Riders experienced the wilderness of the Eastern Cape coast line as they took part in the four day Umngazi Pondo Pedal.
A selection of scenic photographs from each stage can be viewed below.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Sawyer.
Day one – 33km
A two kilometre, 10 per cent gradient hill greeted riders as they started the four day event.
It was then downhill into the Silaka Nature Reserve before they made their way to Second Beach, the second big climb of the day.
The first day included 40kms and two of the toughest climbs of the three days.
Day two – 35km
The shorter second stage took participants through single track and district roads before they finished at the beach at Unmgazi.
The newly created single track followed scenic rivers and passed through shady forest areas and valleys.
After conquering some short, sharp climbs and dusty trails riders could enjoy some speedy single tracks in the final kilometre.
Day three – 34km
The third and final day couldn’t have been better.
Riders woke up to a slight chill in the air with temperatures of about 12 degrees on the start line, but with the amazing views to take in and awesome beach riding, they soon forgot about their freezing fingers and face.
Riders finished on the the beach right in front of the lodge and enjoyed a well deserved ice cold beer while relaxing with the feet in the sand.