Thursday, 28 October 2010

ABSA Cape Epic London 2011 Route Launch & ( Wales ) Training weekends

The 2011 route launch will take place in Putney

Venue: Telegraph ( ) Telegraph Road Putney Heath SW15 3TU

Date: Thursday 23rd November 2010

Time: 7:15 pm

Guest Speaker: Sally Bingham (Top UK Ladies finisher in the ABSA Cape Epic 2010 ~ 3rd in the mixed) ,

Nico Pfitzenmaier and Sally Bigham rode in aid of the Big Tree Foundation during the 2010 Absa Cape Epic

Mark Tickner ( Master Instructor – and trainer of 2 Top 50 Epic Finishers in 2010 )

NOTE: Specific ABSA Cape Epic Endurance/Strength training will be hosted on weekends during winter at


Two weekends of Mountain Bike training will be held in Wales at Afan Forrest to prepare riders for the ABSA Cape Epic.

This will focus on the technical skills required to ride the ABSA Cape Epic. (The hard winter months endurance training will have been done whilst all these trails are under snow !)

The weekend will allow riders to meet fellow riders, swap stories and tips. There will be nutrition talks and a screening of the ABSA Cape Epic on the big screen at the Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre.

When : Weekend 1 - Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th of February 2011

Weekend 2 - Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th of March 2011

(If there is heavy snow – we will move weekend 1 to run Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th March 2011)

Where: Afan Forrest Park – (Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre which has full service centre and sales for parts – and worst case, you can rent a bike)

Accommodation: Afan Lodge and The Queens – numbers dependant ( right at the centre)

Master Coach : – Mark Tickner ( )

Price : – This is still to be confirmed. + - £75

Travel: - This is not included but the ‘convoy’ will leave from – (see map) at 7am each Saturday morning.

Both days will include the choice of a long ride 3/5hrs – ‘Whites’ and ‘Skyline’ or a technical ride ‘The Wall’ (riders will be given the chance to practice descents and work on techniques )

If you are registered for the ABSA Cape Epic, this is essential ride time with the friends you will be chilling with in the chill tent before dinners as you listen to Dan snap out some witty chirps. 1200 Riders all fighting to finish – now is the time to make friends for that ‘power link’ you will borrow on route to see you to the finish of the day !

Full details will be given out at the screening of the ABSA Cape Epic route launch.

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