Mountain Bikers Are In For A Treat At FNB Wines2Whales

Lourensford Wine Estate will be a hub of excitement this coming Friday (30 October 2015) when just over 1300 eager mountain bikers toe the line to partake in the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure. Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, teams of two 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! Following in their tyre tracks, both the FNB W2W MTB Ride (starting Monday, 02 November) and FNB W2W MTB Race (starting Friday, 06 November) have attracted an impressive field of 1300 entrants. According to Michael Meyer, Director FNB W2W MTB Events, riders are in for a treat at the 2015 events.

Meyer says: ‘Each year we build on the previous year’s success. This year will be no different. We’ve implemented a number of changes that are sure to impress riders. FNB will be treating all entrants as VIPs in the rider village. After crossing the finish line riders can enjoy a warm shower before indulging in a scrumptious meal compliments of Food Lovers Market. From spectacular views, to magnificent routes, an excellent bike wash, warm showers, scrumptious meals, cold Windhoek Lite beer and more. We have it all. We can’t wait to welcome riders to the 2015 events and look forward to three days of sublime mountain biking.’


  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure: Friday, 30 October 2015 – Sunday, 01 November 2015

  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride: Monday, 02 November 2015 – Wednesday, 04 November 2015

  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race: Friday, 06 November 2015 – Sunday, 08 November 2015


Start Venue

Finish Venue

Distance and Ascent

Stage One

Lourensford Wine Estate

(Somerset West)

Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

72km / 1620m

Stage Two

Oak Valley Wine Estate


Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

67km / 1366m

Stage Three

Oak Valley Wine Estate


Onrust Caravan Park

(just outside Hermanus)

75km / 1300m

WIN with FNB W2W MTB and Specialized: Mountain bike enthusiasts taking part in the 2015 FNB W2W MTB Events (Adventure, Ride and Race) will stand an equal chance to take home either a stunning Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6 Fattie for men or a Specialized Rhyme FSR Comp 6 Fattie for women.

Registration will take place at Lourensford Wine Estate on:




FNB W2W MTB Adventure

Thursday, 29 October 2015

14:00 – 20:00


Sunday, 01 November 2015

14:00 – 20:00


Thursday, 05 November 2015

14:00 – 20:00

Each entrant will receive the following in their rider packs:

    • DUESOUTH duffel bag

    • DHL tee shirt

    • Craft rider jersey

    • Rehidrat Sport Water Bottle

    • Rehidrat Sport sachets

    • Specialized sticker (to enter the Specialized social media competition)

    • DUESOUTH “R100 off” voucher

    • FNB headband

    • Squirt Barrier Balm

    • DHL bag tags

    • Squirt Lube/ Talisman Hire will offer a free complete bike wash and lube service for the full duration of the 2015 Wines2Wales

Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA