Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm will toe the line at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014.

Sahm, whose impressive track record includes amongst others, three ABSA Cape Epic victories, three Transalp Challenge victories, two Trans Schwarzwald victories, one Trans Germany victory and one Trans Andes Challenge victory, is in the process of rehoming to South Africa, with Stellenbosch being his desired end destination.  “Our move to South Africa is firstly a personal decision,” says Sahm.  “We wanted to make a change and spend more time together as a family.  Secondly, South Africa is one of the greatest places, with Stellenbosch having a good mixture of all that the Cape has to offer.  It actually became a home for me a long time ago”.

“Seeing as we will be moving to South African soon, I thought I might as well take the opportunity to race some of the really cool events in the Western Cape,” continues Sahm.   “I know that the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails features the most perfect single trail riding that Stellenbosch has to offer.  With November being off season for the Europeans, I entered with the idea of having a lot of fun, but whenever I put a start number on my bike I want to race as fast as possible.  I am looking forward to the sunshine, cool trails and friendly people”.


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 the race on Twitter:  @OriginOfTrails / @Stillwater_MTB 

Like their Facebook page:  Stillwater MTB Events

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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