2018 – A belated Happy New Year to everyone and welcome to the 2018 Zambezi Cycle Challenge!
After a good start, the rains have vanished and we now hope for some good rain during the second half of the season. Having said that, there has been good rain upstream and the river is quite a bit higher than the same time last year so the Zambezi river, and the roaring Victoria Falls are still here for us to enjoy in 2018
For those of you who are contemplating whether to participate in this year’s edition of the Zambezi Cycle Challenge, registration opens 15th February, so get ready to register, get riding and prepare for this unique ride and challenge. This year, we will again donate all proceeds from this event to two wildlife charities that are very important to the local residents and the region. The event will be run by volunteers of the Victoria Falls community working towards wildlife conservation & education.
The three days of riding will follow a similar route to 2017 but with several refinements in an effort to increase the single track distance and improve the overall experience.
Day 1 will see all riders start alongside the Matetsi River. Single track, riverbed crossings, jeep track and wildlife areas will wind the riders about 80 kms back to Vic Falls.
Day 2 will give riders the one and only chance to ride through the Zambezi National Park in 2018! A fantastic privilege for all the riders. As an added safety precaution, this route will be ridden in seeded groups and led by cycle leaders. All riders will receive the same time for this day. There will be a slow, intermediate and advanced groups available.
Day 3 is all about single track, the gorge and the Zambezi below the Victoria Falls. You’ll literally be riding on the edge of the gorge at times!
This year the Zambezi Cycle Challenge will see the first compulsory stops. Day 1 and Day 2 will have at least one compulsory stop at scenic points so that participants can stop, absorb and enjoy some of the views without losing any time to your competitors.
With a limited number we can accept, last years field will get a few days head start to register and thereafter it will be on a first come first serve for the registrations received with payments. Registration will open on the 15th February 2018.
For more information relating to the event, look at the website: www.zambezicyclechallenge.com
For any enquiries on accommodation packages, please contact Karen or Louise: firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone: 00263 (0) 783106561
For any other queries on the event itself : Bruno De Leo, email@example.com , cell no 00263772144778