By FOCUS REPORTER
THE Absa Cape Epic, the most televised mountain bike race in the world, is
oversubscribed each year with devotees doing their bit to gain an entry into
the following year’s race. Most of the entries are available through the
Absa Cape Epic lottery system, or the early entry guaranteed slots.
The early bird entries for the 2012 race (whereby the first 100 entrants get
to participate on a first come, first served basis) will take place on 4
April 2011 at 15:00, and if last year was anything to go by, will again only
take 60 seconds to be fully subscribed.
The lottery opens on the same day (4 April), so those who do not succeed in
the early bird entries, can apply straight away. The closing date for the
lottery is 30 May 2010.
Says Kevin Vermaak, Director and Founder of the Absa Cape Epic: “Demand for
entry into the race is growing annually and the lottery system is the most
unbiased way of managing this. The early bird entries work like a charm. In
2009, it only took 100 seconds for 100 entries to be taken and last year
only 60 seconds. We’re confident that we’ll get the same result this year.”
Visit www.cape-epic.com for more details.