Photos and words by Chris Hitchcock. Based 13 km the other side of Piketberg (turn left at the circle) it is only 75 minutes drive from Cape Town. Closer even than the trails of Esselsfontein in Ceres. The race itself is held entirely on a private farm, and the single-track is open to the public only once a year. The event is held to raise money for local charities and it is a massive community event. I have never before shot a race where the competitors are stopping to tell me how amazing the single track and scenery is. And it really is, from hidden canyons, to water bridges and the most mind blowing, smooth and flowing trail you can dream of riding. If you missed it this year then make a massive note in your diary to enter for next year, because the trails are closed until then. The coolest 'medal' ever. Filled with cold liquid to quench the palate. Sipho Madolo getting personal care and directions form the race director himself. Harry Orr climbing walls at not being able to ride today. Piket-Bo-Berg Cycle Challenge results available on Trail Tag here.
The Piket-Bo-Berg Cycle Challenge race and the single-track that it runs on, has to be the best kept secret in South African Mountain biking (at least it was until Saturday). Click here to view the article