At Creation there is always something new and right now the team is preparing for their participation in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, providing one of the official water and spectator points.
The event takes place on 21 March (Human Rights Day) and according to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin the Creation team looks forward to hosting not only the riders but also their supporters.
Our harvest is in full swing and adding to this excitement is the upcoming Cape Epic – an exhilarating time for all of us. Our participation is a first for Creation and we’ve commissioned the gifted land artist Strijdom van der Merwe to create an installation which will feature as a landmark on the estate. His striking and innovative work of art is titled ‘Create your own Path’ and embodies not only the challenges we had to face when establishing Creation, but of course also the challenges faced by the Cape Epic riders.
The Creation Tasting Room will open at 7.30 am on the day and Cape Epic supporters will be welcomed with Creation’s Elation Méthode Cap Classique, filled croissants, coffee, tea and fresh apples from the neighbouring farms. There will also be an opportunity for tasting and buying Creation’s award-winning wines.
Being Human Rights Day it is only fitting that the children from the nearby Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project will be involved, supporting the riders with greetings and yellow flags. “The event will offer an opportunity to raise funds for these children who deserve a decent education as well as balanced nutrition”, says Carolyn.
Sometimes described as the ‘Tour de France of mountain biking’, the Absa Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was first staged in 2004 and covers some 700 kilometres. The race attracts professional mountain bikers from around the world, who compete in teams of two. To qualify for a finish, teams have to stay together for the duration of the race. The race is also open to amateurs, who enter a lottery in order to gain a slot. The course changes every year and the race lasts eight days – a prologue and seven stages. This year the first stage takes place at the seaside venue of Hermanus which according to experts has been turned into something of a mountain biking paradise “with a network of trails snaking across the nearby hills and valleys”. Creation on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is proud to be part of this epic adventure!
The Creation team recently had the pleasure of welcoming Karl Platt, winner of the 2016 Cape Epic to our Tasting Room. Click here to watch a short video of his visit. In the meantime we wish Karl strong legs for the coming race!