Sobering stats.

As a study break, I went onto Google to help with the mental preparation.

See the line below about vertical ascent.

Riding 2300k’s in 26 days sounds quite achievable to your average road cyclist but to ride / hike-a-bike, this distance on footpaths, tracks and trails in the middle of winter whilst climbing a cumulative altitude of 47000 metres is a remarkable accomplishment and one realized by the 28 riders who competed in the 2010 Freedom Challenge Race across South Africa. Only 16 finished!

Freedom Challenge Tour de France Cape Epic
Distance 2300km 3600km 650-1000km
Vertical Ascent 47km 25km* 14-18km
Tar <100km 3600km ?
Gates >100 0 0

*Only includes all the category climbs

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