Before the lock down began, the conservancy had a busy few months. So busy that we had no time to update our activities on our blog. Now that we are stuck inside, it’s a chance to reflect on what we were up to at the start of 2020.
At the start of February, the annual TransCape came through. This involved 150 riders, 7 stages, 7 days and 10 000m of vertical ascent. Let me tell you more, riders transverse 620kms of stunning Western Cape terrain starting in George and finishing in Franschhoek. This multi-stage, exclusive race is the iconic TransCape mountain bike race!
Grootvadersbosch conservancy had the privilege of being included in this race. Some of our team and employees from the conservancy farms stood as marshals on the route to direct riders and control traffic flow. Riders made their way down our trails before reaching a water point at the Grootvadersbosch farm where they could jump off their bikes for a chat and a refuel on a delicious spread of snacks and cold beverages before continuing on to Swellendam for their next overnight stop.
We look forward to welcome them again next year. By the way registration is now open on the transcape website.