THE ORGANISERS


“THE ROCK” is organised by Darren Herbst and Wynand de Villiers. These two individuals have more than 20 years’ experience in presenting cycling events.
As Hero Adventures, owned and managed by Herbst, and De Villiers Cycling Events, managed by De Villiers, they have made the decision to combine their efforts to establish Paarl’s biggest mountain-bike stage race.
They both live and work in Paarl and their creations in the South African cycling scene include the Winelands Encounter, Waterberg Encounter, Paarl MTB Classic and Tour of Good Hope.
Herbst’s field of expertise is race management, trail building and the establishment of mountain bike parks, which he has done successfully under the Hero brand at Rhebokskloof, Spice Route and Malmesbury.
As a premier event activation company, De Villiers Cycling Events provides sponsors and stakeholders with impeccable value for money on their investment. Over the past 20 years, De Villiers has created some of the biggest and most diverse cycling events in South Africa.
The next chapter of this dynamic duo’s path in the sport has seen “THE ROCK” become a household name for mountain-bikers in the Boland.
De Villiers and Herbst have been at the forefront of adventure sports organisation for the past 20 years and have noticed some drastic the changes in the cycling and running industry.
“THE ROCK” offers no frills, no fuss… just great trails, tough racing, wonderful camaraderie, and great hospitality – without the hefty price tag.
To contact Wynand de Villiers email devillierscycling@mweb.co.za
To contact Herbst email darren@hero-adventures.co.za