Freedom Challenge Race Rules

 

The Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa is a non-stop unsupported mountain bike race starting in Pietermaritzburg and ending in Wellington, outside Cape Town. The Freedom Challenge Race to Rhodes is a non-stop, unsupported mountain bike race starting in Pietermaritzburg and ending in Rhodes. The rules set out below apply to both races, unless otherwise stated.

 

RACE GOAL

 

The object of the Freedom Challenge is for participants to complete the route in the shortest possible time under their own power and without the aid of others.

To that end, the rules set out below will govern the Race Across South Africa and Race to Rhodes.

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Midnight wrap on Tuesday 22 June
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 00:24

BOS TELEGRAPH News of the 2011 Freedom Challenge brought to you by Bos Iced Tea

 

Here is a brief wrap of who is where along the race trail as well as where they stand in the overall scheme of things at Midnight on Tuesday:

 

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Strong winds whip riders in the Stormber
Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:57

BOS TELEGRAPH - Fresh news from the 2011 Freedom Challenge

News release
Rhodes, Eastern Cape
Sunday19 June 2011


Snow and gale force winds have created difficult conditions for participants in the 2011 Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa, the 2300 km non-stop, unsupported expedition mountain bike race from Pietermaritzburg to Diemersonfontein Wine Estate, outside Cape Town and it is Everest conquerer Alex Harris who looks to be prevailing.

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Following the race...from your armchair
Sunday, 19 June 2011 12:14

I’m going to do my best to try and explain how to follow this race for Joe Public, because it’s confusing at times and the interest level seems to have peaked as most of the field has started.

Steven Burnett

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You too can Ride to Rhodes with YouTube
Sunday, 19 June 2011 09:37

Take a quick peak at some of the riding:

Baynesfield to Allendale
Allendale to Ntsikeni

Ntsikeni to Masakala

Masakala to Malekhalonyane

 
Freedom Challenge Intro - Merrell Adventure Addicts
Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:03

Merrell Adventure Addicts Tatum Prins and Graham Bird give an introduction to their Freedom Challenge Extreme Triathlon on YouTube

 
The Toughest Race In SA? - Bicycling
Sunday, 19 June 2011 07:54

The Race Across South Africa - not for the weak at heart, mind or body!

by Kirsten Curtis

Today's Big Question: Would you willingly take part in a non-stop, unassisted mountain bike race that is 2300km in distance and passes through some of the toughest terrain in South Africa, in the middle of winter?  read the article

 
Calm Before the Storm
Friday, 17 June 2011 10:33

Bos Telegraph
Malekhalonyane
Wednesday 15 June 2011

A window of good weather, sunshine, clear skies and a full moon have combined to provide for a good first week for the 2011 Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa, the 2300 km non-stop, unsupported expedition mountain bike race from Pietermaritzburg to Diemersonfontein Wine Estate, outside Cape Town.  More than half the field of 100 riders have left Pietermaritzburg in separate batches since Saturday.

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Extreme[ly] Good Cause
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:11

Before all the racing snakes get out of the proverbial blocks and the 2011 Freedom Challenge heats up (as the weather gets colder – see the forecast for snow in the Stormberg on Thursday 16/6 and Wed 23/6) we have time to  draw your attention to one of the innate qualities that all Freedom Challengers’ share (and  clearly it is not the ability to navigate)

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