Local superstars looking forward to South Coast EnduroX

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Two of the biggest names in South African dirt bike riding, Blake Gutzeit and Wade Young, are relishing racing on home soil in Sunday’s South Coast EnduroX at Margate Fishing Pier.

The first round of the Powasol EnduroX Series will feature the country’s best enduro, motocross, trials and fun riders and will wrap up the South Coast Bike Fest #SCBF2017.

Oslo Beach-based Gutzeit (Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha) and Paddock rider Young (Sherco) are the favourites to win Sunday’s race.

Gutzeit has raced in all the major extreme enduros including Erzberg, Romaniacs, Sea 2 Sky and the Roof of Africa, achieving top 10s and fives in all. He also became the superenduro junior world champion this year.

“I love the freedom of riding,” said the smooth rider. “If you’re having a really bad day, a ride really clears your head and focuses you. I love that I get to ride my bike every day and I am so privileged to be able to call it my job.”

Commenting on the #SCBF2017, Gutzeit asked, ‘What’s not to love about a festival of bikes?’

“I’m really excited about the event as I’ve seen the venue and I know Klint Mills and his Powasol team will put on a great track. It will be something spectacular to see, I promise you that.”

Young has been involved with motorbikes for the past 12 years. Young has competed in numerous events, taking the Hell’s Gate title in Italy last year and placing third in the same 2017 event, the 2016 Romaniacs and the 2017 Alestrem contest in France.

“I’m really looking forward to the bike fest,” said Young. “I’m sure there will be a lot of spectators and great riders which will make for some good racing.”

To witness this high-octane action, pre-register online for free access to the #freefunseeker tickets. Ticket holders will have access to a variety of dealership decks, a Classic Bike Museum, Mardi Gras Market, Village Square Trading area and Pop Up Food Village. The event site also gives visitors the option of 8 festival bars, 12 food trucks as well as onsite eateries and pubs.

In addition, the #freefunseeker pass provides access to the Village Pier Rock Stage where South African musicians the Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters, Hinds Brothers and Phil Moffet, among others, will perform crowd favourites.

Invest in the #fuelyourfun tickets for another level of musical entertainment at the Carling Main Beach Stage. Here, South Africa’s biggest musical acts, including Koos Kombuis, Jack Parow, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Gangs of Ballet, Jack Hammer Band, Fokofpolisiekar, Tender Mavundla, Prime Circle and Freshly Ground, and more, will rock the four-day festival.

All bikes are welcome at the South Coast Bike Fest and entrance to the four-day event is free provided pre-registration for the #freefunseeker tickets is completed at www.quicket.co.za. Tickets to the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage are also available at www.quicket.co.za at a cost of R130 per day or R200 for the cocktail bar day pass. For a VIP four-day pass the cost is R360. Children under 12 enter free.

For more information, visit the website at www.southcoastbikefest.co.za or email info@southcoastbikefest.co.za.

Keep up to date on all the event happenings via:

Instagram: @southcoastbikefest

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Twitter: @southcoastbike1

Photo: Blake Gutzeit. (Future7Media)

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