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Freedom Challenge (Race Across SA)

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Location:
South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
5 Jun 2018 - 26 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
Freedom Challenge
Race Director:
Email:
meryl@freedomchallenge.org.za

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THE FREEDOM CHALLENGE

2300 km MOUNTAIN BIKE race, non stop with limited support, starting in Pietermaritzburg in mid-June every year and following South Africa’s Freedom Trail to end in Wellington outside Cape Town

Weather conditions

Cold

Season: Winter

Route Information

Distance:
2300km
Ascent:

Terrain

Everything

Technical Rating: 10

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R27200 to

Entry pp R27200 The entry fee is R27200 (NO VAT) and includes: Pre-Race dinner and accommodation in Pietermaritzburg;  Food and accommodation at each of the 25 support stations along the route; Sponsored products for use during the race; Downloadable map set and narratives: 1:50 000 topographical map sheets of the Freedom Trail plus accompanying narrative descriptions for download; Participants race top – technical fleece garment; Finisher’s blanket; Pizza at the end.

Race reviews

http://freedom.inky3d.com/
After some experience in riding with backpacks, we know that the best thing to do is to pack as light as possible.

Previously, on our trips through the Alps, we managed to keep our backpacks fairly light. But that was in summer conditions, with pastry shops and gelato cafes along the way. This is winter, in rural South Africa.

- See more at: http://freedom.inky3d.com/#sthash.KTcMrW51.dpuf
http://mg.co.za/multimedia/2010-02-04-extreme-endurance-the-freedom-challenge
Mike Roy shares his photos and experiences from one of South Africa’s most extreme endurance events, the Freedom Challenge. The annual ride sees competitors aim to complete 2300km in 26 days during the harsh conditions of mid-winter through some of SA's most secluded spots.

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