Mountain bikers will have a perfect opportunity to view what the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek is all about when a highlights package is aired on SuperSport from tomorrow night.
The sixth edition of the three-stage event took place from the Zuurberg Mountain Village in late May and potential participants will see some of the finest mountain biking trails in the Eastern Cape in the half-hour premiere. The show will be broadcast several times until Tuesday.
Race organiser Siska van der Bijl said the show would bring the event to a wider audience.
“People who have heard about the GZT will get an accurate idea of what it is all about,” she said.
“It is one of the best productions of the race I have seen and it highlights not only the diversity of the trails, but also its true spirit and luxurious nature.”
Entries for next year’s race (May 29 to 31) have opened, with the Platinum package already sold out. However, Van der Bijl said there were still some options available for interested riders.
Cyclists will have a further opportunity to “sample” the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek experience when the Hayterdale Classic, sponsored by Tavcor Commercial Vehicles, takes place on August 24 this year.
The 60km Classic – with its 1 000m of climbing across equals portions of gravel road, jeep track and single-track – is a proper mountain biking test.
Participants should also not be fooled by the 30km Challenge, which provides a decent examination of one’s cycling credentials, whereas the 12km Ramble is an entry-level event.
Broadcast schedule: July 11 (SS8, 8pm), July 12 (SS8, 10.30am and SS10, 11.30pm), July 13 (SS8, 12.30pm), July 14 (SS8/SS8A, 2.20pm), July 15 (SS8, 9am), July 16 (SS8, 11.30pm).