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2024 Entry Fees (Yep, they are the same as 2023!)

Tier 2 (Open to 30 Jun) Tier 3 (Open to 30 Sep)
Ride Only (includes lunch) R 13 550 R 14 450
Ride & Meals Only R 16 600 R 17 450
Standard Canvas Tent Package R 18 450 R 19 400
Double Luxury Tent Package R 25 450 R 26 300
Single Luxury Tent Package R 26 500 R 27 300

Prices are per team of TWO, inclusive of VAT and EasyReg fees.

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RIDE ONLY

R 13 550 per Team (until 30 June)

ride only
  • 3x Stages of MTB riding
  • Lunch Meals

Due to popular demand, we have added a limited number of extra Ride Only entries! 

Details

Includes lunch at the race village, breakfast and dinner excluded, team stays offsite and arranges own accommodation.

Included in cost: 

  • A 3-day stage mountain biking experience with fully stocked waterpoints on route
  • Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • W2W event gift
  • W2W finisher medal
  • Access to all race village services
  • Lunch after each stage

RIDE & MEALS ONLY

R 16 600 per Team (until 30 June)

  • 3x Stages of MTB riding
  • 8 x Meals

Details

Includes all meals at the race village, team stays offsite and arranges own accommodation.

Included in cost: 

  • A 3-day stage mountain biking experience with fully stocked waterpoints on route
  • Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • W2W event gift
  • W2W finisher medal
  • Access to all race village services
  • 8 Meals over the course of the event
    • Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

STANDARD TENTS

R 18 450 per Team (until 30 June)

tent
  • 3x Stages of MTB riding
  • Standard Canvas Tent
  • 8 x Meals

Details

Each rider is allocated their own single tent in the race village --

Tented race village accommodation for Stages 1 and 2 only. Each rider is allocated their own single tent in the race village.

Included in cost: 

  • Single tent per rider (including mattress)
  • A 3-day stage mountain biking experience with fully stocked waterpoints on route
  • Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • W2W event gift
  • W2W finisher medal
  • Access to all race village services 
  • 8 Meals over the course of the event
    • Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

DOUBLE LUXURY TENTS

R 25 450 per Team (until 30 June)

double tents
  • < 3x Stages of MTB riding
  • Double Luxury Canvas Tent
  • Power
  • Bed and Linen
  • 8 x Meals

Details

Larger, canvas luxury tent shared by the team of 2 riders 

Tented accommodation in the Luxury Tent Village for two evenings only (Stage 1 & 2) for the event. Larger, canvas luxury tent shared by the team of 2 riders.

Included in cost: 

  • Access to the Luxury Tented Village Accommodation Area (this is security and accreditation controlled).
  • The tent is complete with interiors, carpeted flooring, beds & bedding
    • Bedside table, lamp & bin
    • Private Luxury Hot Showers
    • Toilets exclusive to the Luxury Tent Village
    • Camping cupboard
    • Two camping chairs
  • A 3-day stage mountain biking experience with fully stocked waterpoints on route
  • Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • W2W event gift
  • W2W finisher medal
  • Access to all race village services 
  • 8 Meals over the course of the event
    • Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

Terms & Conditions:

  • No supporter services allowed outside the official supporter area. Masseuses, Physios and Mechanics operating in areas such as the Luxury Tented Village, will be removed from the premises.
  • No advertising and branding of any sort will be permitted within the Luxury Tented Village and no rider will be allowed to sell any parts or product during the event within this area.
  • The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales will not be responsible for, or liable for, any of the services or lack thereof provided by within the Luxury Tented Village
  • The Luxury Tented Village Accommodation Area is a strictly no bicycle zone. All bicycles are to be stored at the Stor-Age bike park. The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales, will not be responsible for, or liable for any damage to, theft of, loss of, or disappearance of bicycles taken in to or stored in the Luxury Tented Village.

SINGLE LUXURY TENTS

R 26 500 per Team (until 30 June)

single luxury tent
  • < 3x Stages of MTB riding
  • Single Luxury Canvas Tent
  • Power
  • Bed and Linen
  • 8 x Meals

Details

Each rider has their own individual, single canvas luxury tent

Tented accommodation in the Luxury Tent Village for two evenings only (Stage 1 & 2) for the event.  This entry package is available to teams only i.e. both riders in the team will receive the Single Luxury Tent entry option. Each rider has their own individual, single canvas luxury tent.

