18 & 19 Nov ’17

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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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#HotHellFact #9 Climbing and more climbing, with hills named appropriately like #HeartbreakHill will keep your climbing legs going! #ToHellandBack2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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#HotHellFact #8 Don't be fooled by the "just" 60km you need to ride! Many have done this and learned the hard way! #ToHellandBack2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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#HotHellFact #7 What goes up must come down! All the hills from day 1 will be downhills and visa versa! #ToHellandBack2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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#HotHellFact #6 You can't stay anywhere else than in #DieHell in this race, no hotel buddy! Instead you will be forced to enjoy the natural beauty of the #Gamkaskloof, camp and braai with your MTB buddies! #ToHellandBack2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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