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Tomorrow, three Team Absa riders are aiming to become part of the elite Amabubesi club. Amabubesi is Zulu for ‘pride of lions’ and is the name of the club made up of riders who have completed the Absa Cape Epic at least 3 times.

() To finish the Absa Cape Epic once is an exceptional achievement; to complete it three times takes the heart of a lion.

Amabubesi is Zulu for ‘pride of lions’ and is the name of the club made up of riders who have completed the Absa Cape Epic at least 3 times. Tomorrow, three Team Absa riders are aiming to become part of this elite club by completing the world’s toughest stage race that has taken them on a 718km journey through some of the Western Cape’s most scenic , but also treacherous , terrain.

These riders are William Mokgopo, Clayton Duckworth and Tim Brink.
Says team captain, Ernst Viljoen, "With days of mud, rain, cold, bumps and bruises – we are exhausted. What keeps us going is our individual goals and I know the three inspiring men will do Team Absa proud and come home with the Amabubesi."

Twenty-two year old William is the youngest member of Team Absa. He was first introduced to mountain biking in 2006 through a Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy project called "Earn-a-Bike". The initiative saw children from Diepsloot taught how to build a bicycle. Once complete,….

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