Race Across South Africa 2017 – Mountain bike challenge
Shaun Tischendorf from Ingerop South Africa Durban, a mountain bike cyclist from Toti, completed in July his first Freedom Challenge – Race Across South Africa taking him 21 days and 10 hours.

The Race Across Africa, an event organized by the Freedom Challenge every year, is a 2300km, non-stop, self-navigated mountain bike race starting in Pietermaritzburg KZN and ending in Wellington near Cape Town.

Riders are allowed a maximum of 26 days to complete the ride and are required to be self-sufficient and carry all their personal belongings with them.

Shaun, who has been riding for over 10 years and was one of the few 45 riders this year to complete RASA, said:

“The high points of the ride was the wonderful scenery of our country and the complete isolation one has from civilization. The low points was the extreme cold, sometimes reaching -15°C where water bottles completely froze up.”


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