From 20 to 27 March 2022 every morning at exactly 7:00 o’ clock during 8 days, the starting signal resonates through the breathtaking scenery of South Africa. 700 teams begin the next stage of the Cape Epic, which holds the title, with its 657 kilometers and 16’000 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 and Olympic Champion Nino Schurter will also be among us.
For the seventh time after 2009, 2010, 2013 2016, 2018 and 2019 bike2help.ch will commit to supporting 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.
This is us – Alessia Nay & Björn Tschnenett. Two passionate endurance athletes who along their journey have more than just sporting goals: Participate in the Cape Epic in 202 in the Mixed Category as well as inspire people to have a healthy lifestyle and support charitie
The Cape Epic is one of the biggest , but also most beautiful challenge for any avid mountain biker and leads the team through spectacular scenery and encounters with foreign animals of the Western Cape.
Distance : 24km
To date, by participating in the six previous Cape Epic, bike2help.ch was able to provide over 90 bicycles, 40 school desks and 40 school uniforms to children in the Cape region. Bike2help.ch riders will again race to make a difference supporting Anna Foundation, the Cape Leopard Trust and Operation Smile.
We also race to inspire others to have an action filled and healthy lifestyle. Follow us on our blog.