PEPlett - 4 day mountainbike stage race
The 5th staging of PEPLETT, an incredible 4 Day MTB adventure starting in Port Elizabeth and finishing in Plettenberg Bay. The big change for 2017 is that PEPlett’s race dates are now 2nd - 5th March.
Our plan is to start at Woodridge School and finish 4 days later in Natures Valley.
Enter now .... !
Race Report: Isuzu Trucks PE Plett by Team Squirtlube - Ben Melt Swanepoel
As the name implies, the Isuzu Trucks PE Plett is run between Port Elizabeth and Plettenberg Bay, with the route changing direction every year to keep things interesting. This is one of South Africa’s most beautiful regions with the warm Indian Ocean on the one side and the heavily forested Tsitsikamma mountains on the other, it makes a perfect setting for a mountain bike race.
Review and Race Report - Yolandi du Toit
Race report of the Isuzu Trucks @PEPlett, @GarminSA
Barely a week had passed since I disembarked from my European flight before I took to the skies again. This time the journey didn’t include any international destinations, ‘only’ a local visit to the beautiful Eastern Cape for the 4th edition of the Isuzu Trucks PEPlett.
A big well done to Red Cherry Adventures for hosting an enjoyable event in unfavourable conditions. I really hope that the event will have better luck weather wise next year as it deserves a break. It has the right recipe with a scenic route in a beautiful part of our country, warm hospitality and a vibrant atmosphere. Flavourable, agh I mean favourable weather is the only ingredient missing from the mix.
The Tough one remains!
With a lot of superb single trails - the Tough one remains.
We have kept our distances between race villages shorter to cater for the LITE riders. But now we have the option to vary the route enormously and build in some great new tracks and create a bigger and better race.
Teams of two and Solo riders will make up the field and daily distances will be under 90km with climbing averaging out at 1600 to 1800 meters per day.
Exposing the Lite Riders to the Pros is also unique and will make for a bigger support base at the Finish lines.
Our Ride within a Race .. the PEPlett LITE
This is a wonderful opportunity for those not so serious bikers to enjoy one of the finest MTB stage races on the calendar.
The coastline between Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth is mountain bike heaven and the LITE riders will enjoy 240km of biking heaven over the 4 days with race distances averaging from 75km on 1st day to 45km on last day. It’s a mixed bag of great single track, windy gravel Roads, forest Jeep Track and some great man made bike park trails
The LITE riders have on option of Solo or Team
Moving into its 5th year, PEPlett has evolved into one of those MTB events that is on the bucket list of many Mountain Bikers and we believe that the introduction of the LITE category will be a feeder to “The Tough One”. Having a separate LITE route also allows the organisers the option to utilise parts of these routes if we need to shorten the main event due to weather or any other reason.