Fat Attack: Three day fat bike event staged on pristine Eastern Cape beaches

The first ever 3 day Fat bike event was staged on the pristine beaches of the Eastern Cape from the 19th to 21st Feb.

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Starting inland at Nanaga the 70 riders descended onto the beaches of Woody Cape east of Port Elizabeth and navigated their way around the cliffs with the pressures of an incoming tide. Finishing at Kenton on Sea some 90km later on the banks of the Bushmans River made it all worthwhile . Day 2 and a 30knot South Westerly tail wind saw the riders fly down all the beaches of Port Alfred, Fish River and finally some 72 km later were blown into the awesome hotel of Mpekweni. The last day was adventure packed with the crossing of the mighty Keiskamma River on a Giant SUP ( Stand up paddle board) and then the local ski boat club ferrying the Fat Bikes across the Chalumna River and onto the finish at Kaysers Beach.A easier day at only 47km.


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What made this event so unique was that Red Cherry Adventures supplied all the alloy Fat Cat Pro bikes so all the riders had to do was bring their cleats and off they went . They were picked up at airport , transferred to hotels , bussed to start and spoilt rotten for 3 days. On arriving at the Finish they were transferred to east London airport and the balance of riders back to PE… a real Hassle Free weekend.


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Red Cherry now own the fleet so watch the press for Wild Coast , Skeleton coast and many other Fat Bike rides. If you want, they could organise a customised tour for you and your mates … check out www.fatattack.co.za



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Tubehunter, Feb 24 2016 02:19

Wow! This looks like an awesome adventure! Plenty of surf recce options too!

notmyname, Feb 24 2016 02:23

Saw a gap, made it happen. Looks like a proper jol. Even the vet bikes look smug in an environment suited to their design.

TALUS, Feb 24 2016 02:24

The best ride ever. I will be the first to put my money down when entries open for next year. Also not as easy as it looks....

Frosty, Feb 24 2016 02:33

The best ride ever. I will be the first to put my money down when entries open for next year. Also not as easy as it looks....

If it's the same time next year, it no longer clashes with the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic... [emoji2]

hayleyearth, Feb 24 2016 02:36

My dad sent me pics on the 19th when they came through Bushmans river...was wondering what it was about

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scotty, Feb 24 2016 03:30

Looks stunning, 

Help.Me., Feb 24 2016 03:50

The best ride ever. I will be the first to put my money down when entries open for next year. Also not as easy as it looks....

how much?

Tubehunter, Feb 24 2016 06:02

how much?


Entries are limited to 40 teams and 20 solo riders and is on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
Entries are only confirmed once full payment has been made.

The ultimate "No Hassle" MTB event.

1. 3 Nights Accommodation
       a) Thurs Feb 18 – Pre Race at PE Summerstrand Hotel
       b) Fri Feb 19 – Kenton / Bushmans Guest houses
       c) Sat Feb 20 – Mpekweni Beach Resort
2. 3 days of the most unforgettable and awesome coastline on your rented Fat Bike
3. Fully inclusive hire of a Rapid Fat Cat Pro Bike valued at R10 500.
4. Quality Board Shorts.
5. Pick up on Thurs 18th at PE Airport and drop off at East London airport after Kidds beach finish.
6. All meals from Thurs 18th supper to Sun 21st Lunch
7. Great Goodie Bags and finishers kit
8. Finishers Shirt

The Entry fee for a team of 2 for the 3 day stage race including all of the above is R24 500per team and R13 900 for solo riders.

Payments via Credit Card and EFT accepted.

If you want to ride YOUR OWN FAT BIKE...entry includes all of the above and the package cost is R 14 500 per team and R8 900 for solo riders.

- See more at: http://fatattack.co....h.lrTHuD8b.dpuf

svdbijl, Feb 25 2016 08:42


Check out the cool clip, on the event.