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Citrus exporter partner with Zuurberg race

One of South Africa's largest citrus exporters, the Sundays River Citrus Company, have announced a partnership with the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race. The boutique three-day event traverses 200km, part of which runs through the citrus orchards of the Sundays River Valley just outside Port Elizabeth. "The farm scenery is absolutely phenomenal," said Det Bakker, liaison officer for the SRCC Foundation Trust, the company's social responsibility arm. "It's a greenbelt of lush orchards that contrasts with the nearby Karoo desert." He said the trust worked to bring...

Great Zuurberg Trek adds luxury package

Organisers of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek boutique mountain bike race have announced a further entry option in response to popular demand. The three-day event, which is based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village just outside Port Elizabeth, initially offered a no-frills Silver and the luxury Platinum and Gold packages. According to race organiser Rob Hayter both luxury options were fully subscribed, which led them to come up with an innovative alternative package that offered prospective participants similar perks. Apart from the entry fee, he said the new Silver...

Official launch: PwC Great Zuurberg Trek

In a mere two months, all mountain biking roads will lead to the annual PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. When the organisers sat down to draw up their masterplan before the first edition, they had what mountain bikers would term a single-track mind-set. This was to create a true, untarnished boutique event in which riders from all over the country could shake off the shackles of city living for three fine days and be pampered while doing what they love best. To hear what they have been up to...

Public entries now open!

Entries for the three-day 2016 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek are now open to the public! The exclusive Platinum option was snapped up by riders on the First-Option List and a limited number of Gold and Silver packages are still available. Only 80 two-person teams will experience the best mountain bike stage racing the Eastern Cape has to offer. Find out more about this boutique race here. Enter now....

Entries for 2016 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek open today

We are pleased to announce that entries for the third PwC Great Zuurberg Trek open today! The field for this three-day boutique event at Zuurberg near Addo in the Eastern Cape is limited to 80 teams. Riders can choose from three luxury options: Platinum, Gold and Silver Read what this race is all about. View the route profiles from this year’s event. Add your name to the First Option List. Alternatively, contact the organisers....

Evans, Seyffert triumph in PwC Great Zuurberg Trek

Kevin Evans sealed what could be one of the last wins of his professional career when he and teammate Pieter Seyffert claimed the overall victory in the second edition of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race near Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Evans and Seyffert (Biogen Volcan-Altech Autopage) were one second behind defending champion Andrew Hill and partner Chris Wolhuter (TIB Insurance) in the 50km final stage that finished at Zuurberg Mountain Village. The duo, who hail from Plettenberg Bay and Johannesburg respectively, clocked 2:26:52 to...

Wolhuter, Hill sprint to stage victory at Zuurberg

Chris Wolhuter and Andrew Hill took one back from overnight leaders Kevin Evans and Pieter Seyffert as they sprinted to the stage win on day two of the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek near Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Wolhuter and Hill, riding in the colours of TIB Insurance, finished in 3:43:01 to hold the Biogen Volcan-Altech Autopage duo at bay by a single second and claim the 78km queen stage that took in remote portions of the Addo Elephant National Park. Cycle Lab's Andrew Mclean and Bruce...