LAND ROVER CAPE EPIC TEAM SLEEK AND RUGGED ROVERS READY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE
For Team Land Rover Riders Letshego Zulu and Maurice Mdlolo (Team Sleek and Rugged Rovers) training for the Absa Cape Epic is not just about the hours on the saddle, it’s so much more.
According to Letshego Zulu, founder of PopUp Gym and race finisher of the Absa Cape Epic in 2013, “a lot of people don’t realise that preparation for the Epic requires full body conditioning. Training on a mountain bike is imperative of course, but so are other forms of training that build full physical strength and endurance.”
“You need to add running, swimming, and unquestionably, fast walking. Some trail running is also beneficial, because as we have come to experience, the Epic isn’t all rideable. The hours on the saddle matter the most but entrants also need to include functional and core strength training coupled with upper body strength exercise, because those eight days on the Epic will test you to the limit,” says...