Entries open for the Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic

Enter the third edition of the Garden Route’s most spectacular stage race, the Dr Evil Classic, which takes place from 18th to the 20th of September 2014. Master route designer Leon Evans has guaranteed his signature event will once again be one to remember.

“My reputation as Dr Evil only stretches only as far as the Absa Cape Epic is concerned,” he commented. “For everything else I am actually Dr Nice. A three-day ‘classic’ may sound evil, but it is in fact a fun-filled three days!”

The Route
“The event is designed for the average rider,” he added; and confirmed what all returning riders are no doubt hoping for, that the route will not differ dramatically from last year’s event, but that he will in fact endeavour to make it a little easier, but at the same time it needs to be a bit of a challenge.

Each day’s stage will be around 80-kilometres long and – in keeping with the event’s creed of offering ‘something for everybody’ – be made up of a combination of singletrack, scenic district roads and forest trails. “Nowhere in the country can you ride indigenous forests as you can here,” said Evans of the forest belt of hills and dales between Wittedrift and Knysna.

The event will run in a daily cloverleaf format from the race village in Wittedrift and detailed route maps and profiles will be published soon. As soon as Evans is finished route-planning for that race in which is known as Dr Evil.

Ride the Karoo to Coast too
A shuttle will be available from Knysna to Uniondale after the finish on Saturday 20th of September for those riders also tackling the Pennypinchers Die Burger Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge. Dr Evil Classic riders will receive a preferential start in the K2C and receive a discount of R200 on Dr Evil entry costs if they enter both events.

Enter and Win
Enter before 25th of May and stand a chance to win a team entry and three nights accommodation at Baroness Lodge in the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, valued at R12 000. Early Bird entrants will also be entered into a draw to win a Merida 29er.

Enter online at www.drevilclassic.com today or contact race director Zandile Meneses on zandile@drevilclassic.com if you have any queries. But remember entries are limited so don’t hesitate.

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