MTN is currently running a promotion where you can win a once in a lifetime trip to the Milan-San Remo Spring Classic! This cycling race is a 298km long, one day professional event that has been in operation since 1907. The race results contribute towards the UCI world ranking and until 2007 it was part of the UCI pro tour. Often called the Sprinter’s Classic, this race is the longest professional one day race. This race is renowned for being an action packed event, sure to provide tons of fun and entertainment.

Winners of the Mtn Breakaway Experience will join Africa’s only pro-continental cycling team on the trip to Italy and will ride along in the team car and get an authentic experience in the life of international pro-cyclists! Mtn’s team Qhubeka, powered by Samsung rider and captain, Gerald Ciolek who actually won the race this year!

Team Qubeka is an organisation that helps people by donating bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, academic results or the environment. Inspired by the belief that having a bicycle can change a life by increasing the distance a person can travel, where they can go, how fast they can move and what they can take with them. To date, more than 40,000 bikes have been distributed by this inspiring organisation – an overwhelming accomplishment. Team Qubeka competes in the race to build exposure for their initiatives and inspire potential athletes within the community of bike recipients. A child’s commute to school is 75% faster with a bike; a bike increases a person’s carrying capacity by 5 times; a healthcare worker can visit more than double the amount of patients per day with a bike; marks improve on average by 25% for children who ride a bike to school; and schools where children ride bikes see attendance rates rise by an average of 17%. These facts all illustrate how impactful this initiative is in the community and show that their organisation is bound to experience explosive growth in the future. Team Qubeka is truly an inspiration to every South African to do their part for the greater good of the community.

The prize is valued at around R250, 000 and includes an international trip to watch the Milan – Sam Remo Cycling event in Italy for the winner and their partner during 14 March 2014 until 16 March 2014, breakfast, lunch and dinner, economy class return flights, two nights hotel accommodation, a gift bag valued at R15, 000, a tour of the team facilities, dinner with the team and VIP hospitality during and after the race! Mtn are renowned for their exceptional hospitality and winners are sure of a luxurious break from everyday life! Cycling enthusiasts can look forward to learning all about the team and all about how professional racing works!

Mtn is one of the largest and well established networks in South Africa and host numerous events throughout the year. This promotion is guaranteed to be a hit, so make sure you enter! Whether you love cycling or not, everyone loves a trip to overseas!

This competition runs from 29 June 2013 until 31 October 2013. You must be 18 years or older to enter, and must be either South African or have permanent residence in South Africa. The prize winner will be randomly selected and will be announced at the 94.7 cycle race at the Mtn stall, on November 24th 2013 and the winners will be called and notified.

To enter, you simply need to purchase a 1GB or larger Mtn internet bundle and sms your name and cell phone number to 45003, and if you buy more, you better your chances of winning! Cycling fanatics, on your marks, get set, GO!! …and get your entries in!!!