Wines 2 Whales entries open

Entries have just opened for the Western Cape’s most loved three-day stage mountain bike (MTB) events, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) MTB Adventure, Ride and Race. “Entrants can look forward to fun and surprising route upgrades in 2017,” says Johan Kriegler, the race director. “The systematic replacement of alien vegetation with indigenous vegetation is still our focus, as is our on route nature conservation efforts and the creation of sustainable job opportunities. A sincere thank you goes out to all the landowners for consistently opening their hearts and farms to the annual event.” Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus. The event takes place in the last week of October and the first week of November. For more information, contact Chris at 083 760 3158, email, or or visit

Pictured is Bonita Malherbe of Team Van Loveren Ladies, in action during the 2016 race.