Entries for new 3-day MTB stage filling up rapidly

With just over 300 entries left for the Grape Escape, the new 3-day MTB stage race taking place in March 2011, top cyclists David George and Kevin Evans (Team 360life) have already confirmed their participation.

“I’m absolutely looking forward to it. It’s great to have another 3-day MTB event, especially for us in the Cape. The timing is right – it’s great preparation for the Cape Epic. And as if that’s not enough, the Grape Escape’s route includes some of the most beautiful scenery in the country,” said Kevin Evans.

Media interest in the event has been tremendous and a number of South Africa’s top sport journalists have also secured their entries including Kevin McCallum (The Star), Mike Finch (Bicycling), Steve Shapiro (Ride) and Jon Gericke (eNews Channel).

“We have received almost 400 entries in the last week. I reckon the event will be fully subscribed before the 16th of December, so best you get your entry in before going on holiday!” said David Bellairs, CEO of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the event.

For more info and to enter online, visit www.grapeescape.co.za.