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Meerendal to join forces with

14 Nov 2013

It is with great excitement that we announce that from 1 January 2014, Meerendal joins as headline sponsor in a three-year partnership agreement.

Meerendal has long had ties with mountain biking, offering the pleasure and pain of the Stairway to Heaven mountain bike trail, as well as hosting the prologue of the Absa Cape Epic for the past two years. Meerendal’s partnership with signals a new era of support for the sport, not only in established mountain biking events, but also in aligning with to improve the lives of the children in Kayamandi through sport.

On the 22nd March 2011 joined forces with top rated investment manager 36ONE Asset Management. The partnership was forged on the eve of the magical 2011 Absa Cape Epic. A fortnight later the 36ONE-SONGO-SPECIALIZED team of Christoph Sauser and Burry Stander stormed to victory in the iconic African mountain bike race. The leaders’ jersey signaled the start of what proved to be a highly successful and rewarding partnership.

Over the 3 years, 36ONE Asset Management has proven to be a trusted friend to, offering unwavering support not only through success and victory but also sadness and loss.

At the end of 2013 the headline sponsorship agreement between and 36ONE Asset Management comes to a close. While this is the end of the official partnership, we have no doubt that 36ONE will continue to be a great friend and supporter of

Great thanks goes to old friends and new friends, without whom, our success would not be possible.