Cape Epic: The highs and lows


The Cape Epic eight day mountain bike race was all about the highs and lows, a rollercoaster of emotional and physical ups and downs.

It pushed the mind and body to the very limits of human exertion and exhaustion, challenged the mental strength at times when turning the pedals was met with pain and agony.

Here’s a quick roundup of the highs and lows that spring to mind when looking back at the race.


Saddle sores

Muscle cramps


Sun burn


5am starts

Queuing to ride technical sections


45°C heat


Seeing the ‘1km to finish’ sign

Cloud cover


Riding shoulder to shoulder with top pro riders

The course

The descents!


Spectacular panoramic views

Massage every day

Finishers t-shirt and medal

45°C heat

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