The MUNGA 2018 get ready for the 1000km dash through South Africa

The Munga

The MUNGA 2018 get ready for the 1000km dash through South Africa

These crazy cyclists will be taking on The Munga

Adrian Vincent Saffy
Alex Vigouroux
Andrew Eve
Andrew Gowans
Andries Gous
Andries Sebona
Annalie Smith
Anri Parker
Anru De Wet
Braam Nel
Brand Pretorius
Bruce Biccard
Bryce Hennessy
Carlo Gonzaga
Charl Venter
Chris Van Zyl
Clinton Halsey
Cobus Fourie
Colin Anderson
Conrad Maree
Danie Du Plessis
Daniel Newman
Daniel Alikisente
Darrell Breetzke
Dave Mitchell
David Long
Dawid Malan
Denzil Glen Mallett
Devan Kruger
Dion Guy
Elaine Beytell
Eric Stricker
Ernst Horn
Estelle Gous
Fanie Venter
Fanie Stofberg
Fietie Rocher
Francis Visser
Freddie Pienaar
Gavin Robinson
Gavin Horton
Gerald Cele
Gerhard Boshoff
Gerhard Strydom
Gert Marx
Gertjie Harmse
Grant Usher
Guy Jennings
Hein Knacke
Heinrich Visser
Hendre Terblanche
Henk Gouws
Hennie Olivier
Henry Verhoeven
Hermanus Francois Joubert
Jaco Kamfer
Jacques Swart
James Trubshaw
Jan Viljoen
Jane Horton
Janine Stewart
Janine Oosthuizen
Jason Peach
Jodi Zulberg
Joggie Rautenbach
Johan Joubert
Johan Venter
Johan Oberholzer
Johannes Smit
John Jones
John De Bruyn
Johny Tauyatswala
Jose Frazao
Jurjen Draaijer
Justin Colling
Karina Britz
Kevin Van Deventer
Kevin Benkenstein
Kobus Drotschie
Lange Jaco
Lazarus Mashishi
Leon Erasmus
Leonard Martin
Lonnie Tiegs
Madie Leonard
Marco Martins
Marcus Maree
Martin Davies
Martin Bain Venn
Mashabela Esau Tlhone
Massimo Mancini
Maurice Mdlolo
Michael Mc Dermott
Michael Potgieter
Mike Woolnough
Neil Zietsman
Nicky Booyens
Nico Coetzee
Nina Long
Paul Krynauw
Peter Roux
Peter Maritz
Pierre De Jager
Piet Laubscher
Pieter Hugo
Ramses Ramses Bekkenk
Regardt Ferreira
Rene Venter
Riaan Van Zyl
Riaan Rynders
Richard Baufeldt
Rob Walker
Roelof Van Huyssteen
Roque Fernandez
Rowan Mckenzie
Ryan Lewis
Sam Marx
Sarah Van Heerden
Sarel Louw
Sean Wheeler
Simon Rollo
Stefan Le Roux
Stephan Meyer
Stephan Grobler
Sthembiso Masango
Theunis Francois Esterhuizen
Thinus Redelinghuys
Thubalethu Shange
Tiaan Ronne
Vibeke Moore
Wayne Mac Farlane
Wayne Mc Duling
Wessel Van Der Merwe
Willie Mouton

Yeah they will be riding a 1000 kilometre in a rush from Bloemfontein to Wellington in the middle of the South African summer. Not your average bicycle event. It’s a crazy, single stage mountain bike race across some of the toughest terrain south of the equator. The Munga

Image from The Munga Website

The Munga was created in 2014 by another crazy adventurer Alex Harris. The dream was always to create a race with a huge reward, and this it still the ultimate goal. The first Munga took place in December 2015 and was a massive success.

So what do they do? THE BASICS

The Munga runs over a little more than 1000 kilometres. There are 5 race villages where riders can rest, eat and get mechanical assistance. There are also a number of water points placed between 50 and 60 kilometres apart. The race is semi-supported meaning that riders will be provided with support from race officials and at race villages, but will not be permitted to have support along the route. Everything a rider needs must be taken along, or bought along the way. Everything needed

Image The Munga website

must be carried on the bike.

Why do they do it?

The Munga series is a celebration of the human spirit. A celebration of what we are actually capable of. – says Munga event founder, Alex Harris.

 

John Ntuli

John Ntuli image by Erik Vermeulen

How can you follow The Munga Race?

Follow the live tracking on the website

The Munga

https://web.facebook.com/TheMungaMTB/posts/1889377571183867?_rdc=1&_rdr