The race with soul, the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is rapidly approaching, with its 12 October start only a month away. The 2014 edition marks the sixth riding of what has become one of the top mountain biking challenges in the world. With UCI points on offer the racing field will be stronger than ever, but with Dryland’s reputation for really looking after their race entrants you can be sure that whether you finish first or last you’ll be treated like part of the Klein Karoo family.
The 2014 Pioneer covers 574.2km in seven days, with 11 958m of climbing, and once again features the iconic Swartberg Pass to finish on stage two. Race sponsors Bridge have upped the ante too, pledging R250 000 in prize money for that stage alone. The first men’s and first women’s team to cross the line on stage two will take home R125 000, making it not only the richest single stage on the global MTB calendar, but also the most equitable.
Social media will be abuzz for the duration of the race with the Bridge Cape Pioneer hashtags and if you’d like to get in on the act we suggest you follow @bridgeCPT on Twitter now already.
For more info visit www.capepioneer.co.za or scan the QR code to read the Bridge Cape Pioneer 2014 race guide on Issuu.