CCPP Group is headed up by Clint Cawood who is a passionate rider and has ridden both events a few times. Cawood’s business grew out of humble beginnings in the Garden Route and it has gone from strength to strength and he recognizes the synergy here with the Dr Evil Classic’s progress since inception in 2012.
According to Cawood, he is very excited to have his company involved:
Not only has CCPP come on board as title sponsor of Dr Evil Classic, but also for the Lion’s Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge, an event with whom the Dr Evil Classic has always had a close association.
Race co- owner – Zandile Meneses, added that she is delighted with the new partnership and in order to celebrate the event is now offering riders R350 off on MANUAL entries until the 31st March – inbox Zandile@drevilclassic.com for the manual form.
That block-out on the calendar in 2020 is from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th of September for the CCPP Group Dr Evil Classic, with the extremely popular CCPP Group Lion’s Karoo to Coast taking place on the 20th.
In addition, Science to Sport and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa have come on board as a training-support partner. Dr Mike Posthumus will be supplying regular training tips and interesting articles on the event website from the end of March.
The additions are all with the aim of the improvement of the rider experience and at the core of this remains the best mountain-biking trails the Eden District has to offer. All in easily-manageable stages:
- Stage 1 (hosted by Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve) is the longest and arguably the most challenging of the race at 71 kilometres in length with 1 400 meters of climbing. It features spectacular trails, great views of the Outeniqua Mountains and epic game viewing.
- Stage 2 starts and finishes on the manicured fields of the Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate. The second day’s route is a manageable 45 kilometres in length with some 980 meters of climbing. Ever more new sections of singletrack are being added to this day and that is what riders can look forward to.
- The final stage of the race is hosted by the Cairnbrogie Farm and boasts the area’s best single tracks. Coastal and forest trails make up the bulk of the 51-kilometre route which takes in 800 meters of climbing though the Harkerville Forest section of the Garden Route National Park.
Enter and Win
Entries are now open for the CCPP Dr Evil Classic. Organisers will be at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo (4 - 8 March) where riders will receive a R350 discount on manual entries. Enter before 15 March and you stand a chance to win prizes to the value of R15 000, including three nights’ luxury accommodation and meals at the world class Hunters Country House in Harkerville as well as two Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge entries.