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Tim James' Up-ride Diary

Updated: 5 days ago


Day 19: Centocow to The Oaks in Byrne | 19 June | 93km | 3008m


Tim's voicenote 19 June part 1

Tim's voicenote 19 June part 2



 

Day 18: Two Springs to Centocow | 18 June | 78km | 1614m


Tim's voicenote 18 June


 

Day 17: Malekholonyane to Two Springs | 17 June 2024 | 101km | 2580m


Tim's voicenote 17 June



 

Day 16: Tenahead to Malekholonyane | 16 June 2024 | 101km | 2580m


Tim's voicenote 16 June

 

Tim's voicenote 16 June contin


 

Day 15: Chesneywold to `tenahead | 15 June 2024 | 101km | 2580m


Tim's voicenote 15 June


 

Day 14: Moordenaarspoort to Chesneywold | 14 June 2024 | 93km | 2485m


Tim's voicenote 14 June

Tim James is 1542 km down on his double up, back to back, there and back Race Across South Africa (RASA). The temps have been chilly and the wind has not been at his back as he makes his way from the finish line to the start line of RASA.


 Tim is raising money for the Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund, where new opportunities for education are offered to scholars along the Mehlodeng portion of the Freedom Trail.


 Today Tim rode 93 km with 2485m of ascent on his single speed. He is sleeping at Chesney-wold farm tonight, being hosted by the wonderful Minki and her daughter Coreen.



 

Day 13: Brosterlea to Moordenaarspoort | 13 June 2024 | 88km | 954m


Tim's voicenote 13 June

 

Day 12: Hofmeyr to Brosterlea | 12 June 2024 | 153km | 2286m


Tim's voicenote 12 June


 

Day 11: Groenfontein to Hofmeyr | 11 June 2024 | 101km | 834m


Tim's Voicenote 11 June


 

Day 10: Struishoek to Groenfontein | 10 June 2024 | 99km | 1852m


Tim's voicenote 10 June


 

Day 9: Toekomst to Struishoek | 9 June 2024 | 96km | 1354m


Tim's voicenote 9 June

 

Day 8: Steytlerville to Toekomst | 8 June 2024 | 98km | 810m


Tim's voicenote 8 June


 

Day 7: Willowmore to Steytlerville | 7 June 2024


Tim's Voicenote 7 June 2024

 

Day 6: Prince Albert to Willowmore | 6 June 2024


Day 6 - Tim's voicenote


 

Day 5: Kroo Lodge to Prince Albert | 5 June 2024


Day 5 - Tim's voicenote

 

Day 4: Anysberg to Kroo Lodge (near Laingsburg) | 3 June 2024


Day 4 - Tim's voicenote


 

Day 2: Trouthaven to Montagu | 148km | 1100m | 2 June 2024


Day 2 Trouthaven to Montagu


 

Day 1: Wellington to Trouthaven | 76km | 980m | 1 June 2024


Day 1 Wellington to Trouthaven


 

The Departure.


Tim was joined by a few friends and freedom fans for a relaxed lunch at Diemersfontein before setting off at 13h30 on 1 June 2024. Mark Basel rode the first day with Tim to Troutahven.






 

For most people completing Freedom Challenge RASA once in a lifetime is a remarkable achievement. Tim James has already done this 10 times, winning the event 3 times and is the current single-speed record holder. He has more blankets than anyone else.

 

This year Tim is taking crazy to another whole new level! He will be departing Diemersfontein on 1 June 2024 and riding the entire Freedom Trail route in reverse before sleeping one night in PMB and then hopping back on his bike to complete RASA 2024. All this on a SINGLE SPEED bike!

 

Tim has set himself an ambitious target of completing the entire ride in the month of June... 30 days to ride the Freedom Trail twice. It takes some people 26 days to do it once. We will be watching his dot with great interest and hopefully raising some good funds for the Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund through this initiative. All bets are open!

 

GOOD LUCK TIM!


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