Keep your training on track for the FNB Wines2Whales
We enlisted Jarred ‘Jt’ Salzwedel of Science to Sport to put together monthly training programmes for you to use.
“Training for an event like the FNB Wines2Whales should be fun while pushing your fitness limits at the same time. The goal of the first phase of training is to build a base; the first plan focusses on time in the saddle and developing a routine that you’ll be able to use going forward. These sessions should be enjoyable and are a good opportunity to get some good riding banter going with your race partner.”
Download your monthly training plan here.
FNB W2W Women’s Rides
The effervescent Joanna, or Jo as she’s better known, Dobinson is one of FNB Wines2Whales’ official ambassadors. She loves nothing more than up-skilling women on mountain bikes through her brand Biking in the Bosch. To help women, of all skill levels, prepare for the 2019 events Jo is hosting three FNB Wines2Whales Women’s Rides on the 13th and 20th of July as well as the 10th of August.
The rides will be hosted through Jo’s skills and coaching company Biking in the Bosch and are free to all female mountain bikers. Those who have already entered the FNB Wines2Whales will receive a complimentary Ciovita race jersey. To secure your spot please email email@example.com and let us know which event you’d like to attend.
Dates and Venues
13 July – Jonkershoek
20 July – Hoogekraal
10 August – Tokai
PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times for the 2020 Women’s rides will be made available soon
What You Need to Know
The Women’s Rides are for all female mountain bikers, experienced or novice; regardless of whether you intend to ride FNB W2W or not. The idea is to gain confidence on the trails in an inclusive environment where everyone can safely push their limits and learn from Jo as well as fellow riders.
For each session you are required to bring your bike, usual MTB gear (including a helmet most importantly) and #SeriousGEES. Then meet at the designated trail head by 07h30, pay the trail permit fee and be ready to pedal out on a two hour ride by 8am. Upon returning to the trail head riders will be treated to a complimentary glass of bubbles from Wildekrans Wine Estate.
What You Can Expect to Learn
Mountain biking is about more than just fitness. You need grit, determination and sometimes the bush mechanic skills of MacGyver to get you home. With Jo’s help you’ll learn and, knowing Jo, laugh your way through being nervous around CO2 canisters, to plugging punctures for the men in your riding group in no time. Plus she’ll be providing pointers on bike setup, on-bike position and of course some skills tips too.
Book Your Place
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join one of the group rides. And if you have already entered one of the 2019 races be sure to include your Ciovita jersey size as you’ll be receiving a FNB Wines2Whales cycling top at the first ride you attend.
Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, longer sunny days and the Lourensford trails are in good shape and ready for the 2019 FNB W2W. Lourensford Winery and FNB W2W invite you to come and enjoy the beauty and exclusivity of these trails, in preparation for your next FNB W2W. The first 15km will be similar to the FNB W2W Start which include the Schoemans, JK’s Contour, Witboom and Canary Forest singles, plus we’ll add Rasta and others that aren’t part of the FNB W2W.
Dates and Venues
29 September – Lourensford
13 October – Lourensford | Book your ticket
PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times for the 2020 Founder’s rides will be made available soon