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Joberg2C – the story behind SA’s longest mountain bike race

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River crossings are one of the logistical challenges, for Joberg2C. (Photo: Joberg2C)
River crossings are one of the logistical challenges, for Joberg2C. (Photo: Joberg2C)

Joberg2C has become a fixture on the South African mountain biking calendar and will resume this weekend following a two-year pause, due to the pandemic.

The event remains unique in several ways. It is rider-focused, taking participants on a journey through the heart of South Africa, from Johannesburg to the Indian Ocean. Organisers have also teamed up with communities along the way, allowing them to assist in putting together a world-class event for riders.

"It was 12-years ago, when Farmer Glen of the Sani2C had a dream of riding from Johannesburg to the sea. He had a chat with Gary Green of Berg and Bush fame. I got pulled in and used my background in advertising to take it on as a proper project," says organiser Craig Wapnick.

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