Team tales from the Old Mutual joBerg2c

Nick Dawes. (Action shot)

Nick Dawes. (Action shot)

Join us as we capture the highs and lows of the M&G’s cycling pair, as they race across 900km of South Africa’s most challenging terrain.

The Mail & Guardian’s editor-in-chief, Nic Dawes and AmaBunghane’s Craig Mckune completed their first day of the Old Mutual joBerg2c bike race.

The mountainous marathon will see the pair trek through some rough terrain from Gauteng to Scottburgh on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast over the next eight days.

Today's route

The first leg of the race took the team from their starting point at Karan Beef in Heidelburg through a mix of rural farm and district roads before resting at the first stop in the Free State, 115km later.

Crossing the Vaal

(Pic: @CraigMcKune, Instagram)

The first day of the race is a non-competitive day and gives racers the opportunity to mentally prepare themselves for the remaining trip. Nic and Craig made the most of it and enjoyed their ride while taking in the scenery along the way.

(Pic: @CraigMcKune, Instagram)

A hot shower and a hearty Free-State meal are definitely in order.

To catch up with Nic and Craig and their race tales, follow them on Twitter. 

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