4 day mountainbike stage race - Isuzu Trucks PEPlett

The 4th staging of the Isuzu Trucks PEPlett starts at the magical Kurland Polo Fields outside of Plettenberg bay. The 2016 race will see the introduction of a new LITE category which is a shorter and easier route and affords those not so serious riders the opportunity to be part of this 4 Day MTB adventure.


Our new 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 4th 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.

The Tough one remains

With prize money over R200 000, 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 100km with climbing averaging out at 1800 to 2000 meters per day.

Avoiding the traffic and inherent dangers of travelling into the city by finishing at Crossways which was the 2014 Day 3 village makes enormous sense. It also allows us to create the most incredible tracks for the last 20kms utilising the 3 Rivers Trails bike park which will bring the Riders home.

Exposing the Lite Riders to the Pros is also unique and will make for a bigger support base at the Finish lines.

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.oc1472547763.yrre1472547763hcder1472547763@maet1472547763

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.