The Tough One

As there is no time bar on the Prudential PE PLETT even a social mountain biker could complete the TOUGH One.   With daily distances not exceeding 90km and elevation averaging at 1500m per day its TOUGH but very achievable.  To enjoy the ride, scenery and the festivities it is advisable to be MTB fit.

Each Team/Solo standard package consists of :

   - Official Race Garment and Race Finisher's T-shirt
   - 3 Delicious meals per day (Vegetarian options available)
   - Tented Village (A spacious 3-man tent + comfortable mattresses)
   - Hot showers, clean accessible toilets.
   - Free Beers and wine
   - Transport of your essential luggage from village to village


OM - Open Men

OW - Open Women 

OX  - Open Mixed 

SV -  Sub Vet Men 

VM - Vet Men 

MM - Master Men 


Both riders to be older than 19 on 31 Dec 2018.

Sub Vets 
Both riders to be between 30 and 39 on 31 Dec 2018.

Both riders to be between 40 and 49 on 31 Dec 2018.

Both riders to be 50 or older on 31 Dec 2018.

If team members fall into different categories,  for example - one rider is 35 (sub vet) and the other is 55 (master) - the team will be placed in the Open category.

Race Details

Pre Event:
Limited pre-event tented accommodation will be made available at Woodridge. This includes dinner on the night of registration, tent with mattress and breakfast on Day 1 before Start.  Please email to book.
Alternatively, you can book your own accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth.

During the Event:
Each team (or solo) is allocated one spacious 3-man tent.  Comfortable mattresses will be provided but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillows.  Tents will be erected and allocated before you arrive, our facilitators will be standing ready to assist you in finding your tent.

Post Event:
All competitors must make their own accommodation (if required) arrangements for after the finish of the event.

Luggage Box

Each competitor will be issued with a 100-litre dust- and water-proof plastic box, marked with your race number. All your essential clothing, bike spares, energy drinks etc. need to be packed into this box and it will be transported from village to village. No other bags will be transported. It will be your responsibility to pack your box, and deliver it to the Luggage Truck before the start of each day. Your box will be delivered to your tent at each village before you arrive.

There will be a separate truck travelling directly to the Finish with bike boxes and other kit not required during the race.

Black Boxes need to be returned at the Finish where you will exchange it for your Finisher Shirt.