Keen mountain bikers, Brendan Snyman and Dirk Kotze are very excited to take on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014 in support of the J9 Foundation.

“The J9 Foundation was formed by the Springbok rugby legend and former captain, Joost van der Westhuizen who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND),” says Snyman of the J9 cycling team. “MND is a degenerative disorder of the motor neurons which control voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, swallowing, breathing and walking.  The foundation aims to aid those suffering with the disease and also to help forward research of MND. The foundation has 29 beneficiaries and cares for over 40 families who are affected by MND”.

“Our aim is to raise funds and create awareness for MND through the sport of cycling,” continues Snyman.  “Dirk participated in the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails last year and raves about it.  It will be a good event to interact with fellow sportsmen and women, while creating awareness for the foundation.  To be part of this event, riding trails that nobody else has ridden is a huge attraction for me.  Also nothing beats a stage race, the camaraderie and the atmosphere is really special.  Stellenbosch Mountains being so picturesque also adds to the thrill and excitement”.


The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is an individual two day mountain bike stage race that combines a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity.  Riders are given the unique opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-tracks that have been previously unknown to the mountain biking community of Stellenbosch.  The goal behind the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is to offer participants an unbelievable cycling experience, while raising funds to further trail building in Stellenbosch.

Be part of the action at this end of year mountain bike season celebration. Choose between three entry options:  Long (70km and 70km), Medium (70km and 40km) or Short (40km and 40km).

Stage One       Friday, 28 November 2014

Distance: +- 70km or +- 40km
Start & Finish: Stellenbosch

Stage Two:         Saturday, 29 November 2014

Distance: +- 70km or +- 40km
Start & Finish: Stellenbosch


    Option 1:  Long / 70km and 70km / R900.00 per rider

    Option 2:  Medium / 70km and 40km / R800.00 per rider

    Option 3:  Short / 40km and 40km / R700.00 per rider

Follow them on Twitter:  @J9cycling  And like their Facebook page:  J9 Foundation

For more information on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails please contact Stillwater Sport & Entertainment on 086 138 3591, email or visit

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