The Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati has been an avid supporter of songo.info (a charity focusing on bringing sport to the Kayamandi township of Stellenbosch) since the race’s inception in 2009.
Each year the organizers of the Contego Wines2Whales supply songo.info with entries into this much loved mountain bike event. These coveted entries are utilized as part of songo.info’s hugely successful ‘Ride with a Celebrity’ campaign. Taking the form of an auction, riders can bid to team up with their favorite celebrities. The 2012 Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race will see Christoph Sauser, Burry Stander and Oliver Munnik team up with John Sparks, Trevor McLean Anderson and Michael Creedon. Dan Hugo will also be riding for the initiative. His partner however has unfortunately suffered an injury and will need to be replaced.
According to Songo Fipaza, Co-Founder of songo.info, it is a privilege to once again be joining forces with the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race. “We are very proud to be able to offer this fantastic experience to our “Ride with a Celebrity” VIP's. Not only does this event present us with a great marketing opportunity for songo.info, but it is also an incredible opportunity to raise significant funds for the Organisation, while keeping fit and enjoying the outdoors. To date Contego Wines2Whales has been one of the key fundraising events for the charity. We would like to thank the Wines2Whales team for making this incredible fundraising and marketing opportunity possible for us,” says Fipaza.
“It is an honor for us to be an official charity of the Contego Wines2Whales,” says Christoph Sauser, World Marathon Champion and Co-Founder of songo.info. “The event is super well organized and one of the largest mountain biking events in the Cape. It presents us with the perfect platform to be recognized and raise funds for the charity while having fun with our charity riders and the public. Wines2Whales is the perfect combination of friendship, nature and riding. The event organizers know how to package the best trails in the Cape into three days of riding. I really enjoy the trails, but most of all I really like the idea of ending at the sea. It’s a goal and achievement to look forward to”.
Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!
CONTEGO WINES2WHALES MTB ADVENTURE: Friday, 02 November 2012 until Sunday, 04 November 2012
CONTEGO WINES2WHALES MTB RACE: Friday, 09 November 2012 until Sunday, 11 November 2012
Start Venue: Lourensford Estate, Somerset West
Race Village: Oak Valley Sports Field, Elgin (Western Cape)
Finish: Onrus Caravan Park, just outside of Hermanus (Western Cape)
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