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The legend of the To Hell & Back

CS Lewis said that ‘the road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.’ In this case, the road to the Hell is a rocky dirt road with steep slopes, sharp switchbacks, ups and downs, dropping a hair raising 3000 feet down into a valley.

This race proudly is the first MTB stage race in South Africa. The views while riding on these historic roads are extraordinary, jaw dropping and nail biting all in one. It is known as the longest mountain pass in South Africa.

The overnight stop in The Hell means everybody stays together, which makes for a great atmosphere. The uniqueness of the race village is ‘captured’ within the shear remoteness of Gamkaskloof, no electricity, no cell reception, no TV, not even radio reception.

It was in 1995 that the first To Hell and Back took place. It came about from the love of riding and to popularise The Hell. Due to limited accommodation and facilities in The Hell, only 500 participants are allowed.

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2 days ago

To Hell and Back MTB Stage Race

Apparently we are in for a few water crossings along the route, due to some nice rain we had a couple of days ago! Will you be making a splash or taking it slow?

#tohellandback #diehel #gamkaskloof
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Apparently we are in for a few water crossings along the route, due to some nice rain we had a couple of days ago! Will you be making a splash or taking it slow?

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2018 Bruce?

2 days ago

To Hell and Back MTB Stage Race

Burgers, Beers and Bikes! Pretty much sums up the weekend forecast! We hope you are ready for a 'lekker' 2 day stage race in the heart of the Swartberge!

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Burgers, Beers and Bikes! Pretty much sums up the weekend forecast! We hope you are ready for a lekker 2 day stage race in the heart of the Swartberge!

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Race Registration will take place from 16:00 at De Hoek till 21:00! Pasta Meals will also be served from 19:00, and yes you will be able to buy if you didn't book!
On Saturday Registration will be from 05:30 till 6:15!

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO signal at De Hoek, so any inquiries will have to be dealt with at registration!

#tohellandback #diehel #gamkaskloof
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Race Registration will take place from 16:00 at De Hoek till 21:00! Pasta Meals will also be served from 19:00, and yes you will be able to buy if you didnt book! 
On Saturday Registration will be from 05:30 till 6:15!

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO signal at De Hoek, so any inquiries will have to be dealt with at registration! 

#tohellandback #diehel #gamkaskloof

 

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See you later.....

Sterkte vir almal. Was vandag daar af.

Weather Report: It looks like it's going to be a cold and warm one! The To Hell and Back is known for it's unpredictable weather, so come prepared for anything!

Hell Fact: We've seen snow, hailstorms, thunder, mist and even the hottest of days during these two days!

#tohellandback #diehel #gamkaskloof
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Weather Report: It looks like its going to be a cold and warm one! The To Hell and Back is known for its unpredictable weather, so come prepared for anything! 

Hell Fact: Weve seen snow, hailstorms, thunder, mist and even the hottest of days during these two days!

#tohellandback #diehel #gamkaskloof
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