The Trans Elands “the original 100 miler” now in its fourth year and rebranded last year to Tiletoria Trans Elands, was founded by Lex Holmes who sadly passed away on 31 December 2016. The great turnout of riders for the 2017 event is evidence of firstly the influence that Lex has had over many years in Mountain biking circles throughout the Eastern Cape and secondly the dedication and hard work of the new organising team, headed by race director Leon Claasen for whom it is an honour to continue with and grow Lex’s legacy.
The 160km MTB marathon with 3000m of climbing, can be extremely tough to finish for those who haven’t put in the hard training miles, however it is very rewarding and satisfying to finish this “bucket list” event within the 12 hour cut-off time. The 60km MTB marathon race distance with 1000m of climbing was added last year with great success, and acts as a stepping stone for those who in future years would like to tackle the 160km.
The minimum age limit for this event is 19 (age as on 31 December 2018) as per CSA regulations.
“LET’S GET SOME ALTITUDE”