Riders preparing to take on the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race the weekend of 07 – 09 November 2014 will be pleased to hear that the prize purse for the 2014 event has increased to R350 000.00.

“We are privileged to once again be in a position to implement a substantial prize purse increase,” says Michael Meyer, Director FNB W2W MTB Events.  “We are very excited to have FNB as the title sponsor of the FNB W2W MTB events for the second year running.  This partnership has enabled us to implement a number of exciting changes including once again increasing our prize purse for the FNB W2W MTB Race.  This is a huge feat for an event that is now only in its 6th year”.

In addition to the Prize Purse increase for the FNB W2W MTB Race, an additional R30 000.00 has been allocated to the

ISUZU King and Queen of the Mountain that will be at an undisclosed location on Day 2 of each event:  Adventure, Ride and Race.  The first men’s and women’s team to cross this point will win R5000.00.

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.

Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders 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:  31 October 2014 until 02 November 2014   
  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride:  03 November 2014 until 05 November 2014 
  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race:  07 November 2014 until 09 November until 2014

Stage One

Start:        Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West)

Finish:      Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

Stage Two

Start:        Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

Finish:      Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

Stage Three

Start:        Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)

Finish:      Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus)



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About FNB Wines2Whales:


FNB Business and FNB Private Clients have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sport that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The annual FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.


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For more information on the FNB Wines2Whales MTB events contact 083 760 3158, e-mail, or or visit



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