The “bubble” may have burst on the stage race scene but the Dr Evil Classic entry numbers are up and there are five good reasons why this is the case.
20th to the 22nd September – race villages and routes based in Plettenberg Bay.
- The finest forest riding in the country
“Nowhere in the country can you ride indigenous forests as you can here,” says route designer Leon Evans. This year sees two new venues included in the three-day stage race promising even more spectacular singletrack and forest riding. Registration and Day One are at the Plett Game Reserve. Day Two is at Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate. While Day Three remains at the ever popular Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm with its extensive trail network. The daily distances are between 50 and 70km’s.
- Entry Price and Goody Bag Content
This year the team have decided to keep their entry fee very similar to the 2017 cost, but to also spend MORE on their goody bag content. “Our intention is not to make a fortune from the event at the expense of its longevity – we want to be proud of what we offer the riders so that they keep coming back each year. So far – this approach is working and we are grateful for this”. Sais event co-owner Zandile Meneses. The cost per rider is R3850.00 if you contact Zandile@drevilclassic.com directly for a manual form – and R4200.00 if you enter online.
- It’s the perfect warm up for the Buco Lions Karoo to Coast
There’s been an evolution in the thinking on tapering over recent years, with a move away from complete rest. While you want to be as rested as possible for a big race, you also want your muscles to be reactive – you want to be peaking and not in a trough. For this reason the Buco Dr Evil Classic is the ideal tapering (and warm-up) opportunity ahead of the Buco Lions Karoo To Coast, which this year – is once again a seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
- Attention to Detail and Crew
The 3 course meals are prepared by professional chef – Grant Ludski – who is head chef at Knysna Hollow Country Estate. He is a close friend of the event owners. The core crew have remained unchanged for a good few years and they love what they do and strive to pay attention to the small details that reiterates the reality that the rider is our valued guest.
- Accommodation and Spectator Friendly
There are various accommodation options on offer in the surrounding area. Each day’s start/finish area is located within around 20 kilometres from each other and many of the venues are offering discounted rates for Dr Evil riders.
At Plett Game Reserve on Day One – supporters will be able to go on game drives while waiting for the riders to return, while Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate will be hosting a major equestrian event at the same time as day two of Dr Evil, enabling supporters to watch while the riders are out on course.
– Buco Dr Evil Classic riders get an automatic seeding into the second start group (out of seven).
– They will receive their Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Karoo to Coast race numbers at the Dr Evil registration so they do not have to register in Uniondale.
– Buco Lions Karoo to Coast riders who enter MANUALLY will save R350 on their Dr Evil Classic entries.
Entries are limited to 300 riders in order to maintain the special flavour of the event, so hurry to www.drevilclassic.com or contact race director Zandile Meneses directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.