Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails attracts the attention of FNB W2W MTB Champion

Tuesday, 26 November, 2013
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The inaugural Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails has caught the attention of 2013 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) champion, Jennie Stenerhag.
Taking place on Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 November 2013, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is a two day mountain bike stage race that will combine a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity.

Riding for Team ISUZU 1, Jennie Stenerhag and Yolande De Villiers claimed victory in the women’s team category of the 2013 FNB W2W MTB Race when they completed the three day stage race in a combined time of 10hours32minutes24seconds. According to Stenerhag the two events differ in that for her the FNB W2W MTB Race is more serious racing, while the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is more relaxed and for a good cause. “It is not a race for me and I will definitely be taking it easy as the season has been long. I am very curious to see the new trails in and around Stellenbosch and I am really excited to see where we are going to ride,” says Stenerhag.

“An event that puts everything back into the trails is absolutely awesome,” continues Stenerhag. “It adds to the existing mountain biking paradise. I have a tour company and we are always looking for new trails to ride with customers. So we are very grateful for the trail builders as they do a great job in making our customers even happier”.

Other top riders to look out for will include: Olympian Richard Murray, four times XTERRA World Champion Conrad Stoltz, Lourens Luus, Erik and Ariane Kleinhans, Cherise Stander, Hanlie Booyens, Sharon Laws, Mariska Strauss and Candice Neethling to name just a few.

Event Information:
The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is an individual two day mountain bike stage race. Riders can look forward to experiencing a spectacular combination of single-track that to date has been unknown to the mountain biking community of Stellenbosch.

Stage One: Friday, 29 November 2013
Distance: +- 71km or +- 38km
Start: Church Street (Stellenbosch)
Finish: Paul Roos Gymnasium (Stellenbosch)

Stage Two: Saturday, 30 November 2013
Distance: +- 68km or +- 42km
Start: Church Street (Stellenbosch)
Finish: Paul Roos Gymnasium (Stellenbosch)

Date & Time: Thursday, 28 November 2013 from 17h00 – 19h00
Friday, 29 November 2013 from 05h30 – 07h15
Venue: Hofmeyer Hall, Church Street, Stellenbosch

Riders can stock up on energy at the much loved Bokomo Breakfast Zone that will be open from 05h30 on both mornings of the event.

Schools Team Challenge: The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails Schools Team Challenge gives high school mountain bikers the opportunity to team up with friends and try their hand at stage racing.
Distance: 40km per stage
Format: Teams of 2 (Male and Female Teams)
Minimum age: 15 years (at 31 December 2013)

Need accommodation or Bike Services?
Riders looking for accommodation in Stellenbosch will be pleased to hear that our official accommodation partner, Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) is running a special offer to participants. BMT Bike Shop, situated within walking distance of SAS, will also be offering all guests of SAS a special offer for bike services before and during the race. For further information contact Lizanne Murphy on (021) 861- 7800 or email

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