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Company founding principles are what keep me doing Cape Epic - Mr Price chair

20 October 2021 8:04 PM
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The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Mountain biking
Mr Price
Absa Cape Epic
cape epic
cycle race
Nigel Payne
Mr Price Group
Vukile Property Fund

The Money Show chats to Nigel Payne (Chairperson, Mr Price Group and Vukile Property Fund) during his 7th Absa Cape Epic race.
Riders wind their way down dusty farm tracks around Tulbagh during Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic on 14 March 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

The Absa Cape Epic is known far and wide as the the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world.

The 2021 edition is currently underway and one of the participants is Nigel Payne, chairperson of the Mr Price Group and Vukile Property Fund.

The avid endurance athlete is doing his seventh Cape Epic as a member of Team Absa, together with his brother Adrian.

In fact, up to now they have been the oldest brothers in the event every year since 2015.

Bruce Whitfield catches up with Payne on The Money Show.

What a privilege to be able to do it with my brother, as the second-oldest team in this year's event.

Nigel Payne, Chair - Mr Price Group and Vukile Property Fund

What keeps him doing the gruelling race year after year?

To explain his drive, Payne reaches for the founding principles of Mr Price which are passion and partnership.

The passion to do stuff together with my brother... and looking at partnership: The Absa Cape Epic is the top-rated mountain bike race for professionals in the world!

Nigel Payne, Chair - Mr Price Group and Vukile Property Fund

It's the same category as Tour de France is for road cycling, so all the international pros come here but then they let amateurs like Adrian and me come and do it... about half of the field are foreigners.

Nigel Payne, Chair - Mr Price Group and Vukile Property Fund

Then to see the partnership between the landowners, the organisers, the ambulance crew... the other sponsors... the people cheering on the side of the road, really makes me proudly South African.

Nigel Payne, Chair - Mr Price Group and Vukile Property Fund

Payne says at this stage he and his brother are riding to have fun.

"We've taken well over 200 photographs en route as we're riding."

Listen to Payne describe how they approach the Cape Epic now that they are in their sixties:




20 October 2021 8:04 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Mountain biking
Mr Price
Absa Cape Epic
cape epic
cycle race
Nigel Payne
Mr Price Group
Vukile Property Fund

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