ABSA Cape Epic 2019

ER24 is proud to be the official pre-hospital emergency medical care provider at the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic.

During the 2019 Absa Cape Epic ER24, together with Mediclinic, will be supporting more than 1300 riders across the testing route. ER24 is committed to ensuring the best possible pre-hospital care for participants and has once again compiled a team offering specialist support for the event.

ER24 will be providing ALS crewed 4x4 response vehicles to assist with patient extraction together with three ILS crewed ambulances on the route. Since we understand that the Absa Cape Epic route is always challenging and often includes remote elements on the course, we have included medics on off-road motorcycles to ensure access in even the toughest terrain.

In addition, the logistics of the team are managed by a dedicated VOC co-ordinator as well as a VOC call dispatcher, along with two medical patient transporters. At the actual race village and hospitality area, a further two static ILS medics will be deployed.

This crew is in support of the Mediclinic team that oversees medical care at each race hospital as well as at each water point. Together, the riders participating in the event can expect expertise and experience both along the route and after each challenging day.

ER24 and Mediclinic are proud to be associated with yet another world-class event.

About the race

The 16th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will take place from 17 to 24 March 2019 and will be as challenging as ever. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region in South Africa. 

The Absa Cape Epic must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 650 teams allowed to ride the race. The route changes every year, leading aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through roughly 700 untamed kilometres of unspoilt scenery and 15 000m of accumulated climbing.

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This official UCI status makes it a highlight on the professional racer's calendar. The Absa Cape Epic also attracts aspiring amateur riders wanting to test themselves against the best. It is a full-service race, meaning that everything is taken care of from the start - all riders need to think about is riding. Find out more on the Absa Cape Epic website.