The Lion King of South African Mountain Biking. After playing on skinny tires since his last years at school, Erik experienced mountain biking at the Cape Epic in 2007 and since then fell in love with playing in the dirt. Now he forms part of the Topeak Ergon Racing team managed from Germany and while team duties require him to look after team leaders, Alban Lakata and Kristian Hynek in some big stages races around the world, a major focus will still be to compete in the healthy racing calendar in his home country.


Race Calendar 2017

January
Fairview Attakwas
21
National XCM1: Grabouw
28
February
Tankwa Trek
10-12
March
Tour of Good Hope
6-10
CT Cycle Tour Road
12
Songo Champions Race
15
Absa Cape Epic
19-26
April
Cederberg 100-Miler
23
Thirsti Extreme
28-30
May
Gravel & Grape
5-7
Tour de Braai
8-12
SA XCM Champs Cascades
21
June
Canyon Rhein Hunsruck MTB (GER)
18
World Champs (GER)
25
July
Trans Alps (AUT, SUI, ITA)
16-22
August
Offroad Finnmark (NOR)
2-6
Grand Raid (SUI)
19
National Park Marathon (SUI)
26
September
Skaidi Extreme (NOR)
2
York Enduro
14-17
Isuzu 3-Towers
29-1
October
Berg & Bush
6-8
Cape Pioneer Trek
15-21
November
Wines2Whales
10-12
December  
Origin of Trails
2-3