The 2021 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback electric bike

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The Wines2Whales Switchback FNB is offering two exclusive categories of electric bikes during the Pinotage 2021 event.

The growth of e-bikes has been phenomenal and it is a critical trend in cycling, including mountain biking. In 2019, we presented the E-bike Tour at FNB W2W Pinotage and received an overwhelmingly positive response. This year, we’re building on the lessons learned with the introduction of an exciting new starter group, the E-bike Race. It will be a fun race for runners who really want to get their adrenaline pumping and push their limits. According to Johan Kriegler, founder of W2W events, you have to be a very talented mountain biker to participate in the Race category.

The speed and power at which you fly through straightforward tracks, switchbacks and berms, is an exhilarating experience and certainly not for the faint-hearted, nor the less skilled. E-Bike Racers can test their skills and speed against each other, without interfering with mountain bikers from other categories. Riders in both categories do not have to worry too much about the available battery power as they will be able to drop off a second fully charged battery at the race office before the start.

These batteries are delivered by FNB W2W staff to Waterpoint 2, where riders can swap out the batteries. E-Bike Tourers have plenty of time and energy to enjoy the spectacular scenery with a more relaxed pace at the back of the peloton.

The E-bike race will start 30 minutes before lot A and the E-bike Tour group will start one hour after the last lot. A word of warning to electric bike riders; if you are too slow and the riders of lots A and B catch up with you, you are automatically relegated to the E-bike Tour group for the remaining days.

For more information on E-Bike, the categories

visit www.wines2whales.com/e-bikes/

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