Entries for PE PLETT 2014 are now open and public entries (non 2013 riders) will be made available on the 5 Dec.
It is IMPORTANT that only 2013 riders enter as any other entries received will be deleted from system if entered.
The inaugural PE PLETT 2013 was not only a sold out success story but all riders who participated in this tough 4 Day stage race between 14 and 17 Sept could only sing their praises.
The 2014 event will see the 400 riders depart from Plettenberg Bay on the 16th September 2014 and an exciting exit from this coastal city is planned. The organisers are hard at work already looking for new routes and meeting with the respective landowners. Race Organiser Mike Glover says “ We learnt a lot from the Inaugral 2013 event and have some exciting changes for 2014 that will see this event grow into a World Class show stopper... Guaranteed!.
The 2013 event had the following highlights...
The start on Shark Rock Pier and the journey through the heart of Port Elizabeth with the “devils Staircase” finish into Day 1 overnight stop at Gamtoos Hotel had the majority of riders suddenly realising that the ride to Plett would be a challenge to say the least. The winning Team Contego being under 5 hours while the tail had a long day in the saddle at over 10hrs.
The next 3 days was a roller coaster ride with the St Francis to Oyster Bay being the highlight on Day 2. A late start on Day 3 due to heavy rains was welcomed by the majority of the field and it turned out to be a perfect one with Storms River Village putting on a great show with the gal band Fever.
Day 4 into Plettenberg Bay was a glorious sunny day and the Otter trail did not disappoint with the Central Beach arrival being a truly stunning finish. The Contego team of Knipe and Heyns and the Red Cherry gals team of Stopforth and De Groot winning all 4 days. Next year the competition will be a lot fiercer as the word gets out regarding this tough 4 day stage race.
The 2014 event will be staged from PLETT to PE with the prevailing wind being a South Westerly … the sun should be on your face and the wind on your back.