WHAT'S INCLUDED?

ENTRY FEE – R 7 000 per cyclist

YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

YOUR ENTRY FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

 Indemnity forms must be completed with registration.

"I saw elephants, buffalo and rhino from my bike – a bit scary but what a humbling experience!"

THE ROUTE

Your route is a circular one through Timbavati, Thornybush and Kapama Private Reserves. 

You are guaranteed a big adrenaline surge during the day as your lead ranger guide assists you past a herd of elephants with little ones, or through a herd of buffalo eyeing you, or a family of kudu.

Experience the excitement of one of South Africa’s most scenic and interesting bike rides cycling through three private game reserves Timbavati, Thornybush and Kapama riding through some rugged terrain never viewed by the public before – starting at dawn on 3 August 2024.  The 100 km route is generally considered challenging. 

Entries will close at 5 pm on 31 May 2024 so gather your friends and colleagues and plan to come to Hoedspruit and the bush for a few days and ride in the tour on the Saturday.

Last year the riders had the opportunity to test a new route through 100 kms of Timbavati (with its famous white lions), Thornybush (with its world-renowned lodges) and Kapama (with its equally famous lodges and its cheetah breeding centre) private reserves and with amazing game viewing opportunities. Due to the excitement this created, the 2024 tour will be following the same exhilarating route.

In view of the terrain covered during the tour we take the following safety precautions: 

  • It is a tour, not a race. E-bikes are permitted. 
  • The riders are divided into five pelotons for the ride.
  • Each peloton has two qualified guides, one armed, riding with them. Behind the peloton rides a back-up cyclist who is in radio contact with the guides
  • A back up vehicle travels behind each peloton within support distance
  • Be aware – no helmet – no ride

Target participants are:

  • Serious competitive cyclists who will treat the event as something with a different challenge
  • Cycling enthusiasts who will ‘tour’ rather than ‘race’ 
  • Families and groups of friends or work colleagues who wish to participate in an exciting event together
  • Partners on e-bikes welcome

Monies raised from this event will go towards good causes such as local community upliftment programs; Rotary’s education and leadership development initiatives; and organisations involved in anti-poaching activities or protection of pangolin. Some of it also goes to international polio eradication and Rotary Foundation to fund large projects. Disbursement is strictly controlled by Rotary.

 “We are very excited to be collaborating with award winning wildlife artist Warren Cary who has designed the Collector’s Edition cycle apparel for the 2024 K2C Cycle Tour.”