The FNB Wines2Whales MTB Event, sponsored by industry members like adidas, Duesouth, Thule and Specialized Bikes, is now run by new owners the Cape Epic. The sale is described as “a great day for mountain biking in South Africa” by one of the three shareholders of the event, Michael Meyer MD of Stillwater Sports.

The new ownership of the event will not only grow it as a major event on the international stage, but will also slot perfectly into the Cape Epic MTB platform, he predicted.


Founded nine years ago, with Stillwater Sports as majority shareholder, “the FNB Wines2Whales is a massive outdoor event to organize,” says Meyer. “With the event being removed from our portfolio, we are able to focus on the growth of our other events.

“The success that we have achieved to date would not have been possible without the tremendous support received from riders as well as the unwavering commitment of sponsors to create a unique experience for all riders.”