What do we have to offer?
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Make some noise!
Cheer and shout on your favourite riders until you go hoarse, but just in case that is not enough for you, Absa will supply hundreds of Qhubeka bells for you to ring and fill the course with what some call the theme tune of international cycling. You could be one of the lucky ones to receive a free bells. What do you need to do? Just arrive, we will catch you there!
Mountain biking royalty will be everywhere you look, from World Champions to Olympic Medallists. The best of the best in one spot on the same day.
There will be five entertaining technical sections for fans to be able to marvel at the skills of the riders. There will be three dedicated spectator points, one of which will broadcast live streaming of the races on big screens, so you can still access the satellite bars and food stations while not missing a single bit of the action.
The Maties cheerleaders will perform as you watch the racing unfold from the Hunters Extreme Cider Bar out on the course.
Meet the stars
Get a selfie, an autograph or have a chat with your favourite local and international, riders at the team row.
Doing it for the kids
The Virgin Active Club-V Kids Activation Zone offers a safe, secure environment for your young ones, manned by staff all trained in first aid. Children between the ages of three and 13 can take part in various movement activities ranging from sports, to dancing, free play and more.
The shaded Chill Zone is a perfect spot to watch the broadcast coverage of the racing – brought to you by the team at Red Bull – on televisions, with the bonus of a front-row view of the finish line.
Enjoy true South African service at its best, in our bespoke and inviting track-side hospitality areas.
Eat and be merry
Enjoy a variety of South African food and refreshment favourites at our Woolworths To Go Zone or coffee carts, or at one of the many food vendors in the race village and on the course.
Win a bike
Participate and watch the action at the Virgin Active trailer where spectators can go head-to-head with five-times Absa Cape Epic champion, Christoph Sauser, as they battle it out for the overall prize of a brand-new Specialized bike.
Cape of good taste
Head on over to the WESGRO ‘Taste of the Western Cape’ activation in the expo area, to learn more about the region whilst tasting its culinary delights.
Experience the expo
Check out the expo area. It is VERY likely you won’t leave empty handed, with multiple stores, activations and exciting brands showcasing what they have to offer!
Take home a memory
Shop at our UCI World Cup on-site merchandise store, which will have exclusive products suitable for the whole family.
See if your kids have the talent and what it takes to be the next Nino Schurter at the pump track located next to the Merchandise store. This will also be a convenient distraction for your kids if you would like some peaceful shopping next door.
Wander where the wifi is strong and free! Thanks to Dimension Data we will have full wifi coverage in the race village and two wifi hotspots out on the course for you.
Where to watch!
The venue and course at Coetzenberg offers spectators a variety of options when it comes to viewing the days racing, including being on the course, in the grandstands on the finish line or with an ice cold frosty in the chill zone.
On the course
Get in on the action and head off on to the course as soon as the racing has started. Follow the spectator signage and visit all the technical features on the course as you follow your favourite riders around each lap.
Enjoy a break at the Rock Garden, where a big screen and a chill zone will keep you hydrated and in on the racing as you enjoy the shade of the gumtrees, or take a few minutes to enjoy a cold one at the exit to Khoi Spirit before heading off to the next feature.
In the Chill Zone
If you are not up to exploring the course all day then take some time out in the Chill Zone in the race village where you will be close to the finish line and able to watch the action live on several TV screens. Situated opposite the Team Feed Area you will be able to enjoy an ice-cold beverage and see how the riders received team support as they pass through this area twice on each lap.
The best place to watch the start and finish to a UCI World Cup is the grandstand in the race village. Arrive early and secure your space, but make sure you have your walking shoes on so that you can make the dash into the forest to enjoy the action as each lap unfolds.
For the less adventurous enjoy your prime spot on the grandstand and keep an eye on the action on the big screen and watch as the riders pass under the start arch on each lap.
Food and Beverages
Watching an Epic World Cup takes tons of energy, and it is important to stay hydrated whilst cheering your favourite riders around the course. There will be plenty of food vendors, including a Woolworths TO GO Zone, in the race village at Coetzenberg as well as a chill zone in which spectators can relax and enjoy an ice cold cool drink, glass of wine or beer.
For those out on the course there will be refreshment and food stations at the Rock Garden and at the exit to Khoi Spirit, both ideally located to fuel you up as you cross the course following the action.