Gert Nel and Izak Strauss had recently partaken in the TransAugrabies Mountain bike stage race over three days from 15 to 17 June 2019.
Despite a horrific crash at the finish at the final stage, Izak Strauss managed to secure the overall first place and Gert Nel the overall second place.
Nel describes the event as very well organised and says that is has been an absolute privilege to be able to compete and enjoy the landscape of this wonderful and beautiful part of our country.
Laetitia Strauss and her team did an awesome job in the planning and rolling out of the event, with aunty “Keppies” keeping tummies full, and the “legendary” Johnny Koen doing a sterling job as master of ceremonies and commentating on the event.
The TransAugrabies is a must to event and Nel recommends this event for any avid mountain biker looking for a challenge and the experience of a lifetime. The course addresses al the skills required by a mountain biker and the hospitality is out of this world.
Nel thanks Johann Naude at The Coaching Corner for his invaluable advise and training programme in preparation for the event.
Next year’s TransAugrabies takes place between 13 to 15 June 2020.