Entry & Registration Information

FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay

26 - 28 October 2018

FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage

29 - 31 October 2018

FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz

2 - 4 November 2018

Participant Categories

Your team’s category will be determined by the youngest member of the team. Overall positions in male, female and mixed categories as well as overall race standing will be announced daily.

MALE

Open Male
Aged 19+

Sub Vet Male
Aged 30-39

Vet Male
Aged 40-49

Master Male
Aged 50+

MIXED

Open Mixed
Aged 19+

FEMALE

Open Women
Aged 19+

Sub Vet Female
Aged 30-39

Vet Female
Aged 40-49

Master Female
Aged 50+

Please note:

  • Sub Vets, aged 30 to 39: both riders to be older than 30 and one rider to be between 30 and 39 on 31 Dec 2018
  • Vets, aged 40-49: both riders to be older than 40 and one rider to be between 40 and 49 on 31 Dec 2018
  • Masters, aged 50+: both riders to be 50 or older on 31 Dec 2018

The FNB Wines2Whales MTB Prize Purse

The 2018
Prize Purse Breakdown

TOTAL R417,000

*Our largest prize purse to date!

OVERALL MEN

1st R100 000
2nd R40 000
3rd R20 000
4th R10 000
5th R5 000

OVERALL WOMEN

1st R100 000
2nd R40 000
3rd R20 000
4th R10 000
5th R5 000

MIXED

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

ELITE

MEN

Aged 20-29

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

ELITE WOMEN

Aged 20-29

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1000

SUB VET MEN

Aged 30-39

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

SUB VET WOMEN

Aged 30-39

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

VET
MEN

Aged 40-49

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1000

VET WOMEN

Aged 40-49

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

MASTER MEN

Aged 50+

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

MASTER WOMEN

Aged 50+

 

1st R4 500
2nd R2 000
3rd R1 000

Prize money for all women’s categories will be awarded in the Chardonnay race, all other category prize money will be awarded in the Shiraz race.

Important Participant Information


  1. When entering, ensure that both riders’ personal details and correct ID/passport numbers are captured
  2. You can pay online by using a credit card, please note the payment options and limitations;
    Only the first entrant can pay for both members of the team

    1. If members choose to pay individually, the second entrant must pay first and the other way around
    2. Full team payments must be made within five days, if not, the entry system will transfer the entry to the next person on the waiting list
  3. If you prefer making an EFT payment, contact the entry office for the details; and
  4. Once entered, you will receive an email confirming your entry. If you have not received this mail, contact the entry office
There are three options for entries; W2W Chardonnay, W2W Pinotage, W2W Shiras.
Once you have chosen your event, you will also need to choose your package:

Option 1: R14 500 per team

  • Tented accommodation (including a mattress)
  • 8 Meals during the duration of the event
    – Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    – Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    – Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

Option 2: R12 800 per team

  • Excludes tented accommodation
  • 8 Meals during the duration of the event
    – Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    – Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    – Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

Option 3: R20 000 per team

  • Luxury tented accommodation (Only 100 spots available)
  • 8 Meals during the duration of the event
    – Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    – Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    – Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

*Please note: Accommodation on the night before stage 1 and night of stage 3 is not included in the entry fee, riders should make their own arrangements.

Race Rules (PDF)

Please make sure you read the Race Rules before the start of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS INDEMNITY MUST BE SIGNED BEFORE START OF EVENTS! NON-SIGNATURE WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE.

Indemnity to Sign (PDF)

Should you wish to cancel your entry, please note the following and contact our entries office to have the cancellation processed.

  • 75% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done in or before the month of August
  • 50% of the entry fee is refundable is the cancellation is done in September
  • 0% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done in October or November

*If at this late stage your partner can no longer participate, you will be allowed to do a late substitution or partake as an individual rider
*You will be allowed to collect your partners race pack, please return the unused bike board and inform the entries office if you will be a single rider
*Under no circumstances will an entry be rolled over

Missed out on an entry this year?
Makes sure you are added to the waiting list in order to qualify for the first entries opening date in 2019 by entering before entries close in 2018.

  • You do not have to ride in your same pairing, but BOTH riders need to be on the database
  • You can enter any of the three events, once the event is fully subscribed you will be placed on that events waiting list
  • Should you wish to participate in another event, you will need to de-register from the original list
Substitutions can be done on line as follows:

  1. Log in with existing participants ID No.
  2. Click on “Substitution” button and you will be guided through the process.
  3. The administrative cost of a substitution is R 300; and the substitution will not reflect until such payment has been made.
  4. Once you have made the substitution payment, you will receive a new email confirming the new rider. If you have not received the mail, contact the entry office.

Please take note of the following with regards to substitutions:

  • Cyclists who have entered and paid, but cannot participate in the W2W Event, for whatever reason, must inform the entries office.
  • No cyclist is allowed to participate under the name of another participant. Such action will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Once a substitution is completed, the original riders’ details will not be kept for future events.
  • ALL substitutions close on 30 September 2018
  • Late substitutions can then only be done at Registration @ R 1000 per person
  • Substituted team participants will receive the clothing size of the initial participant, unless this is changed before 30 March.
We recommend that you bring no (or as few as possible) valuables to the race. We cannot take responsibility for valuables lost during the course of the event.

PERSONAL KIT CHECKLIST:
• Sleeping bag • Pillow • Towel • Torch / headlight • Personal toiletries • Beanie and scarf & gloves for evenings • Warm long pants • Casual clothes for after shower • Slops • Earplugs • Washing powder

Cell Phones: (in Ziploc)
Please have a current I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) content on your phone, taking into account where you will be.

YOUR BICYCLE:
Pre-race Preparation:
It should go without saying that your bike should be in perfect working order at the start of the FNB W2W MTB. It will be subjected to severe riding conditions and we recommend that you replace any old parts that may not survive the distance. Select tyres that are suitable for harsh conditions. The use of tubeless tyres is highly recommended. Check your slime levels and top up slime. Various bike shops will provide repairs and servicing in the race villages. We anticipate a high demand for their services, so draw on them only when absolutely necessary. Replacement parts will be sold at normal retail prices.

Equipment checklist:
• Helmet • 3 sets of cycling shorts and tops • Wind breaker • Gloves • Sun glasses • 3 sets of cycling socks • Cycling shoes • Hydration pack with space for spares – a capacity of 3 litres. • GPS /Heart rate monitor, bike computer (optional) + Chargers • Slime/Stan’s, bomb and adaptor, plugs etc, • Gators, pump • Brake pads, drop out, chain, links, pins, BB • Freewheel • Cable ties, duct tape • Lube (squirt) • Favourite energy bars, gels and snacks

First Aid Kit:
• Foil survival blanket • Three first aid dressings • Five adhesive first aid plasters • Sun block • Pain killers – NOT available in the Medical Tent.

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