ABSA Cape Epic 2015

8 days … 739km … 16 000m of climbing … 1 200 riders … This is the 2015 Absa Cape Epic and Exxaro is again very proud to be part of this spectacular event.

In August 2011, Exxaro was announced as a headline sponsor and official development academy partner to the Absa Cape Epic. The Exxaro MTB Academy was established to introduce mountain biking to historically disadvantaged communities and individuals. Our mission is to help transform the sport in South Africa by increasing the number of previously disadvantaged riders in events like the Absa Cape Epic and to inspire young people to build a positive future for themselves and their families by providing them with a healthy lifestyle alternative to live out their dreams.

Less than a year after the Exxaro MTB Academy was established, it delivered the first success stories. In 2012, nine teams of previously disadvantaged riders participated in the Absa Cape Epic, and three of those teams finished in the top 100 of the elite men’s category. Azukile Simayile and Siphosenkosi Madolo won the inaugural Exxaro Development Jersey and they went on to ride their first race abroad. They completed the TransAlp race in Europe successfully.

ABSA Cape Epic 2014

8 days … 718km … 14 850m of climbing … 1 200 riders … This is the Absa Cape Epic and Exxaro is again very proud to be part of this spectacular event.

In August 2011, Exxaro was announced as a headline sponsor and official development academy partner to the Absa Cape Epic. The Exxaro MTB Academy was established to introduce mountain biking to historically disadvantaged communities and individuals. Our mission is to help transform the sport in South Africa by increasing the number of previously disadvantaged riders in events like the Absa Cape Epic and to inspire young people to build a positive future for themselves and their families by providing them with a healthy lifestyle alternative to live out their dreams.

Less than a year after the Exxaro MTB Academy was established, it delivered the first success stories. In 2012, nine teams of previously disadvantaged riders participated in the Absa Cape Epic, and three of those teams finished in the top 100 of the elite men’s category. Azukile Simayile and Siphosenkosi Madolo won the inaugural Exxaro Development Jersey and they went on to ride their first race abroad. They completed the TransAlp race in Europe successfully.

ABSA Cape Epic 2013

2013 sees the 10th edition of the Absa Cape Epic and Exxaro is very proud to be part of this spectacular event.

In August 2011, Exxaro was announced as a headline sponsor and official development academy partner to the Absa Cape Epic. The Exxaro MTB Academy was established to introduce mountain biking to historically disadvantaged communities and individuals. Our mission is to help transform the sport in South Africa by increasing the number of previously disadvantaged riders in events like the Absa Cape Epic and to inspire young people to build a positive future for themselves and their families by providing them with a healthy lifestyle alternative to live out their dreams.

Less than a year after the Exxaro MTB Academy was established, it delivered the first success stories. In 2012, nine teams of previously disadvantaged riders participated in the Absa Cape Epic, and three of those teams finished in the top 100 of the elite men’s category. Azukile Simayile and Siphosenkosi Madolo won the inaugural Exxaro Development Jersey and they went on to ride their first race abroad. They completed the TransAlp race in Europe successfully.

ABSA Cape Epic 2012

Exxaro MTB Academy is proud to announce its teams to ride the 2012 Absa Cape Epic.

In August 2011, Exxaro was announced as a headline sponsor and official development academy partner to the Absa Cape Epic. The Exxaro MTB Academy was established to introduce mountain biking to historically disadvantaged communities and individuals.. Our mission is to help transform the sport in South Africa by increasing the number of previously disadvantaged riders in events like the Absa Cape Epic and to inspire young people to build a positive future for themselves and their families by providing them with a healthy lifestyle alternative to live out their dreams.

For this year’s race, new talent was sourced and screened in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Waterberg regions, targeting many of Exxaro’s business operations. About 100 bicycles were made available for anyone to use in the initial qualifying races held to recruit potential riders. Each region hosted a race for all the qualifying riders, who competed for a place in the training camp. Promising disadvantaged riders were also able to apply for support to the Exxaro Academy Bursary programme, managed with assistance and expertise from the Absa Cape Epic management team. Three development teams were awarded entries through the bursary programme.

ABSA Cape Epic 2011

Exxaro managers swap boardroom chairs for cycling saddles to raise R1,5m for charity

This weekend, three Exxaro teams will get into their saddles to participate in the 8th annual Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race and in the process raise around R1,5 million for charity.

The demanding eight-day mountain bike adventure starts on Sunday, 27 March and traverses 707km, including 14 550m of climbing between Tokai and Lourensford in the Western Cape.