Entries open 2017

PEPlett - 4 day mountainbike stage race

The 5th staging of PEPLETT and of your incredible 4 Day MTB adventure starting in Port Elizabeth and finishing in Plettenburg. 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 our Finish line 4 days later will either be at Kurland or Natures Valley. 

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More info about the Tough One...


More info about the Lite One...

Directly to the results and pictures of 2016 ...

Review of a PEPlett Lite Rider 

Just a huge THANK YOU for a fantastic, life changing adventure !

It was awesome even with the weather being the way it was – if it was easy it wouldn’t be worth it! I would love to enter for 2017 (the Tough One this time).

from Janine Westley

Review and Race Report - Yolandi du Toit

Race report of the Isuzu Trucks @PEPlett, @GarminSA

Race Report 4Barely 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.


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.


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, Isuzu Trucks 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.

Contact Us...

Organiser Red Cherry Adventures

PO Box 15710, Emerald Hill
Port Elizabeth – 6011

Tel +27 41 5815335
Fax +27 41 5815334
Fax to email +27 86 574 2705
Email – az.oc1477208908.yrre1477208908hcder1477208908@maet1477208908

PEPlett is organised by Red Cherry Adventures, a PE based events company which is aligned to Red Cherry TV Production and also has its very own charity called Touch Africa.