By Royal Order of the King…
We’ve got a message for you.
Hear ye, hear ye! The King of price, King Price Insurance, is now the brand new presenting sponsor of Cullinan2Tonteldoos ultra MTB race on 6&7 November 2020.
Cullinan2Tonteldoos ultra mtb race is a 261 km ride from Cullinan to Tonteldoos over 24 hours. (However, this year the event does not finish at Tonteldoos, but at Dunkeld Country Estate for logistic reasons.) What makes this race so unique is that it usually starts in the afternoon, taking riders through sunset, straight through the night until sunrise the next morning. Riders get to experience the magic of sunset and sunrise from their bicycles.
The idea to formalise the event was born way back in 2015 during a social ride from Cullinan to the lovely hamlet of Tonteldoos. Cullinan2Tonteldoos soon became a favourite amongst mountain bikers. In 2019 Cullinan2Tonteldoos was incorporated into the Faces Advendurance family for the first time and with King Price Insurance onboard, will continue to set the bar as a world-class endurance event.
According to Fritz Pienaar, CEO of Faces Advendurance, and the organiser of Cullinan2Tonteldoos presented by King Price, “We realised that the ultra distance gravel events with a point to point format is really popular amongst mountain bike and gravel bike riders, but most events are just too far away and from the majority of the riders and quite expensive as a result. When we had the chance to become involved in the Cullinan to Tonteldoos, presented by King Price we jumped on the opportunity to do so. We will have the unique opportunity this year to host the event in day time (due to Covid regulations), which will give the participants the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the sections usually ridden in the dark”
Wynand van Vuuren, Head of Customer Experience at King Price Insurance, is also thrilled at the prospect of being involved in such a special event, ” Most of us here at King Price are both avid mountain bikers and extreme adrenaline junkies, and Cullinan2Tonteldoos is one of our favourite events. There’s just nothing like it! From a King Price point of view, I’m so stoked that our sponsorship enables this race to remain on the calendar. As an insurer, we always try to do things differently. We take on big challenges. And we love to have fun while we’re changing the way that insurance is done. That’s what this race, and our partnership with Faces, is about as well.”
The 2020 edition of Cullinan2Tonteldoos presented by King Price Insurance have been modified slightly to fall within the ambit of the current COVID-19 event regulations. Where the event usually starts at 15h00 in the afternoon, it will now start at 05h15 in the morning to circumvent the midnight curfew that is currently still in place. Most riders will be able to finish the race before the curfew comes into effect. The finish will be at Dunkeld Country Estate instead of Tonteldoos, making it more accessible to supporters and a great deal more family friendly.
Cullinan2Tonteldoos presented by King Price Insurance looks forward to hosting you on 6&7 November 2020 at what will conceivably be the first of many successful events together!
All hail the King.