MTO partners with the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events


 MTO is proud to announce a new partnership with the Western Cape’s most revered three day stage mountain bike (MTB) event, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) MTB Events.

“We are extremely excited to partner with MTO,” says Michael Meyer, FNB W2W MTB Director.  “A lot of the trails that riders enjoy are on MTO grounds.  The FNB W2W MTB Events also access MTO grounds on various stages.  Having MTO as a partner will allow us to improve the route experience of the entrant, thus uplifting the overall experience of the event.  Together with MTO’s support we look forward to continue breaking grounds in the sport of mountain biking.”

“MTO is a fully integrated timber products and solutions provider,” says Lawrence Polkinghorne, MTO Group CEO.  “Our relationship driven culture is key to the success of our purpose to responsibly reshape the African timber landscape.  We are proud to partner with FNB W2W as it shares a similar vision.  The event is invested in people, community and the environment.”

“The prospect of developing our youth using sport as a foundation, granting them the opportunity to learn discipline, dedication, commitment and skills, is exciting” continues Polkinghorne.  “This is a wonderful platform for MTO to identify people that we can assist through our sports academies and academic assistance programmes and finally to offer employment opportunities.  Together with the FNB W2W MTB Events, we look forward to many exciting years of developing people, nurturing our environment, and giving back to the community.”

 In addition to partnering with the FNB W2W MTB Events, MTO has also partnered with four premier off-road events that are hosted by leading sports marketing agency Stillwater Sports.   These events include:  the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw, the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS and the Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge.

MTO partnered events:

Event: Date:
1.        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
2.       Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails Saturday, 03 December 2016 – Sunday, 04 December 2016
3.       Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw Friday, 24 February 2017 – Sunday, 26 February 2017
4.       Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS Friday, 17 March 2017 – Sunday, 19 March 2017
5.       Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge Saturday, 22 April 2017 – Sunday, 23 April 2017

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on 083 760 3158, e-mail, or or visit

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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