How fit do I need to be?
The 390km and 270km ride are a long way and a solid base of fitness is required. We strongly suggest that you chat to Cliff Wills (email firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your level of fitness and which ride is best for you.
How fast will be be riding?
It is an essential part of this event that it is a ride and not a race. Every ride will have a group leader who’s job it is to set the pace and EVERY Rider is expected to ride at that pace. Riders that insist on racing ahead will be taken off the ride. Anyone battling at any stage (and this is not uncommon) can opt to get into one of the sweep vehicles for a while.
Guide ride paces are available on each route page on this website. These are provisional suggested paces for each group.
Please note that we reserve thew right to alter these paces depending on the weather conditions on the day (wind, rain, heat) and even, if necessary, alter the routes and distances for your safety.
What does it cost?
There is no entry fee as such, but you will need to make a participation donation that covers the cost of your accommodation, dinner and breakfast, your kit, the costs of the support vehicles and all other organisational fees.
Then, over and above the participation donation, you MUST meet your obligations as a fundraiser for uBhejaneX. Every rider must try to raise at least R5000 each – that is the whole point of this challenge.
All the one day rides are R2000.00 and three day ride is R3200.00
Nutrition and hydration
Everyone has different preferences for food on a long ride and what they drink, so plan accordingly. We will have fixed watering points every 30km or 2 hours along the way where you can get fresh water and some basic food. Any specific food and fluid intake needs should be provided by yourself. It is your responsibility to make sure your food and drink is packaged in a soft cool bag and placed in the correct vehicle at the start of the days ride.