The U is not a race. It’s an experience…

Now in its fifth year, the three-day event (which takes place from 24 – 26 September) combines the finest handcrafted routes of the hallowed private Piket-Bo-Berg trail network. The riding is so sublime, that in some sections it’s almost impossible to comprehend how the trails were imagined, let alone crafted – over, through, between and under rocks to create a near perfect flow.

It’s not ONLY the riding for which riders return to this boutique stage race year after year. The U is an all-inclusive event. That’s right, all the premium additions in the race village are covered by the entry fee. That means (regardless of what accommodation option a rider chooses), they can leave their wallet at home.

Based around a picturesque lake-side race village, the three-day event showcases the natural beauty of the region’s mountains, paired with a premium lifestyle offering featuring gourmet food, drinks, services and facilities in an all-inclusive offering.

This year there are ONLY 200 spots available and of those not a whole lot are left, online entries close very soon.

Here’s what else is included:

  • Custom Enjoy trail t-shirt, casual t-shirt and face mask
  • Custom event SOX
  • EPT Recovery massage on the Saturday and access to the recovery lounge
  • Baristas serving any hot beverage of your choice
  • Complimentary La Chouffe Beers and Belgian Beer Company beer tastings
  • Hope Gin and Fitch & Leedes sunset cocktails on Friday and Saturday evening (including a Hope and Liefmans Fruitesse beer and gin cocktail)
  • Cadence Nutrition during episode 1 & 2
  • As much DAY Water as you need (sustainable canned water)
  • Three Namgear bike washes
  • A survival kit and parting gift
  • Personalised number board and medal
  • Powerful protein punch from Protein2Go

Riders also stand to win:

  • R5000 as King and Queen of the Mountain in the Venturescapes Segment Challenge on the Saturday and the Sunday
  • A new Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheelset
  • A year’s worth of MAXXIS TYRES
  • One of two Smith Optics gift hampers which include a helmet and eyewear

Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to get your stage-race fix for the year. What’s more, should the event be cancelled for reasons related to the lockdown restrictions, the good people at The U will refund your entry in full. For more information about The U visit the event website here and to enter online, visit the online entry page here.

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