The Absa Cape Epic is a physically gruelling and mentally demanding mountain bike multi-stage race set in South Africa’s Western Cape region.
The event, which is known as The Race That Measures All, requires riders to overcome the challenges of some of Africa’s most picturesque, yet demanding locations.
Every year the race follows a different route that takes riders through rugged terrain, up leg-sapping, rocky climbs and down thrilling bone-rattling, technical descents.
It is an eight-day journey that has, over the years, become a rite of passage for mountain bikers the world over.
The race attracts professional and serious amateur entrants from across the planet that participate in two-person teams in an effort to prove that they have what it takes. It’s a test of skill, fitness, partnership, equipment and mettle and provides a rider experience that is a benchmark for world mountain biking.