PE Plett

PE>>PLETTThe Adventure Provience is currently making a strong surge to take over mountain biking in South Africa. The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek lauched to resounding praise in May, the JBay Winter Festival’s moutain biking race drew 2 000 riders and now it’s nearly time for the established Eastern Cape stage race, the Isuzu Trucks PE Plett.

From the 13th to the 16th of September 400 riders will take to the hills and dales between Plett and Port Elizabeth, spending four days racing 378 of South Africa’s most beautiful kilometres. The PE Plett launched in 2013 with the South ride and this year sees the route reverse as it visits, Kareedouw, Henkey and WoodridgeSchool before finishing at Boardwalk Casino in PE. There is a total of R172 800 in prize money up for grabs for the racers in the field and the race will feature a brand new chill zone, WiFi in the race villages, cell phone charging and laundry facilities. Isuzu Trucks are supplying a “Gig Rig” of note and the mobile dining hall has been revamped from last year.


It promises to be a challenging but rewarding race and one not to be missed. Especially as Red Cherry’s charity Touch Africa are partnering up with the LumoHawk Foundation to help the underprivileged children on the route. By helping finance a new crèche in Humansdorp and a library in Port Elizabeth. You can find out more about the PE Plett by going to or following @PEPlett on Twitter. Race entries are open until the 15th of August so don’t delay, enter today.

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