News, news, news!

Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2008 MTN Panorama Tour. The race is now into its third year and continues to grow with support from you the rider and from our fantastic sponsors. You will have noticed that we have a title sponsor - MTN. This great South African company is committed to cycling in the country and has thrown its weight behind the Panorama Tour. So expect an even better experience in White River this year.

New local Mpumalanga radio station, MpowerFM will also be on hand to keep the region in touch with one of the most prestigious sports events in the province and of course, the Bicycling Peleton is starting to take shape. Casterbridge centre has also expanded in the last year with many more boutique shops and restaurants. A lot of the shops will be manning our water points and handing out the Powerade, pizzas and other delights to get you to the finish!

So, now onto the latest news....

Training Camp

Our annual training camp is Friday 28th March to Sunday 30th March. We will do the long stages over the weekend and all the relevant information can be found on the website. We hope to see many of you there familiarising yourselves with the route and your team tactics.

Bicycling MTN Fun Peleton

If you love to ride and be sociable, this is the group for you. The Bicycling Magazine/MTN Fun Peloton will start after all the seeded groups, and, with the exception of the last stage Time Trial, will all ride together, encouraging each other to each of the stage’s finish lines! Coffee and pancakes, your own back -up vehicle, this surely is the way to experience your first stage race. Get all the information by clicking the link on the website.

Partner Wanted?

See our new Partner Search facility on the website. Enter your details or check out the listings from other interested riders.

Entries close at the end of March

Don't miss out our closing deadline on 31st March. The event is pre-entry only as we have a lot of logistics to finalise in the final month before the race. Enter on the website and follow the prompts if you wish to pay by credit card or via any other method. Vat invoices are available.

Souvenir Jerseys

You will be able to order a souvenir jersey off the website which, after four tough days, you will have earned! The cost of the jersey is R350 inc vat and closing date for orders is 9th April. You will receive your jersey at registration.