The Triple Challenge

Hi all

We’ve been a bit quiet on the news front lately but we have been coming up with a scheme. Not much time for anyone to do a long trip this time of year (also, too bloody hot) so we have set ourselves three not-so-mini challenges over the next few months.

We are going to do the Van Gaalen’s 24 hour mountain bike race 26-27 November, followed by the Thaba Trails 24 hour mountain bike race 3-4 December [Edit: Thaba has been cancelled, we are coming up with an alternative adventure for that weekend]. Colin will be riding his prototype Qhubeka Buffalo bike and I will be aiming to be at least a little bit competitive by riding my Hunter Cycles Six50 (don’t frown; there’s prize money and I have cats to feed).

Why all the 24 hour endurance races, you ask? It is to help us prepare mentally for the final challenge in January 2017: Everesting by Buffalo.  Continue reading

ER Consulting Inc Qhubeka Handover

Hi all

Today we handed over the donation from 9 Peaks Tour’s sponsor ER Consulting Inc to Qhubeka, a total of R37724 (enough for 17 bicycles!). We are very fortunate to have had ER Consulting Inc supporting us as part of their ER Adventure initiative for their employees, not to mention allowing me to take 6 weeks of leave to complete our epic cycle/hike. Colin’s Buffalo bicycle, with over 30000km on the clock, was admired by all. We are looking forward to our next challenge, Ocean2Sani, starting this weekend. In the meantime, some photos from the handover.



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