Today the updated route profiles where posted on the website ... As you know we did some recce’s and this are the most accurate maps for the race. No worries because we will also mark the route properly so you won’t get lost.
Have a ‘lekker naweek’ and success with the preparations for #IsuzuTrucksPEPlett 2014 .. .
The hills between Plett and Pe will come alive between the 13th and 16th Sept when this year’s Isuzu Trucks PE PLETT tackles a brand new route.
Some 400 mountain bikers will tackle this challenging route starting at Kurland and finishing at the Boardwalk Casino complex in Port Elizabeth some 4 days later. The route takes them from Plett to Kareedouw to Hankey to Woodridge School and onto Port Elizabeth. Organised by Red Cherry Adventures, a PE based events company …
This event is one packed with logistics … 165 crew, 13 vehicles and trucks courtesy of Isuzu, 250 tents, food halls, TV crews, helicopters … it’s the building of the villages in these remote locations that is the challenge.
We made some changes in “Plan of Action“. Please be aware!
Pre registration starts September the 10th 15h00 until 18h00 @Cherry Place, Port Elizabeth.
Friday the 12th – Kurland pavilion - Registration starts at 14h00 – 19h00. Race briefing is 18h00 sharp instead of the 19h00.
Riders compete in teams of two, so where the team’s combined rider weight is at least 180 kg, they will able to enter the TREAD Buffalo category at no additional fee; and will be eligible for daily stage recognition as well as final General Classification recognition and prizes. The same will apply for the solo division (if applicable), where mountain bikers that weigh 90 kg or more will qualify for TREAD Buffalo status.
We have a new title sponsor on board for PE PLETT and that is Isuzu Trucks. With the new strap line being “The Tough One”, PE PLETT fits perfectly with a dynamic brand like Isuzu. Craig Uren and his team have embraced the association and we have some exciting activation’s planned for the 2014 event.