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Checkpoint 1 moved to Sunset View Guest House Piggs Peak

CHECKPOINT 1 SUNSET VIEW GUEST HOUSE PIGGS PEAK We have moved the checkpoint at Piggs Peak around the corner to the Sunset View Guest House. Ian and Julie Blair the owners of the Guest House look forward to hosting this years Trans Afrika Bike Race riders at […]

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Cycling for 174 hours on a bike, Andrew Bradford hits the news

Andrew Bradford the 2nd place finisher of the 2015 Trans Afrika was interviewed by the Rosebank Killarney Gazette, follow the link to read the story. http://rosebankkillarneygazette.co.za/170911/cycling/

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Lanterne Rouge Kenny finishes

Kenny Fagan arrived at Eden on the Bay at 14H00, completing the race in 13 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes. Kenny has ridden the whole route 2805 kms on his own, only catching the other riders in Swaziland and Fouriesburg. Kenny has suffered the heat, head […]

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Day 12 Colin arrives

Day 12 Colin arrived at Eden on the bay at 10h24 completing the 2105 Trans Afrika in 12 Days, 5 Hours and 41 Minutes. 3rd place overall. It was a very chuffed Colin who arrived to cheers from his supporters. The sun was shining for the first […]

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Day 11 Andrew finishes

Day 11 Kenny left Aberdeen setting his sights on Prince Albert. The wind came up early and hit Kenny head on for the whole day. Kenny had ridden 20 hours the previous day and was looking at another 20-hour day today. Kenny’s bike has been giving him […]

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Day 10 Long day in the saddle

Day 10 Colin and Andrew arrived at Dennehof last night to a Prince Albert dinner of note supplied by Ria and Lindsey at the Dennehof Guest House. The boys had had a hard day on the bike battling the head winds first into Willomore then along the […]

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Day 9 Steffen wins in 8 days,19 hours and 28 mins

Day 9 and Steffen arrived at the finish of the 2015 Trans Afrika in Eden on the Bay in Blouberg at 00H12. Completing the race in 8 days 19 hours 28 minutes. Smashing the record. Steffen arrived in Calitzdorp at 00h01 the previous night and after being […]

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Day 8 the wind dropped

Day 8 and Steffen is closer to Cape Town than he was yesterday! Steffen arrived at 18h30 in Graaff Reinet and headed for Aberdeen arriving at approximately 21h30 last night. Steffen did not leave as early as he wanted to, most likely due to his host at […]

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Day 7 wind, roofs and scratches

Day 7 and the wind arrived with 25 to 30 knots of gusting horrible warm wind. The wind is countrywide and when we left Ladybrand the wind picked up and by the time we passed Steffen at Middleburg we were being blown off our feet. We caught […]

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Day 6 Colin and Andrew eat Moteng

Day 6 and we have the duo of Colin Anderson and Andrew Bradford summiting the Moteng Pass which they did in 5 hours 28 and 5 hours 21 respectively. The time was taken from the Fouriesburg Inn. We caught them at the base of the Pass and […]

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