The tough third annual King Adventure Challenge took place last Sunday in King William’s Town, bringing competitors from neighbouring villages and towns.
The challenge consisted of mountain bike trails, going down a river on tubes, trail running and an obstacle course.
Event organiser Mike Webb, better known as the Pink Fairy, said there were four teams from the Bhisho Scout Group taking part.
“LLunga Ntini, the local scout leader Lunga Ntini was instrumental in organising for some boys to have a great day out in the bush. Although they had four bikes amongst them, they completed the full 10km course with great gusto,” Webb said.
“The route was not marked and posed a serious challenge, but was roundly applauded by all. A tough challenge took them all the way out to Pirie Dam and then back towards the Izele Convent,” Webb said.
The Adventure Challenge attracted new teams, such as Team Sputnik, who took home the winning title.
Team D-K Superstars, consisting of 10-year-olds Kyra Stolk, Ethan Wooff, Taylor Wooff and Natia Simangweni, came in second place in the 10km event.
Despite having only one bike among between themselves, they were the first children’s team to complete the event.
The 30km route was hotly contested with 15 adult team and children’s teams competing against each other.
Team Your Pace or Mine defended their corporate title with local rider Wayne Randall instrumental in helping the team navigate.
Webb said he hopes to take the Bhisho Scout Group team to the Lilyfontein Adventure Race in September and is appealing to the public for donations of old bikes.
Those who that can assist, can contact him on 084-597-8254 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.