The second Trans Baviaans mountain biking race will kick off in Willowmore on August 20.
The massive demand for entries meant that in 2015 EcoBound Events decided to stage a second event the following weekend.
The second race follows the exact same route, boasts the same hospitable water points and challenges riders to conquer the 230km trip to Jeffreys Bay in under 24 hours.
The only difference is that the professional and highly competitive riders are encouraged to enter the first event.
The second event therefore is expected to feature a slower winning time, but with the riders being more evenly matched across the field one can expect groups to remain together for longer, making it harder to pick winners.
The race is expected to be tightly contested between the Darkhorse Racing Team of Dusty and Tailor Day, Vickus Boshoff and Chris Herbst riding in the Coimbra Cycle House colours, and the PowerBar duo Chris Wolhuter and Mike Posthumus.