Megan Dimozantos and John Randal are pleased to announce they will be racing together at the 2012 Absa Cape Epic, an eight-day mountain bike stage race in the Western Cape region of South Africa. The event, starting on March 25, 2012, will see this Australia and New Zealand mixed duo pit their skills and endurance against nearly 2400 riders from around the world. The course will be 800km and includes a time trial stage. The organisers promise "approximately 16,000m of climbing over some of the most magnificent passes in South Africa."
We are no strangers to tough events. Megan has raced the World 24 Hour Solo Championships, placing 7th in 2008, and with strong finishes in 2009 and 2010. She has also won the women's team division of the 2009 Alpine Epic, a four day stage race in New Zealand and the overall women’s category of Mountains to Beach, a five day individual stage race in Australia. John rode in the inaugural Kiwi Brevet in 2010, finishing the gruelling 1100km, unsupported event in 4 1/2 days. He was a member of the winning 3-man team at the 2007 Day Night Thriller, and is a four-time winner of the Akatarawa Attack, an 8-hour mountain bike orienteering event in the hills of Wellington.
We are seeking sponsorship for our Cape Epic assault. We will race as a team at the Taupo Day Night Thriller in September, beginning a long summer of promoting our sponsors locally, before heading to South Africa in mid-March. A race as formidable as the Cape Epic requires modern technology and huge training hours. Financial support is essential to ensure we are both able to perform to our potential. We both actively maintain blogs sharing our riding exploits with others, and between that and a busy racing schedule, we can guarantee excellent exposure for sponsors.
We are both very excited about the next 10 months, culminating in one of the world's toughest mountain bike events. We are both committed to being in excellent shape for the race, and giving it our absolute all. We look forward to your support.