Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for an influx of thousands of cyclists and spectators for the Trans Baviaans 24 hour Mountain Bike Marathon.
Race conditions are looking great for the Trans Baviaans, which will take place this weekend.
The 230 km race, starts at 10 am on Saturday morning in Willowmore, with cyclists having to traverse the splendour of the Baviaanskloof, the Mother of all climbs near Zuurbron before negotiating farm roads and then finishing at Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay.
Entrants must finish within 24 hours to qualify for a medal.
Baviaanskloof is relatively dry at present and the organisers are expecting good overall times from the leaders.
Last year, Timo Cooper and Timothy Hammond of team Bridge won the race in 08.17.45. Conditions were extreme with gale-force winds and rain!
The winners will each receive a Citizen Eco Drive watch, which will come in handy on the next extreme mountain bike event!
Fountains Mall will be a hive of activity on Saturday night, as the exhausted cyclists make their way to the finish.
“We invite all the locals to come and join us as we support the cyclists at the finish,” said Gabriel Van Eeden from Gabriel Jewellers.
“There is an amazing atmosphere at the finish and Jeffreys Bay can be proud that we host the Trans Baviaans, one of the most extreme mountain bike events in the world,” added Van Eeden.
Gabriel Jewellers and JBay News are giving away a Citizen Watch to one lucky reader.
Head to the JBay News Face book page, like the page if you haven’t already, as details on how you can put yourself in line to win the watch will be announced shortly.