Food Lover’s Market Announces Official Food and Drinks Partnership with the Iconic Dr Evil Classic Three-Day Stage Race 

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22nd – 24th September  2022 in Plettenberg Bay

This announcement has been welcomed by the Garden Route cycling community as the Dr Evil Classic celebrates a decade of riding on the spectacular trails that Plettenberg Bay has to offer.

Food Lover’s Market is a perfect match for the health conscious person who typically participates in this three-day stage race held over the Heritage long weekend each year. The event was voted one of the top stage races of its type by cyclists who completed the Garmin survey, hosted by Tread in 2021.

Food Lover’s Market will provide participants with delicious and nutritious meals after every stage. The event team are also working on some surprise activations on the route in partnership with Food Lover’s to spoil the riders to the maximum this year. Food Lover’s Market will also partner on the events’ eight waterpoints – providing all snacks and drinks for the points that are traditionally managed by charities from the area.

Besides the breathtaking sea views of stage 3 – this year there is an additional 16km of newly created forest single track created by the MTO Trails team and partners.

Knysna Food Lover’s Market Enjoys Healthy support from Plett Locals

The legendary trail cutter and co-owner of the stage race –  Dr Evil – aka Leon Evans said that even though his family are based in Plettenberg Bay, they regularly make a trip to Knysnajust to shop at Food Lover’s. “We are proud to welcome Food Lover’s on board and we know that this partnership will take the overall rider experience up a level in 2022”

Food Lover’s Market and the Dr Evil Classic engaged with riders at the recent Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo held at the Cape Town Stadium.

The event is in its tenth year and the feedback and return rate of riders indicates that there is something extremely unique that this stage race has to offer. There are three beautiful race villages carefully selected and based on an out and back format. This eases the logistics for riders but also allows them to see vastly different routes daily. Riders find their own accommodation and as the event takes place at the tail end of Winter there are many great deals for rider accommodation. Please see for the suggested accommodation partners.

The entry fee is extremely competitive and the team are generous when it comes to goody bags, taking care of the riders and paying attention to detail. At the end of the day – the routes form a very large part of the rider experience and in 2022 the event will cover a new 16km section of single track that has been created by the MTO Trails team and partners on stage three of the event.

The partnership with Food Lover’s Market will add another dimension to the rider experience at the race villages and the waterpoints in 2022. In 2021, the event took place under strict Covid-19 regulations and although it was sold out and a huge success – it is now the perfect time for Food Lover’s Market to join as the legislation relaxes. “This partnership will allow the riders race village experience to be elevated to new heights in 2022. We want people to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal together and relax after a morning of experiencing the beauty of the Plett mountain bike trails” said Evans.

There is nothing more satisfying than a delicious and nutritious meal after a great morning of cycling in Plett!

Another valuable addition to this partnership is the inclusion of Seattle Coffee Co vendors at the daily race villages. Riders who believe that life is too short to drink bad coffee, will be in their element.

The Dr Evil Classic is a boutique event that only takes 350 riders. The entry fee is extremely competitive and for more info and to enter, please go to


DATE 22nd to the 24th September 2022

VENUE: Stage One – TBC, Stage Two Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate, Stage Three Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm

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