A preferential booking until the end of June has been offered to cyclists who rode in this year’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain-bike race, which was completed in Addo on Sunday.
This group of riders have until June 30 to book and to pay for their spot in the popular Eastern Cape race, all at this year’s prices.
The offer is applicable to all packages – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.
Race owner and managing director of Hayterdale Trails Siska van der Bijl said the decision to open entries so soon was to give those who had enjoyed the event an opportunity not to miss out next year.
“Some of them like to make early preparations and the idea is for them to hopefully book sooner rather than later when the event is still fresh in their minds,” she said.
“We are allowing participants of the 2018 event up to the end of June to enter, and the entry fee is slightly reduced, so there is a financial incentive.
“If they do not book and pay for their spots before June 30 then they will be liable for the 2019 rates.
Van der Bijl said the entries would open to the general public from July 1, “with a slight increase which is in line with inflation”.
She added that the race organisers were evaluating the possibility of increasing the number of entries next year.