Hi folks

Thanks for choosing to ride the Old Mutual joBerg2c in South Africa.

Our mission is to give you 9 extra-ordinary days on your mountain bike across this special country. It is no secret that participating in a stage race can be a complicated task, and that’s when it’s in your own country. We also understand that South Africa has both the reputation of being beautiful and scary at the same time. However we believe joBerg2c showcases the best of what South Africa has to offer.

That’s where Ellen Allardice from Adventure Racing Tours comes in. Ellen assists in planning your itinerary, providing transport, accommodation and can also customise pre and post excursions so you can experience more of South Africa. Email Ellen on adventureracingtours@gmail.com if you have any questions or visit our website.

International riders – travel package options

You can choose from the following:

  • Meet and greet at OR Tambo airport with a private shuttle to your hotel
  • Arranging hotels – pre and post event
  • An organised mountain bike tour to Soweto with lunch or just lunch – Wednesday 18 April
  • A game of golf pre or post the event on one of the many world class golf courses
  • Safari option after the event
  • A visit to Cape Town and or the Garden Route
  • Ellen will help you tailor your visit any way you want it.

Naturally you may choose to be self-sufficient and do your own thing too – the joBerg2c team is here for you always to assist with arrangements around your journey. Email lara@joberg2c.co.za if you are unsure about anything or visit our website.

The After Party on 28 April in Scottburgh

We will be having a chilled After Party for all Old Mutual joBerg2c riders on the afternoon/evening of the 28 April in Scottburgh so that we can round off the 9 days properly. So make sure you factor this into your bookings. The venue will be confirmed closer to the time but it will be a private venue for joBerg2c riders to share stories and have a drink together. There will be more about this in future newsletters.

joBerg2cSoweto ride and tour – Wednesday 18 April

We have teamed up with Ellen adventureracingtours@gmail.com  and Soweto Rocks MTB Tours to provide an incredible way to see Soweto on a mountain bike. The tour will include lunch and a 35km ride on trails and back roads of this dynamic historical part of South Africa. Unfortunately the ride part of the tour is limited to 20 riders so book now. If you miss out on the ride you can still book the lunch part. Email Ellen to get your name down. More info will come out soon re details.

Ride for more than yourself

We have a few charities really close to home who have been doing incredible work in South Africa on our route and who use the Old Mutual joBerg2c as part of their fund raising initiatives. If you would like to ride for one of these incredible charities please visit our website to find out more about these inspired non-profit organisations.

We work with the Nelson Mandela Day Project who establish libraries in rural areas; Surgeons for Little Lives, who uplift children’s hospital facilities; and St Lawrence Children’s Haven who provide a safe haven for kids with domestic troubles.

The most important thing about the charities we work with is that you can see where your money is going and how it is spent.

Enjoy your riding.

The Old Mutual joBerg2c team