Organisers of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek are determined to serve up a premium experience to endorse the mountain bike event’s tagline of “Great Outdoors. Great Indoors. Great Impact”.
The three-stage race, which takes place from the Zuurberg Mountain Village near Port Elizabeth from May 26 to 28, strives to create a memorable outing for the riders in all aspects.
Race founder Trevor Hayter, who initiated the event with his brother Rob alongside Mountain Events, said they wanted the competitors to enjoy themselves both on and off the bike.
Besides three days of varied routes, Hayter said they also offered entrants several classy accommodation options, the pick of these being the newly-introduced silver package of R4 900.
Hayter pointed out that the bronze option came in at R3 900 without accommodation, while an upgrade to the silver package gave you a better deal.
“These include three nights’ accommodation and two dinners at the Addo Elephant National Park, as well as a shuttle service by our vehicle partners Tavcor Commercial to and from the race village.”
Hayter said they were always looking to improve what they had to offer.
“I think you can comfortably say the market tells you when you are on the right track because when you grow by 50 per cent in what are tough economic times, it seems that things are working out.”
The organisers have also set up a state-of-the-art internet service in association with Igen.
“I think it is essential for the riders to have that connection,” said Hayter. “But it also gives us a chance to give feedback to the cycling community, who are always engaged with these kinds of events via social media.”