The 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage is E-Bike friendly!

In 2023 we’ll once again host two E-Bike events and riders can choose between the E-Bike Open category, which starts 30 minutes ahead of A batch, or the E-Bike Tour which starts 30 minutes after the last start batch.

The E-Bike Open is for any team with one, or both, teammates on an e-bike, however these teams must be able to maintain an average speed of at least 18kph. The E-Bike Tour is for any team where one, or both, teammates are on E-bikes. The Tour is aimed at novices and stage race newbies who would like to enjoy the incredible FNB Wines2Whales Switchback route in a friendly, controlled, and guided manner.


Whether you are taking on the 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback as a racing snake or an E-Bike first timer, battery strategy is an important aspect of your ride. 

All E-Bike riders have the option of buying the battery swap service which allows you to have a spare battery ready and waiting for you at Water Point 2 each day. 

This service is highly recommended and can be bought at a cost of R250 per rider.  If you have not purchased this service and would like to do so, please visit the Info Desk at Registration day to book yours.

Click here for more information on the E-Bike Battery Swap Service and take note of the battery check-in and check-out times for each stage.

A shuttle service will be available from Water Point 1 to Water Point 2 should you wish to avoid the compulsory portage down Gantouw pass on Stage 3.  

If your team would like to make use of this service, you must submit your team details in the online booking form before 18 October 2023 in order to book your team’s spot on the shuttle. 

Please note that this service is exclusively for E-Bike Tour teams and all E-Bike Open teams must complete the portage.  Shuttles will depart as they fill up and the expected travel time is approximately 40 minutes.  


The 2023 FNB W2W E-Bike Open will feature podiums and the introduction of leader jerseys for the fastest teams in the following categories:

  • E-Bike Open Men (19+)
  • E-Bike Open Women (19+)
  • E-Bike Open Mixed (19+)

Women’s E-Bike Trail Tee Leader Jersey

Men’s E-Bike Trail Tee Leader Jersey

It is important to note that in order to qualify for the E-Bike Open podium and leader jersey, both team members must ride on an E-bike. 

E-Bike Rules and Important Information