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Report: Imbuko Big 5 Pre-Epic Battle

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Set in the mighty Hawequa mountains surrounding the Western Cape town of Wellington, The Imbuko BIG 5 in partnership with Canetsfontein is a mountain bike marathon that challenges riders like no other with 3000m of elevation gain across the technical 80 km course. The climbs are gruelling yet they reward you with descents that are beyond spectacular. This is world-class mountain bike racing unlike you’ll find anywhere else in South Africa, as confirmed by comments from the visiting international riders. “The downhills are amazing, it is one of the nicest marathon races that I’ve ever ridden.” said Filipo Colombo of […]

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The Imbuko was a fantastic route. What a privilege to be able to ride these amazing trails. All the pros in quoted here also said how great it was. Big Kudos to the organisers as well. The water point at Canetsfontein had a great vibe, and all the WPs were well stocked. And wow, how was the Cliff Hanger ?!? Wow! The downhill hairpin bends were hairy, but yoh the view!! I met up with another rider who had a fall on the way down - I hope there weren't too many falls. All around, it was a special experience. Last note: the litter! Come on guys. I was about 1/3rd from the front of the field, so there was more than half the riders behind me, and the number of discarded gels on the route was terrible. We have to do better
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