The pedals have stopped spinning and the mud has dried and another successful Sani2C, the
thirteenth, is now history, but i’m sure the war stories continue to be told over some cool brown
beverage. A tough one this year as unseasonal torrential rain and gusting winds added a whole new
dimension to an already tough 3 days and had many a cyclist pack up and go home early. The
diehards prevailed and certainly earned their medals this year.
An event like this is a welcome economic boost for the areas that host the cyclists, bringing much
needed cash flow to establishments and the community at large.
Someone interesting stats:
Beneficiaries: 12 Communities and 23 schools and environmental groups
2850 people employed during the race
4500 - the number of participants, oldest 75, youngest 17
2300 tents erected , 5200 mattresses used , 225 000 litres of water used for showers,
19800 litres of coke, 500kg of Bananas and 9600 doughnuts consumed.
23 Eight tonne trucks are used each day to move the three events from Sani Pass to Scottburgh.
When all three events are underway, there is a rider every 58 metres along the 263km route on bikes
having an estimated value of R 135 million, making Sani2c the largest stage race in the world.