This past weekend was the Trans Baviaans MTB endurence race from Willowmore to Jeffreys Bay. Amy of On the Beach Guest House
in JBay sent us these great all-action photographs of the event to share with our blog readers.
Starting in Willowmore the Trans Baviaans route wound through exquisite mountain ranges, right into the heart of the magnificent Baviaanskloof.
As one of South Africa’s premier mountain biking events, this annual mountain bike marathon creates the perfect combination of extremely challenging cycling amongst spectacular scenery, all in a team format. Since its start in 2004 it has been growing year on year, deserving its place on many mountain bikers’ wish list.
Not only do the surroundings contribute to its uniqueness, but the fact that it offers a great deal of support during the race. The event is also unique as the entire route is unmarked and tests the orientation skills of each rider. This ensures team work amongst everyone and brings out a camaraderie, making it an unforgettable experience. Teams have to check in and out at the checkpoints strategically placed on route, so we can trace their whereabouts. The late start (10:00) forces all the riders (even the frontrunners) to use lights for night time riding, for some this will be a much larger portion of their ride than for others – truly a test of character and endurance.
If you missed this event, start preparing and planning for next year’s!
(Copy and images from EcoBound MTB Events. Used with permission)
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