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.
Queuing to ride technical sections
Seeing the ‘1km to finish’ sign
Riding shoulder to shoulder with top pro riders
Spectacular panoramic views
Massage every day
Finishers t-shirt and medal