You can do KAP sani2c as a solo rider in 2020 and bring your family along for the race village experience
If you have been contemplating taking the journey from the Underberg area in KwaZulu-Natal down to Scottburgh on the South Coast, but your regular riding partner is not available, you can now race it solo.
Race Founder, Farmer Glen: “Mates who want to travel to the event together may be at different levels of fitness or technical ability, and having solo entries will mean they can start out together, and enjoy the race as a group if it works out that way. But they will have the freedom to split up at different paces during the course of the day if that is how it pans out. Riding with friends and having a good time together on the bike was a core reason for us starting the sani2c, and we don’t want this to change. Also, the sani2c is tough and travels through some remote areas, so the buddy system helps to make sure each rider has someone looking out for them. This category will also cater to riders who have partners pull out close to the race and they cannot find a replacement, or for those who just prefer to ride their own race. Riding the sani2c as a team is a fun and rewarding experience and this will remain, but we don’t want to be turning people away who just don’t have a compatible rider they can enter with.“
Bring your family
Access to KAP sani2c race villages for ‘Super Seconds‘
In addition to solo entries, the event now offers family and friends of riders a ‘Super Seconds‘ package so they can be part of the race experience and special vibe. For many years, the sani2c race villages have been out of bounds for supporters for logistical and practical reasons. “Many riders are keen for their supporters to experience the race village and spend time with them after a hard day’s riding. Although we cannot accommodate a large number of people, our facilities are constantly being improved and we are now able to make these limited spots available for 2020.” – Farmer Glen Haw, sani2c founder.
The ‘Super Seconds’ Packages
- Sleep in the tents amongst the riders and enjoy all the facilities, meals and snacks provided in the race villages
- Bring along a caravan and then join for meals and use the facilities (and experience the vibe!) of the race villages
- You can book your own accommodation in the area but come along for meals and race village life
NOTE: These packages do not include the night before the race at the Glencairn Farm start venue. The tent with dinner and breakfast, or the dinner and breakfast only option, needs to be purchased separately.
About KAP sani2c
3 Days. 263km. Sani Pass to the Indian Ocean.
The KAP sani2c is a three-day “Ride of your Life”, with 263km of tough but blissful trails not available at any other time of the year. From the foothills of the southern Drakensberg, through farmlands, tribal land, forestry areas as well as game reserves, the route flows down to the sea at Scottburgh. The famous “Umko Drop” on day 2 is legendary for its 40kms of descent into the Umkomaas Valley, and the “Iconic Climb” back out. The three versions of the sani2c, the Trail, Adventure and Race, make the event one of the largest stage races in the world. It is also one of the oldest stage races in the country, with a rich tradition of providing three days of exceptional riding and hospitality, while also fulfilling its commitment to uplift the many communities along its route.
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