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 [...]

11 08, 2019

dormakaba and Galileo Risk Overcome Rough Terrain to win 2019 Trans Baviaans

By |2019-08-11T01:04:30+02:00August 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on dormakaba and Galileo Risk Overcome Rough Terrain to win 2019 Trans Baviaans

The 2019 Trans Baviaans, which took place in the Eastern Cape on Saturday 10 August, was won by the dormakaba and Galileo Risk teams. They and their fellow competitors in the Trans Baviaans Race, the first of two events, had to brave the roughest conditions in years on the traverse through the Baviaanskloof. Floods in [...]

9 08, 2019

Willowmore Abuzz Ahead of 2019 Trans Baviaans Race

By |2019-08-09T21:38:02+02:00August 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Willowmore Abuzz Ahead of 2019 Trans Baviaans Race

The sleepy Eastern Cape town of Willowmore is never as busy as it is right now. On the dusty main road; not a parking spot is to be found and pedestrians have to dodge bicycles and cars crawling at walking pace through town, as there is simply no space on the pavements. Knysna has the [...]

2 08, 2019

Posthumus, Smith, Hill, Ralph and Co Race the Elements at Trans Baviaans

By |2019-08-02T16:33:23+02:00August 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Posthumus, Smith, Hill, Ralph and Co Race the Elements at Trans Baviaans

The 2019 Trans Baviaans, ultra-endurance mountain bike race, is set to take place on Saturday the 10th of August. Among the 1 250 riders who will roll across the start line in Willowmore, on their way to Jeffery’s Bay are Mike Posthumus, Derrin Smith, Sarah Hill and Theresa Ralph. Though the quartet of riders from dormakaba [...]

19 08, 2018

Drama Repeats at the Trans Baviaans Repeat

By |2018-08-19T10:47:48+02:00August 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Drama Repeats at the Trans Baviaans Repeat

The Trans Baviaans Repeat is the second edition of the famous 230 kilometre long ultra-endurance race through the Baviaanskloof. Taking place the weekend after the Race, on Saturday the 18th of August, the Repeat may lack an elite field but it more than makes up for that with an exceptional spirit among the riders and [...]

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