Land Rover Joins FNB Wines2Whales Sponsor Family
Land Rover and the challenging trails that comprise the FNB Wines2Whales route go hand-in-hand. The esteemed automaker has, after all, forged a reputation over the past 70 years for exploring, adventuring and going where no other vehicle has ever dared to go. Having recently aligned itself with mountain biking and the lifestyle that accompanies it, joining the FNB W2W as Official Vehicle and Route Partner made perfect sense for Land Rover as a brand.
“We are thrilled to confirm our partnership with the FNB Wines2Whales as the Official Vehicle and Route Partner for the next three years,” said Richard Gouverneur, Managing Director of Land Rover South Africa. “Land Rover is so much more than just the most capable all-terrain vehicle. It connects people through a passion for adventure and for making more of our world.”
Both brands are also celebrating milestones this year which makes the timing of this announcement all the more relevant.
“2018 is a landmark year for both of us. For Land Rover, 2018 marks its 70th anniversary of existence, and the 2018 FNB Wines2Whales will be the 10th year of the event,” continued Gouverneur. “The FNB W2W is the perfect platform to demonstrate the unrivalled capability, versatility and composure of our vehicles.”
The partnership represents a pivotal moment in the race’s illustrious history and having such a prestigious company as Land Rover come on board as the Official Vehicle and Route partner shows how valuable and highly regarded the FNB W2W race portfolio has become on the local mountain bike scene.
“We’re delighted to have Land Rover as part of our sponsor family and look forward to working closely with them for the next three years,” said Jonathan Meintjes, FNB W2W Event Director. “Having the support and backing of such incredibly proficient vehicles makes life so much easier for us on the ground and fits the event’s ethos with aplomb.”
The first race (26 – 28 October 2018) will be the FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay, the second (29 – 31 October 2018) the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage, while the third race (2 – 4 November 2018) the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz. While both weekend events are sold out there are still limited slots available for the Pinotage race – register now to avoid missing the biggest birthday bash of the year.
About FNB Wines2Whales
The FNB Wines2Whales® is a three-day mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. Founded in 2009, the annual event hosts four thousand riders competing in two-person teams over 70-80km per day. The race format consists of three consecutive, separate, but identical events over ten days (named ‘Adventure’, ‘Ride’ and ‘Race’) – allowing riders to choose the appropriate option that suits their level of competitiveness. With entries selling out each year, FNB Wines2Whales is regarded as South Africa’s premier three-day mountain bike stage race.