The TransCape MTB Encounter will continue to be supported by the Liberty Group after the company confirmed their sponsorship of the annual mountain-biking series.
The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter, powered by Volvo, became part of the series for the first time this year and ASG Events are again looking forward to providing a memorable experience for next year’s competitors.
ASG Events’ Fritz Pienaar said it combined “some hard-core mountain-biking with a luxurious experience off the bike”.
“The whole focus is on the high-end journey and we feel this is an incentive for those in the corporate world to tackle a unique South African race,” he added.
Killy Bacela, Liberty Group divisional director for brand & marketing, said they were delighted to be involved once more.
“We are proud of the partnership with the Encounter series and view this as an investment that has a lasting impact on the communities in which we do business,” said Bacela
Pienaar said they had created a better mix of mountain-biking trails, as shown by the change in the start venue from Knysna to George.
“This allows us to take the stages through the Karoo region as well as incorporating sections along the coast and then ending up going through the Cape Winelands.”
The five-star offering, he said, would be maintained through the three-day Winelands and Waterberg Encounters.
The Winelands Encounter takes place in the Western Cape from April 12 to 14, while the Waterberg will be held near Bela-Bela in Limpopo Province from June 7 to 9.