Cape Trails, the official route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, are super excited to take ownership of their new Specialized mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the

According to Bianca Grobbelaar, Marketing Manager Specialized Bicycles, Cape Trails are outdoing themselves.  “Just listening to Johan Krieger talking about the Cape Trails team will give you goose bumps. These guys are the unsung heroes and they put a lot of effort into building these trails. At Specialized we are passionate about bikes, the trails and trail building. This is just a small token of appreciation to thank them for what they’ve done.  We want them to ride and enjoy their own masterpieces”.

“Today my dream came true,” says Ashwell Swartz, Cape Trails.  “I am looking forward to experiencing the difference between riding a 29er and riding a 26er.  Specialized bicycles are unique and classic.  They are the best on the market.  Owning one has been a huge desire of mine”.

Each Cape Trails route builder cycles +- 6000km a year, this includes cycling to work and back as well as going out on route while building the trails.

Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!

  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure:  31 October 2014 until 02 November 2014   
  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride:  03 November 2014 until 05 November 2014 
  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race:  07 November 2014 until 09 November until 2014

Stage One

Start:    Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West)
Finish:    Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

Stage Two

Start:    Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)
Finish:    Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

Stage Three

Start: Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)
Finish: Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus)

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Follow us on Twitter:  @SpecializedZA / @w2wmtb

All 2014 FNB W2W MTB riders (Adventure, Ride and Race) stand the chance to win a magnificent Specialized mountain bike in the #MySpecializedDraw.  Valued at a whopping R50 000.00 per event, the #MySpecializedDraw includes a Body Geometry Fit Session.

About FNB Wines2Whales:

FNB Business and FNB Private Clients have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sport that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The annual FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.


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For more information on the FNB Wines2Whales MTB events contact: 083 760 3158, email:, or or visit

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