Imbuko Family Vintners will be hosting the “IMBUKO BIG FIVE MTB CHALLENGE” on 17 February 2024. In this unique challenge, riders will endure a total ascent of 3 000m over 77km, making it the ultimate one-day event to test your strength and fitness only four weeks before the 2024 ABSA Cape Epic. The Imbuko Big Five MTB Challenge aims to be the only South African race that tests riders on an international level when it comes to hill climbing. We aim to grow the Imbuko Big Five MTB Challenge in becoming THE benchmark event to test skill and endurance to compete in the ABSA Cape Epic and other international mountain bike races.

The route is designed by Pieter Van Wyk, who worked on the route design team of the ABSA Cape Epic for many years. Five major climbs (Imbuko ‘Big Five’) will be the main challenges in the race and will take riders through the iconic single tracks of the surrounding mountains of Wellington.

Riders can enter as solo, male or female. 


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