CCPP Group Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race postponed to September 2021

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa, Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 CCPP Group Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race has been postponed to the 23rd to the 25th September 2021.

The Dr Evil Classic is in its ninth year and is traditionally held each year in Plettenberg Bay in September. The event was voted one of the top five short distance stage races in the country by the South African cycling community on a Tread / Garmin survey in January 2020. It has sold out for the past six years, with 350 riders participating. A large percentage of these riders then often also do the CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast on the same weekend in September.

“It is after a great deal of thought and with a heavy hart that we have had to make this decision,” said the event owners, Leon Evans and Zandile Meneses. “It was our intention to run the event in September this year, and we had put plans in place to do so, but it has become apparent in our ongoing discussions with all role players that there is too much uncertainty as to whether to host the event during that time. The event has a great reputation for being generous in terms of value for money and rider experience and we cannot compromise on the quality or safety around the 2020 edition. The current reality is that the risk to go ahead in 2020 outweighs the option to postpone the event to 2021.”

The event owners value the entrants to date and would like to propose the options, listed below:

  1. Your fully paid entry can be transferred to the 2021 event at the 2020 rate.
  2. There will be no additional charge in 2021 for those who migrate their entries.
  3. Your entry can be sold and transferred to someone else, with no substitution fee charged – before the end of July 2021.
  4. A cash refund of 50% of your entry will be allowed.

Please contact us at by the end of July 2020 to confirm the option that you choose or if you have any questions. Read full release in the website blog section.


23 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

We are proud to introduce our new title partner CCPP Group and we are celebrating by giving you a R350 discount on MANUAL entries until the 31st March. Email for your manual form.

The Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race will be 9 years old this year and has become the best reason to head to the Garden Route on the Heritage day weekend. Each stage of the three-day event will be unique.


STAGE 1 - Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Day 1 strikes a fine balance of single track and jeep track in mountain bike heaven. The first stage leaves from Plett Game Reserve with wildlife such as zebras, wildebeest and even elephants on view from the bike, then you head out for a scenic 70km mountain ride.

Stage 2 - Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate

Day 2 is a distance is 45.3km (884m elevation), in order for riders also doing the Lions Karoo to Coast to save their legs. It starts at Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate and is mostly made up of indigenous and plantation forest.

Stage 3 - Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm

Day 3 is a distance of 51km (789m elevation). starting at Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm with its renowned network of single track along a coastline which forms part of the Robberg Coastal Corridor. Riders will enjoy a day of riding with magnificent coastal views, fynbos as well as some superb single track action.
Jetline Action Photography Captured the 2019 event.
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