WATCH: Is There A Place For E-Bikes At Stage Races?

by | Oct 31, 2023 | Wines2Whales 2023, Bike, Bike Events & Racing, Bike Reviews, E-Bikes, Event Experience, Events, Featured

SPOILER ALERT: We had so much fun on the eebs at FNB Wines2Whales that there could be only one answer. Press play if you aren’t convinced.

E-Bikes and stage racing… It’s a hot topic that’s done the rounds a lot lately. This category is definitely growing in popularity, but to see for ourselves, WILD AIR Founder Doug Bird teamed up with Taryn Henstock, Cycle Lab’s Marketing Manager to experience it all firsthand on board Scott Strike e-Ride 940 EVOs, at the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage event.

“It opens up stage races to people in high-pressure jobs”

Taryn Henstock

Riding E-Bikes at FNB Wines2Whales

“The FNB Wines2Whales 2023 SwitchBack was Outstanding. I would say that my conclusion is that e-bikes definitely belong at stage races. It is only going to be a continually growing category,” says Doug Bird as he holds his medal after the final stage of the race. 

“What an e-bike does for this kind of riding is it turns the whole landscape into a playground”. 

Taryn Henstock

For more intel on what happened at FNB Wines2Whales this year, check out our event’s page here

Riding E-Bikes At Fnb Wines2Whales 2023 Switchback
Doug and Taryn Celebrating their completion of the 2023 FNB Wines2Whales SwitchBack

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