The 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek starts on Sunday the 16th of October at 10:00. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

The elite racing action will be live tweeted by ex-pro mountain biker Oliver Munnik. Munnik’s infectious enthusiasm is shaped by his personal experiences racing the Cape Pioneer Trek, and countless other South African mountain bike events, so expect insightful and captivating blow-by-blow updates on the Cape Pioneer Trek’s Twitter handle: @CapePioneerTrek.

The Cape Pioneer Trek will once again start with a prologue along the trails and urban paths of Mossel Bay. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

The considerable photographic talents of Zoon Cronje and the Oakpics photographers will be on hand throughout the 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek to capture the race in all its visual splendour. Cronje will be shooting the leaders as they race for UCI points, prize money and bragging rights. While further back in the field the Oakpics photographers will be focusing on capturing the emotion and human struggles playing out on the trails of the Cape Pioneer Trek. You can view the fruits of their labour, uploaded daily, on the race’s Facebook page: Cape Pioneer Trek.

The 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek will once again boast comprehensive media coverage. Photo by Ewald Sadie

Capturing the 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek in the glory of high definition will be the Bigshot Media television production crew. The Cape Pioneer Trek will once again be showcased in a 52 minute SuperSport production and an insert on SuperCycling. But if you’re following the race from home you won’t have to wait for the shows to air on SuperSport, you can watch the daily racing highlight videos on the Cape Pioneer Trek’s Facebook and Twitter pages and catch the daily, light-hearted, “rider highlights” on Facebook.

Join the conversation by including #CPT2016 or #racewithsoul in your social media posts during the Cape Pioneer Trek. Photo by:

The Cape Pioneer Trek will also be broadcasting live from the finish venues three times during the 2016 race. The live Pioneer Spirit wrap-up shows will showcase the beautiful areas the race visits, focus on the elite racing, talk to some of the event’s biggest personalities and highlight why the Cape Pioneer Trek is known as the Race with Soul. The Pioneer Spirit chat shows will be broadcast live from at 18:15 on Monday the 17th, Wednesday the 19th and Friday the 21st of October.

You can also read about the Cape Pioneer Trek right here, on Bike Hub. The news reports will be published daily along with a full update of the results from the racing categories.

Watch the Pioneer Spirit wrap-up show live on from 18:15 on Monday evening.

If you’d like to join in the conversation you can do so on your favourite social media platform by including the official Cape Pioneer hashtags, #CPT2016 and #racewithsoul, in your post, tweet or photo. And keep an eye out for the daily, stage-specific hashtags, which highlight the spectacular new route.