Trans Baviaans

26 02, 2024

100 Brave Souls to Take on the Trans Baviaans Repeat, Solo

By |2024-02-26T22:03:47+02:00February 26th, 2024|News|Comments Off on 100 Brave Souls to Take on the Trans Baviaans Repeat, Solo

The iconic Trans Baviaans celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2024. Racing from Willowmore, in the Karoo, to Jefferys Bay, on the South African East Coast, through the Baviaanskloof has remained a stern challenge throughout the last two decades; despite advancements in mountain bike technology. Due to the size of the challenge, which least we forget [...]

22 08, 2022

Muddy Repeat of the Trans Baviaans

By |2022-08-22T11:27:32+02:00August 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Muddy Repeat of the Trans Baviaans

The 2022 Trans Baviaans Repeat took place in challenging – if not quite as cold as the Race, the weekend before – conditions on Saturday, 20 August. Yet, rain still fell, the wind still blew and riders were subjected to a muddy finale after a wet 24 hours in Jeffreys Bay before their arrival. It [...]

14 08, 2022

Uncle Fish Swim On, While Others Flounder in the Muddy Baviaanskloof

By |2022-08-14T20:37:03+02:00August 14th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Uncle Fish Swim On, While Others Flounder in the Muddy Baviaanskloof

The 2022 Trans Baviaans Race was among the most brutal events in recent memory, due to icy rain and cold temperatures. Every rider who finished, be it on Saturday afternoon or in the late hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning, can thus be very happy with their effort. There are of course those who [...]

10 08, 2022

Fierce Racing and Chilly Conditions Expected at the 2022 Trans Baviaans Race

By |2022-08-10T17:46:47+02:00August 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Fierce Racing and Chilly Conditions Expected at the 2022 Trans Baviaans Race

The 2022 edition of the Trans Baviaans Race takes place on Saturday, the 13th of August. Starting in Willowmore and finishing in Jefferys Bay, the 230 kilometre traverse of the Baviaanskloof is one of South Africa’s most iconic mountain bike races. Over 1 000 riders, competing in teams of two to four, will take on the [...]

8 09, 2021

Trans Baviaans Repeating the Race Success

By |2021-09-08T18:03:21+02:00September 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Trans Baviaans Repeating the Race Success

The second event of the 2021 Trans Baviaans is dubbed the Repeat. While the Race attracts a more competitive field the Repeat blends racing with riding for the challenge, the scenery and the pleasure of traversing the Baviaanskloof. It was fitting then that the icy conditions were not repeated for the less serious riders. They [...]

29 08, 2021

Young Guns Upset Experienced Favourites in 2021 Trans Baviaans

By |2021-09-08T18:09:43+02:00August 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Young Guns Upset Experienced Favourites in 2021 Trans Baviaans

The 2021 Trans Baviaans was held in unusual conditions, imposed by Covid-19 restrictions, and in difficult weather; on Saturday, 28 August. Teams were able to start, in self-seeded start times, from 05h00 in order to beat the 22h00 curfew. The early start and a late winter cold front, lead to sub-zero temperatures, with brief flurries [...]

23 08, 2021

It’s Trans Baviaans Time

By |2021-08-23T12:37:32+02:00August 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on It’s Trans Baviaans Time

There are few mountain biking events in South Africa which better encapsulate the nation’s cycling spirit than Trans Baviaans. In a country obsessed with ultra-endurance events Trans Baviaans long ago became the Comrades Marathon or the Midmar Mile of mountain biking. Its 230-kilometre route, through the largest wilderness area in the country, provides a challenge [...]

28 08, 2019

Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

By |2019-08-28T10:34:42+02:00August 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The 17th edition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Race and Repeat will take place on Saturday the 15th and Saturday the 22th of August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or [...]

18 08, 2019

Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

By |2019-08-18T10:05:37+02:00August 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. [...]

14 08, 2019

Trans Baviaans Repeat – No Mysteries in the Kloof the Second Time Around

By |2019-08-14T10:33:19+02:00August 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Trans Baviaans Repeat – No Mysteries in the Kloof the Second Time Around

Over the sixteen year history of the Trans Baviaans the greatest topic of debate before each Race has been the road conditions. 230 kilometres is, by any cyclist’s standards, a long distance. On gravel roads and jeep tracks that link Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, via the Baviaanskloof, there is amble opportunity for the route to [...]

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