Team tales from the Old Mutual joBerg2c

Nick Dawes. (Action shot)

Nick Dawes. (Action shot)

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. 

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee is the social media accounts director at Ogilvy PR. She was previously the deputy digital news editor and social media editor at the Mail & Guardian. Haji has an honours degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch and continues to write columns for the M&G. Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee


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