Absa Cape Epic Mission


The Absa Cape Epic, often dubbed 'Un-tameable', is a 600+ km beast of an MTB race. It includes 8 stages over 8 days and 50,853' (15,500m) of climbing through the western cape of South Africa. 

For 2020, the biggest stage of the race is Stage 5 with 9,350’ (2,850m) and 53miles (85km). This is tough for most riders as a single-day event. How do you think that would feel after four long days in the saddle? We’ve made it a little easier for you to complete over an entire month.

The Cape Epic mission is the first MTB mission in Zwift ever. This means that you’ll have to ride the Scott Spark RC MTB for your efforts to count. 

Hop on the Scott Spark RC MTB and head for the hills! Ascend 9,350’ (2,850m), the same as Stage 5, to complete the Mission and be entered to win the real-life zebra-inspired custom-painted Scott Spark RC and unlock the zebra-inspired paint scheme for the Spark RC in game. (Once you sign up for the Mission, you will have the option to ride it.)


  • Complete the mission and be entered into the drawing to win the zebra-inspired custom-painted Scott Spark RC bike.
  • Official rules here

**Note: the image is a representation of what the bike will look like with paint applied. The components shown will differ from the prize bike. The prize bike will have Sram XO1 or XT level components and alloy wheels.


  • Riders who complete the mission will unlock
    • The zebra-inspired paint scheme for the Scott Spark RC* 
    • 100,000 Drops

*To apply the paint, you will need to own the Scott Spark RC. You can unlock this bike from the Dropshop


Missions are fun challenges designed to put you to the test. Special rewards await those who complete them, and this one is no different. Any mile or meter ridden in Zwift counts towards your mission progress. Join climbing-focused events for maximum impact. Can you tackle the climbing of Stage 5 of the Absa Cape Epic? Only one way to find out.

Here’s how to join:

  • Log in to Zwift. To be eligible for prizes, you must opt-in for this Mission via a Windows, Android or Mac device. You may complete the Mission via an iOS device, however, opt-ins to participate for the prize via iOS are not permitted.
  • The Mission will appear in the top left of the start screen.
  • Select “Let's do this!” and you’re all set.
  • Once you're signed up, this is what you're screen will look like.
  • Make sure to have the Scott Spark RC equiped for your act
  • Look for hilly routes and community group events to help you complete the mission.
  • You'll be notified in-game and by email when you have completed the mission.

About the Cape Epic:

The Absa Cape Epic, often dubbed 'Un-tameable', is a 600km+ beast of a Mountain Bike race. It has 8 stages over 8 days covering over 16,000m of climbing around the western cape of South Africa.  Kevin founded the Cape Epic at a time when mountain biking in South Africa was in its infancy. Since then, it’s become the most televised mountain bike race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classified as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This official UCI status makes it a highlight on any Mountain Bikers calendar.