Riders wanting to compete in the Liberty Winelands Encounter have until today to get their entries in for the three-stage event in the Western Cape from April 12 to 14.
The second race in the Liberty Encounter Series takes place on the iconic mountain-bike trails surrounding Paarl and Franschhoek and there is still space for those interested before tomorrow’s deadline.
ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen said they expected entries to pick up as the closing date drew nearer.
As an incentive to competitors ASG Events are offering a 30% discount on all entry packages, which ends at midnight tonight. More information can be found on the Facebook page. c
“We have about 15 team entries left and there are openings for all the categories,” he said.
Competitors who choose the hotel option will spend two nights at the luxury Le Franschhoek Hotel, an option the organisers introduced last year to avoid the hassle of getting to new race venues each day.
There is also the basic team entry package, which excludes accommodation, but provides breakfast and lunch on each day.
Oosthuizen said this year they had introduced a solo category to accommodate riders who may prefer this to the team concept.
“We want to make sure we that we are inclusive in what we offer and we still have space for both solo and team riders.
“But solo entries will share a room with other solo riders to make sure there is accommodation for everyone.”
The Liberty Encounter Series began with the TransCape MTB Encounter from George to Franschhoek in February.
The third and final event will be the Waterberg Encounter near Bela Bela, Limpopo, from June 8-10, providing cyclists with a typical bushveld experience.