Wow the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic looks like it’s going to be one for the ages! Starting in Cape Town for the first time since 2009 the Prologue will start at UCT and take in some of Table Mountain’s beloved routes and – here’s the exciting news for Cape Town riders – build some brand new singletracks especially for the event too, that’ll be open to ride post the Epic. From there the riders will take on the climbs and trails around the Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, before traversing the mountains towards Worcester from where the route again crosses some big mountains into the amazing Welvanpas trail network via the breath-taking Bain’s Kloof Pass. The 2015 Epic will finish were the 2014 race started on the trails of Meerendal outside Durbanville.
Meer words don’t really do justice to the scale of the challenge awaiting the would-be 2015 finishers: needing to cover 739km with 16 000m of climbing!