PEPlett – 4 day mountainbike stage race between Port Elizabeth and Plettenberg bay –
Its more than a ride … its an Adventure!
The 2nd year of PE PLETT and year one for Isuzu Trucks as title sponsor was a resounding success and the strapline “ The Tough One” says it all . Many referred to the event as the “Mini Epic” and is the perfect playground to test your MTB skill and fitness.
The commitment by Craig Uren COO of Isuzu Trucks to a minimum of 3 years is exciting and we expect PE PLETT to grow from strength to strength.
2015 Entries will open on 1 Nov and will be limited to 400 riders.
The 2015 route
The route in 2015 will once again reverse and the start will be at Wedgewood Country Estate outside of Port Elizabeth and the finish will be quite dramatic as the riders cross the Keurbooms River by floating bridge and onto the finish line at Forever Resorts.
The distances for each day will be less than 100km with Day 4 being 60km into the Finish Line.
We have moved the race 1 week earlier to accommodate the busy calendar. The 2015 event will see the riders depart PE on Thurs 3 Sept and arrive in Plett some 4 days later on Sunday 6th September.
Our village selection will be a new Day 1 Village in Hankey, Day 2 will be back to “Die Stoor” in Kareedouw and Day 3 will see the riders return to the 2013 venue of Storms River Village and a brand new finish in Plett on Day 4.
New Class and Prize Money
We have opened up entries to 100 solo riders and prize money will be R178 000 in total.
It’s an event that is packed with logistics including 165 crew, 13 vehicles and trucks courtesy of Isuzu, 250 tents, food halls, TV crews, helicopters and a route that is over 340km long with over 20 000 Day-Glo stickers being used to mark every twist and corner en route between PE and Plett.