PKF Partner Kobus Nell raising funds for CHOC in Rhodes Extreme Race
13 Jun 2016
PKF partner, Kobus Nell, from the PKF Constantia Valley office in Cape Town, and his cycling team took part in the Rhodes Extreme and raised funds for CHOC, a charity in support of children with cancer.
It is a 500 km, non-stop, self-navigated mountain bike race starting in Pietermaritzburg, KZN and ending in Rhodes, Eastern Cape. Riders are allowed a maximum of 8 days to complete the ride. Kobus' team completed the race in 6 days, despite the sub zero temperatures experienced.
It is a non-stop event, so riders are not required to stop every day/night as in other stage races. Riders are required to be self-sufficient and carry all their own personal belongings with them.
What also makes the race interesting is that no electronic devices are allowed to assist in the navigation. Riders have to resort to using paper maps for the entire 500km route.
Here are some stats of their race:
510 km riding and 66 total hours riding
+- 65 Km pushed \ carried \ dragged bikes
+- 11 000 m vertically climbing done
Average weight of backpacks 8Kg and average weight of bikes 12KG
Highest point reached 2565m above sea level
Longest day 12:30 hours
Longest continued carrying bike 7km, 3 hours, climbed in excess off 1000 vertically meters in one go which is the equivalent of Table Mountain. 100km ph wind that day
-4 degrees lowest temperature and 35 degrees highest temperature.
Well done on this amazing achievement Kobus!