KAP sani2c Media Release No: sani19DN

19 Feb 2019

Embargo : None

Written by : Nick Tatham


2019 KAP sani2c Diary Note
The world's largest mountain biking stage race is fast approaching!
Three days of immaculate trails and brilliant hospitality lie in wait...

The KAP sani2c is a 265km ride from Glencairn Farm in Underberg to Scottburgh on the KZN South Coast.

The event takes teams of two through some of the province's most iconic scenery with the Umkomaas Valley providing a breath-taking backdrop on the second day of the event.

With hospitality second-to-none and trails that make mountain biking a pleasure, the KAP sani2c should be on any mountain bikers bucket list!

Entries are open for the race and can be accessed HERE

NAME OF EVENT: KAP sani2c
EVENTS: Trail (14 May - 16 May)
             Adventure (15 May - 17 May)
             Race (16 May - 18 May)
DISTANCE: 265km (Glencairn Farm Underberg to Scottburgh Primary School)

Media Service:
Gameplan Media will be providing a full pre-race build up campaign ahead of the 2019 KAP sani2c as well as race reports that will include copy, photos, captions and results daily throughout the event.

If you have any requests for interviews or information please get in touch with Nick Tatham (nick@gameplanmedia.co.za) or call him on 083 610 1232.

Background:
The KAP sani2c began as the dream of Farmer Glen (Glen Haw), an avid mountain bike enthusiast and co-organiser of the Imana Wild Ride and in 1998, together with a few local nutty mountain bikers, he completed the first trial run.

The following year Glen scouted and refined the rugged path with the objective of establishing a world-class route. He invited friends and experienced mountain bikers to join in on the infamous dry runs.

In 2004, Glen was confident that a worthy route had finally been established and agreed to by all the relevant landowners and authorities and so February 2005 saw the staging of the inaugural sani2c, a highly successful event despite the heavy rain and muddy conditions of Day 2.

Public response to this "lifestyle event" was overwhelming and the race grew to massive proportions and demand for entries and pressure from communities wanting to participate in the event saw some radical changes ahead of the 2008 event.

The decision to change the format of the event to be run as two separate races - split into the sani2c Adventure and sani2c Race - was a world first and allowed further opportunities for community involvement and accommodated all teams on the 2007 waiting list. It also warranted improving facilities at the overnight race villages with the two 2008 events ultimately deemed a huge success.

2011 then again saw some big changes. Traditionally held in March, the event was susceptible to late summer rains which had disrupted plans every second year since it's inception. After months of negotiating, juggling of dates with other sporting events and planning around farming operations the dates for future sani2cís were moved to May and right away great weather created perfect riding conditions.

2019 will be the fourth year that KAP Industrial Holdings Limited will be involved in the race officially. KAP has had a longstanding involvement with sani2c through its PG Bison timber operations in the KwaZulu-Natal region. As sani2c has grown into a world class event, so too has KAP grown into a leading South African industrial company, thereby enabling it to increase its involvement in this event.

Following the KAP sani2c on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sani2c/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_sani2c
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_sani2c/

For more information on KAPsani2c: Info@KAPsani2c.co.za or www.sani2c.co.za

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