The largest stage race in the world is nearly upon us!
The 2018 KAP sani2c is just over two-and-a-half months away and the
excitement is building...
Make sure you follow our build-up to this iconic event!
The KAP sani2c attracts some of the
country's best multi-stage mountain bike riders as well as the
hardcore weekend warrior who is looking to finish one of the
most prestigious stage mountain bike races in the world.
With three different events all starting from the same venue
over three different days and finishing on the Scottburgh Main
Beach, the sani2c offers riders a true view of the country from
the Drakensberg to the Indian Ocean.
Event: 2018 KAP sani2c
Races & Dates: Trail: 8-10 May
Adventure: 9-11 May
Race: 10-12 May
Start: Glencairn Farm, Underberg
Finish: Scottburgh Main Beach
More information can be found at
Gameplan Media will be providing a full pre-race build up
campaign ahead of the 2016 KAP sani2c as well as race reports
that will include copy, photos, captions and results daily
throughout the event.
If you have any requests for interviews or information please
get in touch with Nick Tatham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call him on 083 610 1232.
The KAP sani2c is a three day mountain bike stage race that takes
place from Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal's Southern Drakensberg to
Scottburgh's Main Beach on KZN's South Coast.
Participants tackle the 265km and 3301m of elevation in teams of
two with three different events - the Trail, Adventure and Race -
accommodating hundreds of riders annually.
The KAP sani2c began as the dream of Farmer Glen (Glen Haw), an
avid mountain bike enthusiast and co-organiser of the Imana Wild
Ride and in 1998, together with a few local nutty mountain
bikers, he completed the first trial run.
The following year Glen scouted and refined the rugged path with
the objective of establishing a world-class route. He invited
friends and experienced mountain bikers to join in on the
infamous dry runs.
In 2004, Glen was confident that a worthy route had finally been
established and agreed to by all the relevant landowners and
authorities and so February 2005 saw the staging of the inaugural
sani2c, a highly successful event despite the heavy rain and
muddy conditions of Day 2.
Public response to this "lifestyle event" was overwhelming and
the race grew to massive proportions and demand for entries and
pressure from communities wanting to participate in the event saw
some radical changes ahead of the 2008 event.
The decision to change the format of the event to be run as two
separate races - split into the sani2c Adventure and sani2c Race
- was a world first and allowed further opportunities for
community involvement and accommodated all teams on the 2007
waiting list. It also warranted improving facilities at the
overnight race villages with the two 2008 events ultimately
deemed a huge success.
2011 then again saw some big changes. Traditionally held in
March, the event was susceptible to late summer rains which had
disrupted plans every second year since it's inception. After
months of negotiating, juggling of dates with other sporting
events and planning around farming operations the dates for
future sani2c’s were moved to May and right away great weather
created perfect riding conditions.
2018 will be the third year that KAP Industrial Holdings Limited
will be involved in the race officially. KAP has had a
longstanding involvement with sani2c through its PG Bison timber
operations in the KwaZulu-Natal region. As sani2c has grown into
a world class event, so too has KAP grown into a leading South
African industrial company, thereby enabling it to increase its
involvement in this event.
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