Terms & Conditions

Prizes:

Main Prize: 2018 Absa Cape Epic Team Entry plus kit and support

Virgin Active members stand a chance to win a team entry into the 2018 Absa Cape Epic cycling race:

Registration and Qualification for the lucky draw

  • This competition is only open to Virgin Active members who have taken up Virgin Active membership in South Africa, Namibia or Botswana and who reside in one of these countries.
  • In order to Register for the Virgin Active Epic Battle, the Virgin Active member will need to :
    • Step 1. Create a Profile on the Virgin Active Epic Battle Website linking your Strava account to track your rides virginactiveepicbattle.co.za
    • Step 2. Choose your riding buddy
    • Step 3. Complete all 6 challenges over 5 weeks to get an entry into the draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to Cape Town to take part in an Epic Battle on indoor cycling bikes. 3 lucky draw winners and their selected riding buddy will compete against one another at the Absa Cape Epic 2017 grand finale on the finish line in the Epic Battle.
    • Step 4. There will be 1 winning team out of the 3 teams from the Epic Battle who will be Crowned the Champion of the Virgin Active Epic Battle and will win a 2018 Absa Cape Epic Team Entry.
  • Members will need to complete all 6 challenges over 5 consecutive weeks to get an entry into the draw
    • Go for Speed - Do 1 ride for at least 1 hour with an average speed of 23 km/h
    • Go for One Hundred (once-off distance) - Do a 100km ride
    • Go for Total Elevation (once-off elevation) - Do at least 1 Ride with an elevation exceeding 1,000m
    • Go for Total Distance (Weekly total distance) - Do at least 300 km for the week
    • Go for Altitude (Weekly total elevation) - Total elevation for the week of at least 3500m
    • Go There - if you haven’t already, become a Virgin Active Member (virginactive.co.za) and sign up on myvirginactive.co.za & connect your tracking device.
  • Weekly challenges start on Thursdays at 00:00 from 19 January 2017 to 22 February 2017
  • Each challenge must to be completed in the allocated week and can be retrospectively uploaded if you have a Strava Account and device to track your activities
  • All registered entrants to the Virgin Active Epic Battle will be entered into an additional lucky draw for great cycling hampers
  • All registered entrants to the Virgin Active Epic Battle will be eligible for discount offer from our partners and the Virgin Active Epic Battle confirmation mail will serve as your proof for the discount and will provide you with the details on the discount voucher redemption.
    • 15 % off of selected Suunto devices. Please forward your confirmation email and request to Chris@ultimo.co.za. (2 working days reply time)
    • 10% site wide discount Columbia Sport Wear. Limited to one per customer.
    • Special deals from Cycle Lab
  • Your ID number will be used to cross reference against the Virgin Active database for confirmation of being a Virgin Active member.
  • Qualifying Virgin Active members will be included in the draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to Cape Town to take part in the Epic Battle as a team at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic grand finale on the finish line with opportunity to compete to win a team entry into the 2018 Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race; a team consists of 2 people.

Competition Rules

  • Members wanting to enter this competition must complete the above challenges and register a profile on virginactiveepicbattle.co.za from 19 January to 22 February 2016 (both dates included).
  • Qualifying members will be chosen by means of a random lucky draw.
  • The entry is not transferable – you win, you ride.
  • The winning Virgin Active member can choose a non-Virgin Active member to partner with them in the race. The partner may not be under the age of 18 years. All non-members entries will be contacted by Virgin Active sales consultants with a view to selling them a Virgin Active membership.
  • All winners must be over the age of 18.
  • In order to qualify for the prize, the Virgin Active members’ membership account must be in good standing, i.e. not in arrears.
  • The winning member and their partner will be provided with Virgin Active cycling kit and winners are expected to wear this kit when doing the race.
  • Virgin Active and their affiliates are not responsible for any injury or damage to you or any other person while participating in the Absa Cape Epic event or any other activity leading up to the event.
  • All Virgin Active staff and their immediate family members will not be eligible to be entered into this lucky draw. The competition is also not open to directors, members, partners, agents, employees, promoters or consultants of the Absa Cape Epic or other sponsors or agencies involved in this promotion; and any spouse, life partner, parent or family member (including adopted or married), or any business partner or associate of a person mentioned above.
  • Winners must be prepared to have their photographs taken and for these to be used by Virgin Active and Absa Cape Epic.
  • Winning teams results will be published and made public.

2017 Absa Cape Epic Grand Finale, Epic Battle

  • Winning members and their partners who live outside of the Cape Town area will be provided with return flights to Cape Town and back to their home base in South Africa or Namibia or Botswana. Travel dates: 25 March 2017 travel to Cape Town; 26 March 2017 Depart from Cape Town
  • The winning members and their partners will be provided with Virgin Active cycling kit and winners are expected to wear this kit during the Grand Finale Epic Battle.
  • 1 nights accommodation will be provided for the member and their partner the day before the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Grande Finale .
  • This prize will include flights to and from Cape Town as well as car hire while in Cape Town if the winner is from a club outside of Cape Town. If the winner is Cape Town based, then the prize will include transport to and from the start and end of the race.
  • The lucky draw will take place on the 3rd of March 2017 and this process will be monitored by an independent auditor.
  • Winners will be contacted telephonically on the 3rd of March 2017.
  • Virgin Active will make all travel arrangements on behalf of the member and their partner to and from Cape Town once dates are agreed. Once agreed and booked, transport arrangements cannot be altered. Airline travel if applicable, will be economy class on airlines of Virgin Active’s choice
  • This prize is only valid for 2017 Absa Cape Epic Grand Finale Epic Battle and cannot be postponed to a future event.
  • Flight and accommodation bookings will be confirmed at latest 7 days prior to travel.
  • No transport to catch your flight and return home from the airport will be covered. No meals or drinks will be covered during transit.
  • The winners and their riding buddy will need to have the necessary travel documentation and visas to travels which is the responsibility of the winner as well as costs incurred.
  • Specific requests will be honored based on availability although room types will be allocated upon arrival.

2018 Absa Cape Epic Winning Team

  • The winning team at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Grand Finale Epic Battle will need to confirm their acceptance of the prize and that the winner and their team mate are available to race in the 2018 Absa Cape Epic in writing by 31 August 2017.
  • The members of winning team at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Grand Finale Epic Battle must race the 2018 Absa Cape Epic together. Normal Absa Cape Epic substitution rules apply.
  • All of Absa Cape Epics entrant’s terms and conditions apply.
  • The 2018 Absa Cape Epic Winning team will receive a standard Absa Cape Epic team entry. All addition expense are not included
  • The winning member and their partner will be provided with Virgin Active cycling kit and winners are expected to wear this kit during all stages of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic race.
  • The cost of transporting the winning teams’ bikes to and from the race will be included in the prize.
  • The entry is not transferable – you win, you ride.
  • This prize is only valid for Absa Cape Epic event in 2018 and cannot be postponed to a future event.
  • The winning member and their partner will have to provide their own mountain bikes, cycling helmets and cycling shoes.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or special package relating to the race.
  • Travelling persons must have a valid passport or SA ID for travel purposes and a valid driver’s license will be requested upon check in and in order to confirm bookings.
  • The prize may not be exchanged for cash.
  • This prize is not transferable to another person.
  • Virgin Active Head Office will make all travel arrangements on behalf of the member and their partner to and from Cape Town once dates are agreed. Once agreed and booked, transport arrangements cannot be altered. Airline travel if applicable, will be economy class on airlines of Virgin Active’s choice.