We will transport your rider bag from Lourensford Wine Estate to Oak Valley and from Oak Valley to Lourensford Wine Estate. Please note only 1 bag per rider will be transferred and that your tag must be attached to your bag to identify it. Only you can collect your bag by showing your accreditation wristband.
Your bag must be checked in on Stage 1 at the DHL Drop-off tent that will be stationed in the Race Village at Lourensford Wine Estate. Your bag must be checked in before the start of Stage 3 at Oak Valley and can be collected at Lourensford Wine Estate before 15:00. Please see the daily schedule for check-in and check-out times.

A guarded and enclosed bike park is located in each race village. The bike park opens 1.5 hours before the first start each day and closes at 19:00. The bike park is locked at night and patrolled by security. It is not possible to take or bring a bike from / to the bike park outside of the official opening hours. Please ensure that your bikes are locked when not in the bike park. Even though the utmost care is taken during your bike’s stay at the bike park, the organizers cannot be held liable for any damages incurred.

A fully stocked bike wash station with Squirt products is located at each race village. We ask that you get your bike washed directly after finishing the stage. The Squirt bike wash is open from arrival of the first team and closes 30 minutes after closing of the finish line.

FNB has created a relaxing space for you to wind down, have a drink and take a nap if needed. There will also be plug points for you to charge your electronic devices. The FNB Rider Lounge will be stationed next to the start chute in Oak Valley Estate.

The mattress in your tent is covered in plastic for hygiene purposes and to prevent it from getting wet and dirty, please do not remove the plastic.

In case of emergency on route or in the race village please contact: +27 21 426 7716

Mediclinic will be on site in the race hospital that will be situated next to the Rider Lounge. Mediclinic will also be stationed at the water points.

Oak Valley

  • Network Name: W2W
  • Username: Riders
  • Password: Gees@W2W

Lourensford Wine Estate

  • Network Name: W2W
  • Password: Gees@W2W


The Race Office is your point of contact during the event. We are here to help! The Race Office is available should you have any questions about race results, withdrawal from the race, lost and found items, or any other information you may need along the way.

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3
Race Office Opening Times06:30 – 19:0005:30 – 9:00
10:30 – 19:00
05:30 – 15:00

In addition, you will find the following services at the Race Village

Grab a cold beer or glass of wine and share the #SeriousGEES in one of the most popular hang out spots at the FNB Wines2Whales. Here’s where the real stories of the day are shared and heroes are celebrated.

Ice-cold water is just a tap’s turn away. Top up your bottles before hitting the trails from Big Box’s Water Box.

Toilets & Showers will be available at all Race Villages.

The rider briefings will be online only and will made available on the Epic Series App. Please take note of any route updates or applicable changes, such as maximum stage times or intermediate cut-off times.