KAP sani2c Diary Note
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Bok legends back for another KAP sani2c shot
Himeville - Ten former rugby stars will setting off from the
Southern Drakensberg Hamlet of Himeville for the 2017 KAP sani2c
mountain bike “Adventure” on Wednesday 10 May, each with a
different agenda for the three day odyssey to Scottburgh.
SARLA Boss Stefan Terblanche will head up the five pair entry
from the SA Rugby Legends Association (SARLA), partnering former
lock John Slade for the legendary trip from the Berg to the
beach, and says he is itching to start the 2017 challenge, his
fifth edition of the world’s biggest MTB stage race.
For his partner John “Slugger” Slade, the 2017 race presents an
opportunity to set right the hiccups that dogged his race last
Said Slade, who is the most experienced sani2c rider in the SARLA
lineup, having completed the race seven times before. Last year
his final stage into Scottburgh was something of a nightmare
after he broke his derailler and had to ride the entire stage in
“And it wasn’t the right gear either!” Slade quipped. “sani2c
single speed was not part of the plan!"
This year he has drawn SARLA boss Stefan Terblanche as a team
mate, which has both its own pros and cons.
“Stefan is a freak of nature,” says Slade. “He is so strong. I
will just try to stay on his wheel.”
It didn't take long for the sani2c to warap its hooks around the
former Sharks forward, and over the years he has ridden it in
various different formats and at different times of the year.
“Every sani2c is different. Farmer Glen always tweaks and changes
the course and it gets better and better every year. Last year’s
route was unbelievable and the single track was superb,” says
He said the SARLA team approached the race as a unit, set on
enjoying the mood and vibe of the Adventure, where time and
position are less important.
“On Day One and Day Two we tend to ride with our partner, but on
Day Three we stick together as a unit, all the teams ride
“That way if someone is battling or has a problem, we all work
together to get them to the finish in Scottburgh,” he noted.
He was also thrilled that Terence Chapman, who runs the SARLA
office and has been a loyal seconder and supporter of the SARLA
teams taking part in the KAP sani2c, was due to ride his debut
“That is well deserved!” gushed Slade. “He has been such a great
guy supporting us for many years and to get to finally ride is
brilliant. He may struggle a bit on the hills on Day Two, but we
will get him through,” said Slade
Also riding in the SARLA colours will be old time scrumhalf and
flyhalf pairing of Craig Jamieson and Henry Coxwell, the centers
Trevor Halstead and Matt Pennefather, outside backs Shaun Payne
and Neil Penrose, and the sani2c debut pairing of SARLA’s Terence
Chapman and Neil Cole.
The SARLA teams entered into the KAP sani2c are John Slade/Stefan
Terblanche, Craig Jamieson/Henry Coxwell, Trevor Halstead/Matt
Pennefather, Terence Chapman/Neil Cole and Shaun Payne/Neil
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Once again a large contingent
of SA Rugby Legends will take on the Adventure at the 2017 KAP sani2c from
10-12 May including Sharks legend Shaun Payne (pictured).
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