The Freedom Challenge is a 2400-kilometer off-road non-stop unsupported mountain bike race that stretches right across the full South African landscape, from Pietermaritzburg on the east coast to Paarl just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape.

Over the years many hardened adventurers have taken time to learn the route and meticulously refined their race strategy, all in an effort to lay claim to the prestigious course record. In 2011, four of the races most longstanding competitors lined up against each other to see who would triumph in their sub 16-day race across South Africa.

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