The Champions Race, presented by fibertime™️, is Back!


Champions Race

The greatest mountain biking spectator event, the Champions Race is back from a three year hiatus, with fibertime™ as the new presenting sponsor. As ever the event will be staged in Kayamandi on the Wednesday before the Absa Cape Epic and some of the world’s best MTB racers will turn out to hone their skills and support the charity. 

The Champions Race, presented by fibertime, will be broadcast live on Champions Race Presented by fibertime™️

When: 13 March 2024

Time: 16:00 – 19:00

Where: Kayamandi Sports Fields 

Events: E-Bike, Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s Races

Format: 20 minutes plus 1 lap 

Spectator Entry: Free (R20 donation via SnapScan or Zapper per car for Parking)

Champions Race

The last Champions Race, Presented by fibertime, was hosted in 2020.



Champions Race

Here’s a look at the 2024 race route through Kayamandi.

Calling all E-Bike Racers

Come test your skills and speed in the Champions Race, Presented by fibertime. Unlike the elite men’s and women’s races, which are by invite only, the E-Bike race gives everyone a chance to compete in the action packed afternoon. The 2.5 kilometre long urban cross-country track features a mix of songo’s BMX track, asphalt streets and dusty trails through Kayamandi, as well as a fearsome climb from and precipitous drop down to the loop on the football field where the races start and finish. 

Enter online, for a R350 donation, here.

Champions Race

The last time the Champions Race, presented by fibertime, used an extensive urban section was in 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

Watch the World’s Best

The invited elite men and women will race for glory and charity, plus to test their legs ahead of the Absa Cape Epic, which gets underway in Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 March. Previous winners of this great event include Christoph Sauser, Jaroslav Kulhavy, Alan Hatherly, Annika Langvad, Flora Duffy, and Nadine Rieder. The Champions Race, presented by Fibertime, allows for an up-close and exciting spectator experience, which is enhanced by the boundless enthusiasm of the children. Entry is free for spectators, but donations to the charity’s fundraising efforts will be greatly appreciated. 

Scan to donate.

Fans and riders can also donate to via the charity’s usual fundraising platforms which include SnapScan, Zapper, with a Credit Card payment or an EFT. As is a registered public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Services (SARS), as we meet the requirements set out in section 303 of the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962. Our PBO number is 390049722.

To receive this Section 18A receipt, please send proof of payment of your donation to, as well as the details that you require to be reflected on the receipt. We aim to send you the receipt within 48 hours of receiving your mail.

Find out more or donate here.

Champions Race

The defending champions from 2020 are Alan Hatherly and Nadine Rieder. Photo by Mark Sampson.

Fundraise for

Amp up your Cape Town Cycle Tour, Absa Cape Epic, Champions Race, presented by fibertime, or any other race participation by fundraising for while you ride/race. Find out how to leverage the power of GivenGain here.


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Champions Race

Christoph Sauser launching off the drop back down to the Kayamandi Sports Fields. Photo by Mark Sampson.

The kids add massive excitement to the race day atmosphere. Fhoto by Ewald Sadie.