UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to COVID, this event had to be postponed until May 2021.
The fourth edition of FirstRand Trans Africa is ready to roll out!
The theme for the 2020 route is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”.
The team has decided to borrow parts of the last 3 routes, include some of the old overnight stops and introduce some new routes to explore. With the entire event taking place under the clear blue winter skies.
12 stages, 1 rest day, approximately 1150km’s of riding and 15000 metres of climbing!
The team will set out from Prince Albert on the 11 May. From there they will make their way up and over the iconic Swartberg, into the Karoo to Rogge Kloof. From there, they will cruise along the Lesotho border, drive through Lesotho and ride down Sani Pass into Natal. They will then ride in and out of the Creighton and Umkomass valleys and onto the home stretch. They arrive back at Ingane Yami on Saturday 23rd May.
FirstRand Group have come on board once again as the title sponsor. They were blown away with what the riders and the team were able to accomplish last time. Once again they will be offering an incredible incentive to match the fundraising efforts of the three top fundraisers rand-for-rand!
Check out this video to hear more about this grand adventure
Meet the team
4th time cyclist: Fraser Pirie
3rd time cyclists: Henry Collins, Rob Futselaar, William Wilson, Harry Stott, Justin Bircher, Karen Thompson and Brad Du Plessis (John Armstrong as his impact rider!)
2nd time cyclists: Michelle Kemp, Sam Tennant and Sorin Dimitru
1st time cyclists: Andrew Canning, Dave Hirst, Geurt Van Leeuwen, Edgar Tennant, Garth Viljoen, Graeme Hornby, Ryno Du Preez, Andrew Edwards and our very own Inagne Yami Board Member, Michele HughesSupport Crew drivers this year are Moira Armstrong, Janine Du Plessis, Christo Botha, Sonja Botha, Dom Tennant, and John Armstrong.
To find out more, check out the official Trans Africa website
or to read more about the 2018 event, click here