Cape Town, South Africa – Known by many mountain bikers for their water point activations and marshal support at the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, the Elgin Round Table is a proud supporter of numerous charities within the Elgin/Grabouw area including two Old Age Homes, the ACVV Dienssentrum Meals On Wheels Project, Speelland Pre-School and Elgin Drummies to name just a few.
Started in 1952, the main aim of the Elgin Round Table is to enjoy fellowship with people from all walks of life, while organising fund raising events and community activities.
“We’ve been involved with the FNB W2W MTB Events since its inception,” says Wessel Steyn, Elgin Round Table Secretary. “We man the water points in the Elgin/Grabouw area and also provide marshals to assist with the event activations on route. We love being part of the event as we get to interact with people from outside areas. At the same time we are also able to generate funds that can be utilized towards worthwhile projects such as the ACVV Dienssentrum Meals On Wheels Project.”
Started in August 2012, the ACVV Dienssentrum Meals On Wheels Project supplies meals to the elderly community of Grabouw.
“We supply cooked meals three times per week,” says Freda Pieters, Service Centre Organiser at the ACVV Dienssentrum Meals On Wheels Project. “The support received from the Elgin Round Table helps to make this service possible. The elderly community is also directly involved with the FNB W2W MTB Events. They cook the potatoes and butter the bread for the water points that are managed by members of the Elgin Round Table. The direct involvement is good for the members as they feel that they make a difference.”
Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!
- FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure: Friday, 04 November 2016 – Sunday, 06 November 2016
- FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride: Monday, 07 November 2016 – Wednesday, 09 November 2016
- FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race: Friday, 11 November 2016 – Sunday, 13 November 2016
The prize purse breakdown for the FNB W2W MTB Race can be viewed here: http://wines2whales.co.za/rider/race-prize-purse/
Although the prize money only applies to the FNB W2W MTB Race, riders taking part in the FNB W2W MTB Adventure and Ride can look forward to winning awesome lucky draw prizes compliments of our sponsors.
Each FNB W2W MTB entrant will receive an adidas branded jacket. Together with Duesouth, the official retail partner of the FNB W2W MTB Events, adidas will set up an exhibitor’s area in the Race Village. Riders and supporters can look forward to a firsthand experience of adidas’ newest TERREX range.
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About FNB Wines2Whales:
FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events.
FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sport that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar. The annual FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.
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