Tag Archives: Trans Baviaans

Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

The dense indigenous forests of Cambria, in the eastern part of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, feature spectacularly gnarled old trees. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. Combrink and De Vries best ...

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Records Tumble at the 2018 Trans Baviaans Race

Riding into the night, in the depth of the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve where light pollution is non-existent, is one of the highlights of the Trans Baviaans for the non-elite riders. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The 2018 Trans Baviaans Race, wrapped up with prize giving at the Fountains Mall on Sunday the 12thof August – but the racing action had concluded well over twelve hours earlier before the last light had faded over the Baviaanskloof. A consistent tail wind, smooth road conditions and a searing ride by DSV Pro Cycling ensured records tumbled throughout the ...

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Survive the Trans Baviaans with Extreme Lights

Many a rider’s first goal is to reach the top of the Mother of All Climbs before sunset. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The Trans Baviaans, 24 hour MTB Marathon, is rapidly approaching and while there is no time left for improving your fitness there is a great deal of preparation you can still do to ensure you have a successful ride. Drawing on Extreme Lights’ technical knowledge and their experience of completing a couple of Trans Baviaans races themselves here are a ...

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Elite Field Prepped to Break Trans Baviaans Record

The infamous MAC, or Mother of All Climbs, to Bergplaas will be slightly easier this year as Eastern Cape Parks has laid cement tracks up the climb. Photo by Jacques Marais/Pentax.

With the road conditions better than they have been in years and with a stacked field of elite riders, including three teams containing previous record holders, the 2017 Trans Baviaans could be the fastest yet. Now in its third year of the two event, over consecutive weekends, format the country’s top ultra-endurance mountain biking specialists have focused their attention on ...

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Posthumus and Wolhuter Victorious in Trans Baviaans Race 2

Mountain bikers take part in the annual TransBaviaans 2016 24hr MTB Race, from Willowmore to Jeffreys Bay through the Baviaanskloof Wilderness World Heritage Site, near Patensie, Eastern Cape, RSA

The second race of the 2016 Trans Baviaans again saw a PowerBar team emerge victorious. This time it was the Sport Scientist and professional mountain biker combination of Michael Posthumus and Chris Wolhuter who crossed the finish line, at the Fountains Mall in Jeffrey’s Bay, first. Despite the relatively slow first 100km to Check Point 2, at Geelhoutbos, Posthumus and ...

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