THE KNYSNA BULL
A four- day stage race in Knysna, with the quirk that the first day is a town- based prologue past suburban lawns and through shopping centres, with a sprint finish along the famous lagoon.
LAST YEAR’S EVENT
‘The Bull’ was held for the first time in 2017. Each day started in a different part of Knysna, with all routes finishing at Thesen Island. Highlights were definitely the elephants watching us start at the Knysna Elephant Park, and the incredible trails through Harkerville on Day 3. From a racing perspective, this was a mellow effort, with five of us riding together for the three days.
WHY DO IT?
The prologue is special (especially the last twist into a parking garage, when you’re racing your chums and the cheeky buggers have done a recce without you and send you out the wrong exit). No tents required; you set up ‘camp’ in your favourite B& B or hotel. For serious racers, it's perfectly timed to stretch the legs ahead of the Absa Cape Epic.