Green Hippo and DWR Distribution are excited to be sponsors of three industry competitors participating in this years’ Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush, a three-day event covering 210 kilometres. The mountain bike stage race which departs from the top of the Drakensberg escarpment near Harrismith and then drops down into Kwazulu-Natal, kicked off on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.

Guillaume Ducray from AV Unlimited, Richard Baker, a passionate Green Hippo user from LEDVision which forms part of the Gearhouse Group, Paul Newman of Lucidity and DWR’s Robert Izzett were determined to make this a competition to remember. It has to be said, that a certain lighting designer, Joshua Cutts, did ‘the chicken’ but we hope to see him next year.

These boys who love what they do and are leaders in both charisma and technical expertise, all met (excluding young Rob) some 25 years ago, and they are very serious about the cycle challenge at stake. Serious fun, serious humour, and good conversation all on a gorgeous and scenic trail.

The man who put the Green Hippo team together is Robert. “A great big thanks to Green Hippo who were quick to hop on board and sponsor the riding gear for this competition and also to DWR who have sponsored the riders,” said Rob. “We have chosen cool people, and it should be lots of fun. We were lucky that Paul was willing to step in for Joshua. He is the fittest of all of us by a long mile, and this may be the longest time he has ever been in the saddle for that distance. It’s a tough ride, but it’s a fantastic ride with fantastic people. I think it’s one of the nicest trails. It’s also a great way to introduce Guillaume to stage racing. It’s going to be a goodie.”

Duncan Riley of DWR says, “I think it’s really special that we can bring a good bunch of people together from different companies, and who are actually competitors. They are the stalwarts in the industry and just enjoy what they do. It’s going to be great, and we look forward to seeing the photos and video clips during the race. It’s going to be a laugh a minute.” We’re sure it was.