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Trans Baviaans Repeating the Race Success

Conditions were still chilly, especially in the early morning hours, when leaving Willowmore and pedalling uphill towards the highest point of the route, at The Roof. Photo by Bruce Viaene The second event of the 2021 Trans Baviaans is dubbed the Repeat. While the Race attracts a more competitive field the Repeat blends racing with riding for the challenge, the ...

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Young Guns Upset Experienced Favourites in 2021 Trans Baviaans

Wintergreen-Ciovita Barrier Breakers’s Elrika Harmzen-Pretorius (left) and Leone Verster (right) celebrate their 2021 Trans Baviaans title. Photo by Peter Kirk Media. The 2021 Trans Baviaans was held in unusual conditions, imposed by Covid-19 restrictions, and in difficult weather; on Saturday, 28 August. Teams were able to start, in self-seeded start times, from 05h00 in order to beat the 22h00 curfew. ...

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Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The 17thedition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Raceand Repeatwill take place on Saturday the 15thand Saturday the 22thof August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entries to the iconic events will open on the ...

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Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

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

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

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

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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