The 27-year-old, who won the race last year, said the climbs and technical parts of the 60km mountain bike course suited him best.
“I also think the course has a nice mix of jeep and singletrack sections,” Meaton said.
The racing, which will start at the Baywest Mall, would be different this year as many of the riders were now familiar with the route, which could see them adopting new strategies.
Meaton, who came fifth in the Herald Cycle Tour MTB event in February, said he would ride according to how his body felt after participating in the third round of the SA MTB Cup Series XCO in Bloemfontein today. He said this might tire him out, but he still felt confident about his form.
“I think my form is good at the moment,” the Grahamstown resident said.
However, he would only decide what tactics to use on the day. He was also keen to see who his rivals would be.
Meaton said after tomorrow’s event he had no further big plans for the rest of the season due to his wife leaving for the United Kingdom on the same day and intended to join her later in the year.