Included in cost: 

  • Single luxury tent per rider
  • Access to the Luxury Tented Village Accommodation Area (this is security and accreditation controlled).
  • The tent is complete with interiors, carpeted flooring, bed & bedding
    • Bedside table, lamp & bin
    • Private Luxury Hot Showers
    • Toilets exclusive to the Luxury Tent Village
    • Camping cupboard
    • Camping chair
  • A 3-day stage mountain biking experience with fully stocked waterpoints on route
  • Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • W2W event gift
  • W2W finisher medal
  • Access to all race village services 
  • 8 Meals over the course of the event
    • Stage 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Stage 3: Breakfast and Lunch

Terms & Conditions:

  • No supporter services allowed outside the official supporter area. Masseuses, Physios and Mechanics operating in areas such as the Luxury Tented Village, will be removed from the premises.
  • No advertising and branding of any sort will be permitted within the Luxury Tented Village and no rider will be allowed to sell any parts or product during the event within this area.
  • The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales will not be responsible for, or liable for, any of the services or lack thereof provided by within the Luxury Tented Village
  • The Luxury Tented Village Accommodation Area is a strictly no bicycle zone. All bicycles are to be stored at the Stor-Age bike park. The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales, will not be responsible for, or liable for any damage to, theft of, loss of, or disappearance of bicycles taken in to or stored in the Luxury Tented Village.

ALL RIDERS GET

  • Unmatched 3-day stage MTB experience
  • Fully stocked waterpoints
  • Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • W2W event gift
  • W2W Wineclub Membership
  • W2W Finisher Medal
  • Race Village Wifi

Team Categories

Your team’s category is determined by the younger member of the team.

Age is calculated as per 31 December the year the race takes place.

Teams who wish to compete for prize money must register in the Racing category. These teams will no longer qualify for their age group leader jersey and age group ranking.

Women

  • Racing (19+)
  • Amateurs (19-39)
  • Masters (40-49)
  • Grandmasters (50-59)
  • Great Grandmasters (60-69)

 

Men

  • Racing (19+)
  • Amateurs (19-39)
  • Masters (40-49)
  • Grandmasters (50-59)
  • Great Grandmasters (60-69)

 

Mixed

  • Male and Female (19+)
CHARDONNAY PINOTAGE SHIRAZ
Racing (19+) - Women E-Bike Open - Men, Women and Mixed Racing (19+) - Men, Mixed and Exxaro Men & Women
Amateurs (19-39) - Women and Men Amateurs (19-39) - Men and Women Amateurs (19-39) - Men and Women
Masters (40-49) - Women and Men Masters (40-49) - Men and Women Masters (40-49) - Men and Women
Grand Masters (50-59) - Women and Men Grand Masters (50-59) - Men and Women Grand Masters (50-59) - Men and Women
Great Grand Masters (60+) - Women and Men Great Grand Masters (60+) - Men and Women Great Grand Masters (60+) - Men and Women
Mixed (19+) Mixed (19+)
E-Bike Tour

Whale Category

This special category is reserved for those living on the larger side of life. Teams that consist of riders both over 90 kilograms can register as Whales and qualify for recognition that often comes in the form of bottles of wine from the award-winning farms along our route.

 

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Seeding Info

Tuesday, 1 October 2024
17:00 Online Substitutions Closed  

Friday, 4 October 2024
15:00 Provisional Seeding is published to the website

Friday, 11 October 2024
17:00 Seeding Queries are closed

Monday,  14 October 2024
15:00 Final 2024 FNB Wines2Whales seeding goes live on the website

Team seeding is allocated according to the rider with the lower seeding index. 

Seeding Query Process

There will be a commissaire at registration day should you wish to query your seeding after the final seeding has been released.

Withdrawal & Cancellation Policy

Entry Cancellation

Should you wish to cancel your entry, please note the following and contact the Race Office at registration@wines2whales.com to have the cancellation processed.

  • 75% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done before 30 July 2024.
  • 50% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done in or before 31 August 2024.
  • 0% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done in September and October 2024.
  • If at a later stage your partner can no longer participate once substitutions have closed, you will be allowed to do a late substitution at Registration day.
  • Entries are not transferable to the following year.
     

Optional Extra Cancellation

Should you wish to cancel any of your optional extras, a 15% admin/cancellation fee will apply. Please contact the Race Office at registration@wines2whales.com to have the cancellation processed.

Optional extras are not transferable to the following year.

Substitutions Policy

 

Entries can be transferred, sold or given to another person with prior permission from the event organisers.

Online substitutions close on 30 September 2024. Hereafter, late substitutions must be done at Registration day.

The following fees apply for substitutions:

  • Before 30 September 2024: R650 per substitution
  • Registration day: R750 per substitution
     

Please note:

  • Riders who have entered and paid, but cannot participate in the FNB W2W Event, for whatever reason, must inform the Race Office.
  • No rider is allowed to participate under the name of another participant. Such action will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Substituted team participants will receive the clothing size of the initial participant, unless this is changed before 15 May 2024.

Indemnity

All riders must accept an online liability disclaimer upon registering their team for an event. Failure to accept the liability disclaimer will result in the rider not being allowed to start the race.