The Freedom Challenge

The Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa is an "unsupported" non-stage mountain bike race of approximately 2,300 km across South Africa. While recent winners have won in around 11 days, the race cut-off is 26 days. The race starts in Pietermaritzburg in early-to-mid-June, and ends in Paarl near Cape Town. Temperatures are known to drop as low as minus-10 deg. Celsius. While there are periodic "support stations" which will feed and accommodate riders should they require, the race is unsupported in the sense that riders must carry their own clothing and equipment, are responsible for their own maintenance and navigation (without the aid of GPS), and there are no marshalls or safety officials on the course (Race monitoring is done by satellite tracking). Estimates of cumulative ascent are around 37,000 metres, and the highest point on the route is approximately 2,700 metres above sea level. See the following link for an introductory slideshow by Mike Roy - http://mg.co.za/multimedia/2010-02-04-extreme-endurance-the-freedom-challenge

Friday, 15 June 2012

An Assortment of Freedom Challenge YouTube Links


Merrell Adventure Addicts 2011 Freedom Challenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfm_9Od0Efc

Freedom Challenge 2005

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz-S7tf5MX4

Various Freedom Challenge Video Clips

http://www.youtube.com/user/freedomchallengesa?feature=results_main







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