The three-day Namaqua Quest MTB Stage Race started in Nababeep, north-west of Springbok in the Northern Cape, yesterday.
Below are some pictures that show the action from each stage.
Photos courtesy of Chris Hitchcock.
The first stage consisted of 68km route for the mountain bikers doing the full race and a 39km course for those doing the lite event.
Riders in the full event had to complete a 55km mountain bike race while those in the lite event got to enjoy a 35km route.