KAP sani2c Diary Note
Written by : Nick Tatham
The sani2c legacy continues to evolve
Glencairn – As the weeks continue to tick by before the twelfth
edition of the KAP sani2c, the world’s largest mountain bike
stage race remains intent on creating a unique, first-class
experience for riders who take on the three day adventure from
Himeville to Scottburgh during the second week of May.
The sani2c has always been at the forefront of mountain biking
with the race’s three race villages providing riders with state
of the art facilities and the opportunity to wind down in comfort
after a long day in the saddle.
Race founder and organiser ‘Farmer’ Glen Haw has invested a lot
of time into perfecting the facilities at the varying race
village’s and with the conclusion of his, and his team’s efforts
his energy shifts elsewhere in the build up to the 2017 edition.
“We have installed showers and toilets at the overnight stops at
Mackenzie Club as well as at Jolivet,” Haw said.
“This was a massive effort and a major focus of ours over the
past few years and with that now complete we are focusing most of
our energy on the route.
“Every year we put large amounts of effort into the route but we
are thinking of ways and means to make the ride more enjoyable
Mountain bikers are blessed with a large number of multi-stage
races throughout the country, a fact that Haw is grateful for.
“Riders are always being given something new at all their races,
so we need to stay on our toes and always offer a unique
experience to all riders.
“It’s often the small things on the route that make the
difference and we need to keep it interesting for them,” he
An element of the sani2c that sets it apart from a number of
other races is its community engagement initiatives. Involving
all of the surrounding community in the race is at the forefront
of the race’s success.
“Tending to the race villages is a year round job and we employ
eight people full time.
“Despite this, during the event we call on many more members of
the community to work and help in providing the riders with a
“We set incredibly high standards and the community has bought
into that ethos – this keeps the riders coming back every year,”
The juggling act that Haw produces year in and year out to
maintain happiness between all of the role players is a job that
he thrives on, maintaining positive relationships with those that
make the race what it is today.
“There are so many little things that happen around the event
that keep it going and the balancing act of satisfying everyone
involved is an important task.
“Supporting the farm owners by spreading the word that not all
farm owners are bad is important.
“Over the past weekend we spayed and neutered over 200 dogs in
the Jolivet community. Providing the animals with injections is
part of our duty to give back to the people,” Haw mentioned.
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The KAP sani2c has always
given riders the best experience possible and 2017 will be no different as
'Farmer' Glen Haw plans to offer riders new and exciting opportunities
when the three races get underway during the second week of May.
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