Entries by Zane

Trans Baviaans 24hr MTB Marathon – RACE WEEK

IT IS RACE WEEK It is now time to relax, be happy with what you have done in preparation and let the nerves settle for the ride of a life time… Herewith some info, last minute need to knows and some tips for the Race and the Repeat weekends coming up! WATER CRISIS Willowmore, J-bay […]

Trans Baviaans Repeating the Race Success

The second event of the 2021 Trans Baviaans is dubbed the Repeat. While the Race attracts a more competitive field the Repeat blends racing with riding for the challenge, the scenery and the pleasure of traversing the Baviaanskloof. It was fitting then that the icy conditions were not repeated for the less serious riders. They […]

Young Guns Upset Experienced Favourites in 2021 Trans Baviaans

The 2021 Trans Baviaans was held in unusual conditions, imposed by Covid-19 restrictions, and in difficult weather; on Saturday, 28 August. Teams were able to start, in self-seeded start times, from 05h00 in order to beat the 22h00 curfew. The early start and the late winter cold front, lead to sub-zero temperatures, with brief flurries […]

Trans Baviaans – Covid-19 Update June 2021

Dear Rider,   It feels like we have hit rewind and we are exactly at the same place we were a year ago. However unfair or unfortunate this may seem, it is simply the reality that we are facing.   We have realized that we made the call too early last year and, in hindsight […]

Trans Baviaans 2020 Postponed to January 2021

Goeie Dag Dis nie n maklike dag vir ons nie, en in 25 jaar van events aanbied is die, die eerste keer wat ons so iets moet doen. Ek slaan oor na Engels vir die res van die boodskap. Official Statement Dear fellow Trans Baviaansers, We have reached the time to make a decision on the […]

Covid – 19 Update

EcoBound’s plan on the Coronavirus. Dear Fellow Rider and Runner, There is no need to elaborate on the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the world is currently facing together. Our current plan of action is NOT to postpone or cancel any of our main events.  We are up to date with the current situation […]

Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. […]

Trans Baviaans Repeat – No Mysteries in the Kloof the Second Time Around

Over the sixteen year history of the Trans Baviaans the greatest topic of debate before each Race has been the road conditions. 230 kilometres is, by any cyclist’s standards, a long distance. On gravel roads and jeep tracks that link Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, via the Baviaanskloof, there is amble opportunity for the route to […]

Willowmore Abuzz Ahead of 2019 Trans Baviaans Race

The sleepy Eastern Cape town of Willowmore is never as busy as it is right now. On the dusty main road; not a parking spot is to be found and pedestrians have to dodge bicycles and cars crawling at walking pace through town, as there is simply no space on the pavements. Knysna has the […]