BMT Racing Team gears up for Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience

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The BMT Racing Team will be out in full force on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019 when they take on the 2019 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience at the beautiful Blaauwklippen Wine Estate.

“We started in 2008 with two riders, Unathi Masopi and Thando Nthuthu from Kayamandi (Stellenbosch).  Songo Fipaza from songo.info assisted in spotting talent,” says Chris Norton, Manager BMT Racing Team and Owner of the BMT Bike Shop in Stellenbosch.  “The team has since grown to twelve members (including one female rider) that reside in either Kayamandi or Lorenzo in Jonkershoek and range in age from 23 – 37.  Through the support of great sponsors our team has the right equipment, training and expertise to take all riders to the top despite their circumstances.  The team trains at Maties Gym (who sponsors their contracts).  We have a weekly training schedule that we stick to and have programs for the bigger stage races.”

“We are grateful to Stillwater Sports for the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience entries,” continues Norton.  “Without this sort of support the team would never be able to show their talent to the wider community.  We love this race!  It happens in our backyard which is where we train.  By participating our riders are exposed to people that they would never socialize with and have fun with. They get an understanding of racing conditions and for the better riders it’s a great chance to show their skills to the local community that has supported them.”

Thando Nthuthu (37) and Sive (Besty) Boyce (26) are two of the BMT Racing Team members that will take on the challenge of the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience.

“The challenge of getting through the course and getting to the finish is what attracts me to the sport,” says Nthuthu.  “I am really looking forward to riding our own trails and beating Chris.”

According to Boyce, her goal is simpler.  “I am a beginner so getting to the finish is my only goal.  I am just looking forward to riding my bike.  I live for it.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience & Origin of Trails Trail Run

Date:    Saturday, 30 November 2019

Venue: Start:  Die Laan (Stellenbosch) Finish:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Origin of Trails MTB Experience/ Stage One
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
  08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)
  09:00 / Fun Ride (8 – 10km)

     Date:  Sunday, 01 December 2019

Venue: Start & Finish:  Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Event: Origin Of Trails Trail Run
Start Time: 06:45 / 12 – 15km
  06:50 / 5km
Event: Origin Of Trails MTB Experience / Stage Two
Start Time: 07:00 / Marathon (50 – 60km)
  08:10 / Half Marathon (28 – 30km)

ENTRY FEES:

Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience      

Option 1:  Marathon (50 – 60km per day) R1600.00
Option 2:  Half Marathon (28 – 30km per day) R1400.00
Option 3:  Fun Ride(8 – 10km) R200.00

   Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run

Option 1: Long 12 – 15km R350.00
Option 2: Short 5km R250.00

MTB entry fee includes:  This applies to the Marathon and Half Marathon MTB Experience entrants ONLY.

  • Exclusive T-shirt
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • Scrumptious lunch offering on both days
  • A light breakfast with coffee on both days
  • Well stocked Water Points
  • A pair of Falke socks
  • A finisher Medal

Fun Ride entrants will be rewarded with a medal and an exclusive t-shirt.

Trail Run entry fee includes:

  • An official event t-shirt
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • A pair of Falke socks
  • Lucky draw prizes
  • A finisher Medal

     FALKE FOOT ZONE All entrants (runners and mountain bikers) are invited to visit the Falke Foot Zone once they’ve crossed the finish line for a free Falke leg and foot massage.   

CHARITY SUPPORTThe Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the:  1. Urban Caracal Project, 2. Aitsa After Care Centre and the 3. Stellenbosch Trail Fund

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Follow us on Twitter:  @OriginOfTrails For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience and/or Trail Run please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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