This year’s Pennypinchers Origin of Trails race is welcoming well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood who will take part in the two-day mountain bike event in Stellenbosch from November 28 until 29.
The event will take place one month after her marriage to ultra-marathon runner, Ryan Sandes.
“I missed the inaugural event last year because I was away. I was so bummed because I heard it was great,” says Haywood.
“I love riding in Stellenbosch and now have a great excuse to get out there and train on those beautiful trails.”
“The whole wedding/race schedule thing has been a bit tricky,” laughs Haywood.
“I can’t do too many races before the wedding due to possible injury. A black eye or roastie isn’t the best bride look.”
View more event details here.