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FQM 1Zambia MTB Race

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Event type:
MTB Stage
Event dates:
3 Jun 2022 - 3 day event
± 18 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Flying Eagle Events Ltd
Race Director:

First Quantum Minerals 1Zambia MTB Race

The FQM 1Zambia MTB is one wild African mountain bike stage race.  Riders navigate 250km of scenic terrain while passing through rolling hills, ancient brachystegia forests and crystal clear streams for a magnificent finish on the mighty Zambezi River.  The route is brimming with unexplored routes in the African bush and a chance to appreciate nature in absolute solitude.  Added all together, the FQM 1Zambia MTB is definitely a unique experience in the African mountain bike scene.

Teams of 2 take on a 3 day mountain bike stage race following hilly village footpaths and remote escarpment jeep tracks via GPS through rural tribal bushland for a truly African finish on the banks of the Zambezi River. We are targeting all mountain bike enthusiasts with a taste for fresh adventure and the unknown!

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Technical Rating: 7

Race reviews
For the foreign riders they will definitely remember the 1Zambia as a wild ride with many many kilometers of unmanicured single track taking them through areas that are really remote and the sense of isolation out there is real and does heighten your senses....[read more]
Check out the cool picture story by Craig McKune....
You have to watch all the YouTube highlights videos of Days 1-3 produced by Dropkick Media!
“The trip to Zambia to ride the FNB 1ZAMBIA MTB was truly memorable and will definitely remain as a highlight amongst all my adventure travels and experiences, I will be back.” – Adrian Saffy
Renay Groustra - AKA "Tablemountainbiker" reviews his FNB 1ZMTB experience in the mixed category with his partner Amy Burton

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