|KAP sani2c Media Release
13 March 2018
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sani2c magic remains despite change of finish venue
Glencairn – With the 2018 KAP sani2c just under two months away,
organisers have taken the decision to move the finish of the race
from the Scottburgh Main Beach to the nearby Scottburgh Primary
School to improve the logistics at the end of the trio of events,
the first of which gets under way on 8 May.
Race organiser ‘Farmer’ Glen Haw has quickly reassured riders that
the iconic three day race from the foothills of the Drakensberg to
the sea will take riders to the Scottburgh beachfront on their way
to the finish at the primary school.
“Riders will still get to the sea!” Haw ensured. “We will still have
the floating bridge on the lagoon and riders will be on the beach
for a bit so everything is the same we have just added about another
two kilometres to get to the junior school.”
There were a number of factors that influenced the decision to
change the finish venue, but ultimately it was a need to streamline
the entire finish process that made Haw and his team change the end
point of the entire race.
“We found that we needed to simplify the logistics of the finish,”
Haw explained. “The beach is a public space and the size of the
event made it quite a difficult area to host the finish.
“It was quite a disjointed area and so by moving it to the school we
have our own private finish venue that is away from the public.
“Moving the finish to the school is going to be great for the school
and we are looking forward to making it our home for years to come,”
added Haw, who’s passion for uplifting the communities through which
the race moves has underpinned the entire race from its inception.
Over the past 12 years Haw and his team have put on an event that
has seen it grow into one of the biggest multi-stage mountain bike
races in the world and the formula generally remains the same
He has spent some time in Canada scouting out how their events are
run recently and picked up some useful tips ahead of this year’s KAP
“I went over and rode in the BC Bike Race and learnt that from an
event standard perspective we are leading the way here in South
“The big thing that I did learn was that over there they have an
incredible etiquette when it comes to riding and giving people right
In 2018, the team will be out to make a few minor tweaks to the
event that will hopefully enhance the riding experience for every
competitor that takes part in one of the three events.
“We want to try and improve the flow of the riding a bit more this
“Our plan is to widen some sections of single track so it is easier
for riders to get past each other but with that comes our drive to
improve the etiquette of riders.
“In South Africa riders tend to want to stay in front on the single
track even though there might be someone behind them that wants to
“We want to get riders to respect that sometimes you might not be
the strongest and that you need to give those that are stronger the
chance to get past.
“The mentality here is far more competitive but sometimes that needs
to give way for respect and etiquette,” Haw added.
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Riders of the 2018 KAP
sani2c will still experience the thrill of the floating bridge over the
lagoon in Scottburgh, however they will still have a few kilometres left
to ride to the new finish venue at Scottburgh Primary School for the
event starting on 8 May 2018.
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