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The Grit Colin Mayer Tour at Uniciti
11 April 2018
The Grit Colin Mayer Tour at Uniciti

After a successful and special second edition, the 2018 edition of the Grit Colin Mayer Tour at Uniciti promises its load of excitement and new happenings. This major cycling event is getting ready to welcome riders from all over the world. A unique path has been designed for a unique experience blended in diversity and wild beauty of the Medine landscape, as well as a fantastic and lively race-village atmosphere within SPARC, Uniciti’s brand new sports centre. The event will uncover amazing scenery for a truly magical tropical mountain biking experience. Its magic lies in the simple combination of exciting diverse trails and passionate people from the local biking community.

The Colin Mayer Tour is a Non Profit Event and organised in collaboration with the FMC (Mauritius Cycling Federation) and the MMTBC (Mauritius Mountain Biking Commission). Remaining funds shall be donated to the FMC.


Race Background; who was Colin Mayer?

Colin was a legendary sportsperson in Mauritius who started cycling at the age of 30 and was especially known for his talent and passion on the bike. He took up cycling with a level of professionalism and dedication that re-invigorated the sport in Mauritius and converted many people to cycling. His name brings credibility to the race and keeps “the legend” alive.



The Route

Departing from SPARC, at the heart of Uniciti, riders will this year have the privilege to ride through the safari sceneries of Casela and have access to new unexplored routes, traced for the occasion on Yemen lands, through our partnership with the Medine Group

1st Stage 65km: The Casela Safari Challenge

2nd Stage 75km: The Uniciti Cross Country

3rd Stage 45km: The SPARC Ultimate Pursuit


Sun Kids Bike Race:

Our objective this year is to ensure that The Grit Colin Mayer Tour at Uniciti event has something for everyone. Following last year’s success the Kids Bike race is back again now sponsored by Sun Resorts. There will be 2 mixed terrain races: a 6km race for the smaller children aged 6-7, 8-10 years and the 12km race for the ages 11- 13 years, and the kids can be accompanied by a parent.

All efforts deserve compensation; after their race and prize giving ceremony, the kids can enjoy the gifts and goodies provided by the Sun Kids village at SPARC.


SPARC Race Village

Due to the rising popularity of the event, SPARC, the new sports centre located at the heart of Uniciti will this year be hosting our race village; this move comes with the growing popularity of the event. A larger space which can accommodate more spectators, but also provide more opportunity for entertainment, top class facilities, extra parking and facilitating the access to the Medine property.

The village will also accommodate for the families coming to enjoy the ambiance and the competition with a kids area this year proudly Sponsored by SUN KIDS and food and beverage services.


Registration and Fees

Registration is now open; riders can register through the Grit Colin Mayer Tour website on Riders will need to register soon, as there are limitations to the amount of registrations per race. Entries will close on the 5th of September 2018

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