Prudential PE Plett MTB: The Rough and the Smooth
Bookings are now open for the 8th annual staging of the Prudential PE Plett premier mountain bike race, which will take place from 6 to 9 February 2020. For this edition, the race starts in Plettenberg Bay, setting off from the prestigious Kurland Polo Fields, and ﬁnishes four days later on a massive downhill ﬂow trail run into Crossways Farm Village in Port Elizabeth.
Between luxury tents and tricky single-tracks, live music and technical ravines, complementary wine and beer and unforgiving headwinds, the race offers the best of the rough and the smooth. In fact, it has everything a world-class mountain bike stage race could hope to bring riders – internationals, locals, professionals and weekend warriors. It also serves as ideal training for the Cape Epic, which takes place six weeks later.
Riders have the choice of two different routes: the Tough One and the Lite. In total, the two four-stage routes cover 326 km and 267 km respectively, running through 56 private farms and into forestry and conservancy areas and concessions that are normally completely inaccessible to the public. These traverse the Tsitsikamma Mountains and Forest, ravines and ancient elephant migration routes, one of the biggest Protea farms in the southern hemisphere, and spectacular coastal scenery – even a portion of the Otter Trail.
With the growing demand for E-Bikes in South Africa we thought it would only be right to introduce an E-Bike category at the 2020 addition of the 2020 Prudential PE PLETT. Complete with battery drop off zones and your very own prize giving. Follow the link below to find out more:
As a boutique race limited to only 200 riders, there is a special sense of camaraderie and exclusivity running through the event. Entries are R14,900 for a team or R8,900 for solo riders, and clients of Prudential Investment Managers receive a preferential rate. The entry price includes three nights’ accommodation in tents with mattresses, all food and beverages, a great goodie bag with official Prudential PE Plett merchandise, and transport of gear from village to village. Ahead of the race, participants can also benefit from a bespoke, 12-week professional training programme developed by expert cycling coach Dr Mike Posthumus from the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
For help along the route, there are also optional extras like physiotherapists, biokineticists, sports massage therapists, airport transfers, bike washing and servicing, and luxury tents, all of which add to the feeling that the Prudential PE Plett is more than just a mountain bike race.
Each entry comes with a goodie bag valued at R3000.00 per person. From the full custom Vye Cycle kit race top to our official Prudential PE PLETT jacket, this is one race bag you don’t want to miss out on. The cut off for the goodie bag closes on the 15th of December. Head to our page to check out what you could get your hands on. In 2019 the event sold out, so to avoid missing out in 2020, book your place early by going to www.peplett.co.za.
Win An Entry
If you would like to stand a chance at winning an entry to the Prudential PE PLETT, then follow the link below and you could be a winner. Competition closes 14th of December and the winner will be chosen on the 15th of December.