Cape Epic
Official Cape Epic Website

Check out our Cape Epic Guide, the story of our 3 past Cape Epic successes. Find out all our epic training secrets.

News Articles

An archive of news articles about Team BBB on their way to Cape Epic 2008.
BBB sponsors Average Guys
2008 route and accommodation

Bikes & Parts

At Cape Epic 2008 we will be riding Raleigh bikes again. They will be kitted out with BBB Parts. We will report on these and other bike equipment choices.
BBB Bike Parts Reviews
Protector Sunglasses
Fibre Attack Handle Bar
Raleigh prototype bikes

Training Blog

Stay up to date with our training progress. We review our training and preparation each week for Cape Epic 2008, starting 10 Sept 2007.
Plan 1 16 weeks Sept - Dec
Epic Training Camp
Epic training camp ride report

Videos & Photos

Look out for some cool BBB videos and other epic training photos and videos.
Cape Epic 2008 Photo & Video
New kit at Karoo to Coast
Epic training camp - Dec

Cape Epic 2008

Absa Cape Epic 2008 was as tough as they predicted. It was unrelenting, the first 6 days were long and hard, the last two days were short and tough. It was the hardest and the hotest Epic yet.

Winners Jakob and Roel with Team BBB who came through yet again to make it 4 in a row! This time we suffered punctures, breakdowns and illness but still we rode our best race ever and had a great event. Read about our 3 previous epics in The Epic Guide.

Team BBB Epic 2008 Race Report

Race Report

Team BBB finished again - more eventful than normal - but happy to have made it in our best time. Bodies, bikes, supporters and solid training made for a good race - check out our race report

Race Diary

We blogged everyday with news from the event and recorded our daily progress.

Race Photos and Video

Check out the photos from Cape Epic 2008 as well as our new Team BBB Cape Epic 2008 Video


Team BBB Absa Cape Epic 2008 Preparation


Another legendary epic training camp on west coast was a great success. 3 days of some awesome but tough riding to help epic riders prepare for the tough 2008 event. Read ride report

Cape Epic 2008 Route
The footage shown had images of climbs, rocks sand and awesome scenery. showing just enough to alert the scenes, but not enough to scare you off. Stage town accommodation.

" some progressive thinking sponsors are seeing the benefits of spreading their brand beyond the podium contenders and infiltrating the middle of the racing pack" ... BBB sponsors average guys

Training Blog

Checkout our two training programs that we followed to get us through Epic #4 Also a training ride from hell - thats what we did on our last training camp, over 170km and 3200m ascent it was a long day out - but we made it and all things considered managed ok. We do a weekly report on how the training progresses. Read our training diary

Bike & Parts

Our Epic 2008 Raleigh prototype bikes are shaping up well and kitted out for the big event.

BBB Bike Part Reviews - See how our long term testing of several BBB bike parts is going

Who is BBB, how do you say BBB and what does BBB make - more ...

Protector sunglasses made the Karoo to coast rain and mudfest seem like a summer party. Read more ...

Fibre Attack Handle Bar - the one piece carbon fibre bar for race snakes - read Big Al's review...

Photos & Video

New race photos & video


Big Al got a podium spot at the recent EP Herald MTB race See pics
Race Report


Epic training camp photos and some shots of the new prototype bikes... see pics


Cape Epic Training

Team Profile

Alan Cotton
Age: 38 
Club: AMA Rider
Bike: Raleigh Marathon Team
Years cycling:  14
Years racing:  7 

Albert Retief
Age: 35
Club:  Cyclosport
Bike: Raleigh RM Team 
Years cycling: 8 
Years racing: 6 



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