Our mission

In addition to offering a truly world class customer experience, TransCapeMTB also has a mission to ensure we make a real difference to the people through who’s land we travel. This we do via various fundraising activities that benefit numerous charities and education initiatives along our route. Our initiatives also focus heavily on job creation and skills development.

History

One of the things we incontrovertibly believe in is that each of us creates our own history. This will certainly hold true for the TransCape MTB team as we build an event that we will be proud of in the years to come.

Right now, the cornerstone we’re anchoring this dream on, is a ride that will unite each and every rider who joins the TansCape MTB family. And once you have joined us, you will help us write that history.

MEET THE TEAM

Lenore
RACE DIRECTOR

With her love of cycling and the breathtaking Garden Route, Klein Karoo and Winelands regions of South Africa, Lenore dreamed about creating a unique mountain biking experience for competitors in the Western Cape and turned it (her dream) into a reality hosting the inaugural TransCape MTB race in February 2015.

With 100 intrepid cyclists participating in this first race it quickly became clear that the TransCape is so much more than just a bike race – It’s a journey across the most beautiful regions of the country and an adventure participants won’t forget!

Exactly what Lenore, a commodity trader for a large international trading company in Johannesburg, was hoping to create, and with hard work, will grow and flourish into a must do event for any adventurous cyclist – a “bucket list” event for mountain bikers if you will!

And like a bicycle needs many moving parts to work so does any successful sporting event. In the case of the TransCape, Lenore is the frame – the core around which her dedicated, experienced team is built.

WAYNE
RACE PLANNER

Strengthening this frame is Lenore’s husband Wayne, a very keen mountain biker and endurance sport enthusiast who grew up in the Eastern Cape where he learnt to ride his first bike on the many single tracks (called ‘sheep paths’ in those days) of the family farm.

Also a commodity trader by day Wayne spends his night’s planning TransCape MTB routes in collaboration with route director, Andrew White, and doing whatever the boss (Lenore) suggests.

Having taken into account the suggestions about the route, from the 2015 race riders, Wayne cannot wait for competitors to experience what they have in store for them next year. “It’s again going to be one incredible journey!”

A sentiment shared by Lenore’s sister, Irmarie, the event’s accommodation, catering and administrative manager.

As can be expected on a seven-day stage race of over 700km’s a comfortable padded saddle would be every competitors dream and while Lenore and her team can’t provide that, they can see to everyone’s creature comforts when racing for the day is over.

IRMARIE
Customer Experience

At the helm of creating this memorable off course experience for participants is the energetic Irmarie. With a real passion for cooking, hyperactive by her own admission and having a love of socializing with friends and family around a fire with a glass of good red wine, she is the ideal person to see to the social and accommodation needs of the riders.

And while she has her own successful Kinesiology practice in Pretoria, she has an unbridled passion for the TransCape MTB which stems from Lenore.