African First At JBay MTB Open

African First At JBay MTB Open

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This is the first time that a cycle race will run through a wind farm in Africa...

Not only will coming Saturday 19 July’s JBay MTB Open tick the expected MTB event boxes (we’re talking great singletrack, awesome views, big prizes and good vibes) but it will also carry a unique distinction. “This is the first time that a cycle race will run through a wind farm in Africa,” announced Hannes Bester, Wind Plant Manager at Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.

Riders taking part in the 60km and 85km routes will be racing through the lush wind farm, riding along the roads that are interspersed by 80m tall wind turbines towers, spread more than 500m apart.  “We expect about 100 riders through our wind farm and the organisers will have marshals placed within sight of each other to make certain that cyclists keep well away from unauthorised areas,” continued Bester.