Trans Afrika 2015 underway

The 2015 Trans Afrika got underway on 4 October in hot conditions at Beit Bridge, with riders preparing to head their separate routes after an early morning start together.

Trans Afrika 2015 logo

Trans Afrika is an unsupported Adventure Bicycle Race from Beitbridge to Cape Town South Africa. Riders are autonomous and not bound to one fixed route; they must only visit the mandatory checkpoints below. Riders must not use the N1 N2 N3 and N4 during the race and there is no minimum kit list. Resupply is permitted at commercially available services only and the race will be tracked live via Nevarest tracking.

Qhubeka is one of the official charities for Trans Afrika, which is an event run by Massive Adventures. We’re really grateful for the support of all the intrepid Trans Afrika riders and wish them well on their bikes.

To read more about Trans Afrika, visit the race website, or keep up to date with riders’ progress on the blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. You can also view the live tracking on Nevarest and follow Race Director Andy Masters on Twitter.

Last year, the race was won by overall joint-winners Dan Hayman and Hannele Steyn in 10 Days, 22 Hours and 45 minutes. It remains to be seen whether anyone can beat their record in 2015.

Trans Afrika 2015 day 1

For more background on Trans Afrika, we blogged about the 2014 event here.