Barry Armitage and Joe Dawson, South Africa's famed horseback adventurers, are back to take on another historic ride. This time they plan to emulate Sir Harry Smith's epic 950km journey from Cape Town to Grahamstown....in only six days. The 6th frontier war had erupted on the eastern border of the Cape Colony in southern Africa and the historic hero sets off to take command of the garrison at the frontier capital. 176 years later, Barry and Joe set off and with the help of their extensive, thirty-strong back-up crew, commence the most grueling expedition of their lives. Not only is this a massive logistical undertaking, but nearly two centuries after Smith's ride, the changed modern landscape proves challenging beyond their expectations. From riding through the dangerous informal settlements of Cape Town, to trekking over two colossal mountain ranges, the brothers-in-law soon start falling far behind the historic hero. By the second day, Barry and Joe, desperate to make up time to reach their end of day destination, ride furiously until Barry is violently thrown from his horse bringing The Ride to a catastrophic end.

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