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Sit back, relax, put those headphones in and enjoy 50mins of fantastic race footage and trail interviews with the 2010 Freedom Challenge competitors.
2010 Race Footage.

Finding Forrester

Using a combination of Google Latitude and the race organisers GPS tracker unit you should be able to keep accurate tabs on my whereabouts! .
Live Tracking.

Heita !

I would love to know your thoughts, questions, and more importantly suggestions for this new adventure, so please drop me a comment or send me a tweet!
Twitter Profile.

Why Ride The Freedom Challenge?

In 2008 I developed a love for exploring Africa on two wheels, granted those wheels were attached to 600cc engine, however the level of connection with the environment and its people was breathtaking. Since completing that trip (www.2muppets.com) I have been searching for a similar adventure – after watching highlights of the 2010 Freedom Challenge I was hooked.

South Africa is an astoundingly beautiful country and having the opportunity to mountain bike 2500kms from the Natal Midlands to the Mother City with like minded adventurers is truly special. The excitement however is tempered with the knowledge that the physical and mental challenge will be immense – 35km of vertical climb during the race, with a daily average ride of 100km in 10 – 12 hours.

A huge thanks to my wife, Natasha for having the patience to put up with my mad cap antics (ironically we met riding bikes from JHB to DBN), you give me the confidence to chase these crazy dreams!

Qhubeka Bike Handover

Qhubeka

Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward” Qhubeka projects aim to help rural communities move forward and progress by giving bicycles to children in return for work done to improve their environment and their community.

** I recently attended a Qhubeka bike handover in the community of Vosloorus, for the full story on this humbling experience click
here.**

Qhubeka Bike Handover

Celiac Desease

Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.

** As a Celiac, I hope to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and show to youngsters that are diagnosed that a gluten free lifestyle can still be action packed **

Qhubeka Bike Handover

MTN (Branded Stores)

Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.

** As a Celiac, I hope to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and show to youngsters that are diagnosed that a gluten free lifestyle can still be action packed **

Qhubeka Bike Handover

Samsung Mobile

As a key partner of both MTN and Qhubeka, Samsung have kindly offered to take care of my communication needs on the trail by letting me test their new 'outdoor lifestyle' android smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy X-Cover. This smartphone is both dust and waterproof so should lend itself well to the RASA conditions. For more info check out this blog post.

* All race costs are carried by myself with no contribution from sponsors *

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