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[Event] Freedom Challenge Race to Paarl


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Event Name: Freedom Challenge Race to Paarl
When: 03/07/2024 - 10/07/2024
Where: Willowmore, Willowmore, Eastern Cape
Category: Mountain Bike



The Race To Paarl (RTP) is an unforgettable adventure by bike from Willowmore to Paarl. Riders are allowed a maximum of 6 days to complete the ride. 

RTP is a physically and mentally demanding undertaking – to complete this challenge, riders need to be adequately trained, equipped and prepared. Apart from the fitness, riders also need to be proficient at navigation and bike maintenance.

Since the route is not marked, riders need to navigate by means of maps, compass and narrative directions.




  • Start days on 3-5 July 2024
  • Draft Batches HERE


  • Non-stop event, riders are not required to stop every day/night as in other stage races
  • There are 4 Support stations where riders must check-in. Food and basic accommodation is provided at support stations. Bedding and towels provided
  • Riders can pre-pack 4 x 2litre ice-cream tubs with supplies such as maps, trail food, personal medications, spares etc. These are distributed to the 4 Support stations
  • In addition to the 4 support stations, there are also 4 interim stops where food and accommodation is provided
  • Solo event and all riders are required to be self-sufficient and carry all their own personal belongings with them
  • No individual seconding is permitted during the event – this means that no friends, family or other supporters may meet you along the route and offer assistance during the ride
  • Cut-off: Riders are allowed a maximum of 6 days to complete the ride
  • Rider vehicles can be transferred from Willowmore to Diemersfontein at additional cost

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