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Freedom Challenge (Race Across South Africa)

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Location:
South Africa
Event type:
MTB Stage
Event dates:
4 Oct 2020 - 27 day event
± 18 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Chris Fisher
Email:
chris@freedomchallenge.org.za

Race Across South Africa

freedom challenge: race across south africa

The Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa: a non-stop 2150km race along the length of the Freedom Trail from Pietermaritzburg to Wellington along a wide variety of off-road terrain – dirt roads, farm roads and tracks, footpaths and animal tracks. Many of the trails retrace old historic wagon routes which are no longer in regular use. Apart from the riding, there are numerous portage sections where riders will have to hike, push and even carry their bikes. The route traverses six terrestrial biomes and the geography ranges from coastal to mountainous to semi-desert. Anticipated temperatures during June/July can range from 35 degrees Celcius down to minus 10 degrees Celcius

Since the route is not marked, riders need to navigate by means of maps, compass and narrative directions – the use of GPS devices during the race is not allowed and will lead to disqualification

Route Information

Distance:
2150km
Ascent:
33 000m

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