All systems Go for the 2021 Absa Cape Epic

Press Release / 18.09.2021
Just a month to go until the 2021 Absa Cape Epic
Just a month to go until the 2021 Absa Cape Epic / © Nick Muzik Photography

With exactly one month to go to what will undoubtedly be a truly unique Absa Cape Epic experience in October (36 months since the 2019 Absa Cape Epic concluded), it is all systems go for event staff and the 300 teams who are racing the 2021 event.

The organisers of The Race That Measures All have remained committed to doing everything possible to ensure the 2021 Absa Cape Epic takes places safely and successfully from 17-24 October and that riders, both local and international, are offered the very best mountain bike experience. Several necessary changes will be introduced to ensure compliance with government regulations and best practises, including the additional guidelines outlined by CyclingSA and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for the safe return of sanctioned mass participation cycling events.

Most notably, the event will not have spectators and access to race villages, water points and other official areas will be strictly controlled. All participants and event staff must present a negative Covid-19 test before the start of the race and submit to a further antigen test during the event as an added screening measure. Whilst not a prerequisite to participate in the Absa Cape Epic, we do encourage all participants to be vaccinated. Further Covid-19 mitigation plans are in place and will be enforced.

Said Karen Clements, Absa Cape Epic Race Director: “The past 20 months have been incredibly challenging for so many, including the events industry, small businesses and communities that benefit from the vast economic activity generated by events each year. We are truly grateful for the collaboration with, Cycling South Africa, our independent Medical Advisory Group and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture as well as our colleagues at Cape Town Cycle Tour, Ride Joburg and Cape Town Marathon to develop and pave the way for the safe return of more mass participation events in South Africa.”

Fans and supporters of the race can expect a full daily Live Broadcast that will be available on the Absa Cape Epic Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as on SuperSport. In addition to the Live Broadcast, there will be daily highlight shows and blow by blow action on social media throughout the eight days of the event.

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