TransCape race founder Lenore Collett believes a new partnership with ASG Events will boost the experience for riders in the seven-day Western Cape event.
Collett’s vision of creating a premium event has seen two TransCape editions take place, with riders experiencing an incredible journey through what she termed “the most spectacular corner” of the country.
Starting in Knysna and ending in Franschhoek, she said they were proud of what they had achieved.
“But we realised that we needed to partner with likeminded businesses to take our vision to the next level.
“This is why I’m excited about the partnership with ASG. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in event management and share our vision for the future.
“I have no doubt that the TransCape is now well positioned.”
The seven-day TransCape across the width of the Western Cape will join such flagship races as the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, Liberty Encounter Series and Sanlam MTB Invitational in ASG’s repertoire of partnership events.
ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said they were looking forward to building on the success story of the 675km endurance event.
“It fits in nicely with our current offering for high net worth individuals in the mountain bike stage race sphere.
“We believe strongly it will set the benchmark for seven-day stage races on the African continent.”
With stages ranging between 70 and 130km, the event targets riders who have a measure of technical ability and who are looking to enjoy the experience.
He said the TransCape was a full-service tour, which meant participants’ on and off the bike needs would be met throughout.
“This includes on-road nutritional, technical and medical support, three meals a day, hotel and guest house accommodation and transfers between stages.”
The race, which starts in Knysna and finishes in Franschhoek, takes in the Garden Route, Klein Karoo, Overberg and Winelands regions.
For more info, go to http: www.transcapemtb.co.za.