Cape Epic for a Cause 2018
- By: Angelo Casu & Johan Fourie
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/cape-epic-for-a-cause-2018
The Absa Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. It has been accredited as hors categorie (beyond categorisation) by the Union Cycliste Internationale. First staged in 2004, the race typically covers more than 700 kilometres (435 miles), and lasts eight days - a prologue and seven stages.
The Absa Cape Epic attracts elite professional mountain bikers from around the world, who compete in teams of two. To qualify for a finish, teams have to stay together for the duration of the race. The course changes every year, but the race has always taken place in the Western Cape. The Absa Cape Epic was described by Bart Brentjens, 1996 Olympic gold medalist in mountain biking and a former Absa Cape Epic winner, as the "Tour de France of mountain biking".
Grand Dédale Country House and Doolhof Wine Estate have once again teamed up for the 2018 edition and aim to raise some much needed funds for Street Smart South Africa.
Johan, General Manager at Doolhof Wine Estate is an experienced mountain biker having successfully completed 5 Absa Cape Epics and, therefore, is member of the elite Amamubesi Club, riders who have completed 4 or more Absa Cape Epics.
Angelo owner at Grand Dédale Country House will be riding his third Absa Cape Epic with a clear aim to raise enough funds for the charity and get a step closer to become an Amamubesi Club member, hopefully in 2019.
The Team goal is to cross the finish line at Val de Vie and raise R100 per every kilometer of the 691 ridden and R5 for every meter of the 15400 that awaits them. We ask YOU to make our goal a reality and help us enrich the lives of many disadvantaged kids!
Kind regards and a heartfelt THANK YOU from the Heart of the Cape Winelands
Angelo Casu and Johan Fourie - Team StreetSmartSA