Increased prize money for FNB Wines2Whales event

Friday, 20 September, 2013
Newsport Media
The FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race is proud to announce a radical increase in prize money for the 2013 event. The 2013 prize money will total R305 000, which will make the purse one of the biggest in the country for a three day stage mountain bike race.
“We are very excited to be able to make this substantial prize purse increase,” says Michael Meyer, Director FNB W2W. “Earlier this year we had the privilege of welcoming FNB as the official title sponsor of the FNB W2W MTB events. This partnership has enabled us to implement a number of exciting changes including increasing our prize purse for the FNB W2W MTB Race by R100 000 with the total prize purse now standing on R305 000. This is a huge feat for an event that is now only in its 5th year”.

The full prize money breakdown can be viewed on

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.

FNB W2W MTB Adventure, Ride and Race:

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, 01 November 2013 until Sunday, 03 November 2013
• FNB WINES2WHALES MTB RIDE: Monday, 04 November 2013 until Wednesday, 06 November 2013
• FNB WINES2WHALES MTB RACE: Friday, 08 November 2013 until Sunday, 10 November 2013


Distance: 70km
Start: Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West)
Finish: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)

Distance: 70km
Start: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)
Finish: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)

Distance: 75km
Start: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)
Finish: Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus)

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For more information on the FNB Wines2Whales MTB events contact 076 118 0874, e-mail or visit