From 17 to 24 March 2019 every morning at exactly 7:00 o’ clock during 8 days, the starting signal resonates through the breathtaking scenery of South Africa. 650 teams begin the next stage of the Cape Epic, which holds the title, with its 700 kilometers and 15,000 meters of altitude, of one of “the hardest mountain bike race in the world”.
The Cape Epic in South Africa is the world's most famous mountain bike marathon. It is a privilege to be allowed to participate. The race is run in teams of two.
At the start of the race, many well-known professional bikers such as World Champion Nino Schurter and Olympic champion Jaroslav Kulhavy will also be among us.
For the sixth time after 2009, 2010, 2013 2016 and 2018 bike2help.ch will commit to supporting South African children who need bicycles to go to school or require a surgery to correct a cleft lip or cleft palate (Operation Smile). In addition, the bike2help.ch team will also contribute to the protection of endangered species (The Cape Leopard Trust) and ANNA FOUNDATION (Education). With every kilometer and every turn of the handle there is a contribution towards the region, which we can experience in all its facets for approximately two weeks - our biggest motivation to finish the race successfully. At the Cape Epic, every day is a challenge for participants and material, due to sand, wind and temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. These conditions will demand all we can give.