South Africa’s first ever Inner City Enduro (ICE) takes place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 26th September as part of the annual Urban Run Festival, hosted by the MBDA to highlight urban renewal, and will include multiple world extreme enduro champion David Knight.
ICE is what is capturing the imagination of the Extreme Enduro Riders and Fans alike all over the world and is about to set the streets of the PE CBD alight as the World champion takes on SA’s best in a last man standing format. Using natural and man-made obstacles around this historic Fort Frederick, the crowds will be wowed by a spectacle being billed as the David vs Goliath of enduro racing.
“It’s fantastic to include this extreme enduro event in the Urban Run festival and it’s been great working with Mike Glover and his team. To have a multiple world enduro champion and 19 of SA’s top riders in Port Elizabeth for an event is another major boost for sports in this town.” said Urban Run organiser Mike Zoetmulder of Zsports.
Knight, a three-time world champion enduro rider from the Isle of Man, will take on the likes of Tim Young, Altus de Wet, James Hodsen, Brian Capper, Kyle Flanagan, Scott Bouverie, Graham Hedgecock, Wade Young, Kyle Erasmus, Chase Orsmond, Dwayne Kleyhnans, Jody Engelbrecht, Richard van der Westhuizen Taki Bogiages. There will also be an ICE support class for any local rider who feels they are “Man” enough to take on the route.
“Bringing the action to the people is a worldwide trend and ICE is all about creating a spectator frenzy in the CBD,” said Red Cherry Adventures race organiser Mike Glover. “With a 1.3km loop and massive man-made and natural obstacles, the spectators are guaranteed to be entertained at Fort Frederick on the Saturday afternoon.”
The ICE event forms part of the annual Urban Run weekend taking place from the Donkin Reserve over the Heritage Day long weekend of the 26th and 27th September and features n outdoor Metrogym aeroics class open to the public at 8am, exhibitions from Redbull extreme rider Brian Capper between 10h15 and 10h30 and performances by local reggae/punk band Drywater. The enduro riders get their first glimse of the ICE route during a practise session from 11h30 whilst the kids Urban Run, for those 6 – 14 years of age, starts on the Donkin at 12 noon. Capper returns for a second extreme exhibition at 12h45 before the kids urban run prize giving with Moaz the Clown and the Caltex bunny. All proceeds from the kids Urban Run will go to the Reach for a Dream Foundation. The first round of the ICE eliminator starts at 13h30 and should not be missed. Prize giving at Fort Frederick for the enduro riders takes place at 17h30 from the Redbull stage. The adults 8km urban assault takes place from 9am on the Sunday morning with Gino Fabbri entertaining at the Donkin from 8am – with R3000 cash up for grabs for the best dressed, you can expect to see some interesting attire during this one of a kind charity obstacle race. All proceeds from the adult urban run will be going to Cleary Estate Cheshire Home.
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