ARWS World Championship 2023 – Eastern Cape
Are you coming to the ARWS-world-championships-2023 at the end of October in sunny South Africa – and do you need to send your bicycle (in a bikebox or similar) between CPT/PLZ/CPT because there is no space on the flight? Or you simply prefer sending your prized possession with #bicyclecouriers? Then you’ve come to the right place!
We have been asked to provide an alternative to fully booked flights to send bicycles to and from Cape Town & Port Elizabeth, before and after the race. We aim to have a single collection on the Friday from PE to come overnight to CPT to be ready for collection from the Saturday morning. So that you can catch your connecting outbound international flight flight CPT Intl Airport. Au revoir.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or add you message in the comments below in order to get your name on the list for final pricing and details. See you there 😊
PS, What is adventure racing?
paddling | mountain biking | hiking | trekking | navigating | climbing
Adventure racing is a multi-disciplinary endurance sport that combines elements of various outdoor activities, including navigation, trail running or hiking, mountain biking, paddling (kayaking or canoeing), and often other skills like rock climbing, rappelling, and even orienteering. The primary goal of adventure racing is to complete a challenging course that spans various terrains and landscapes, typically in a wilderness or rugged environment, within a set time frame.
Here are some key features of adventure racing:
- Team-Based: Adventure races are usually team-based, with teams consisting of two to four members, although team sizes can vary depending on the event. Teamwork and cooperation are essential as members must rely on each other’s skills and strengths to navigate and complete the course.
- Navigation: One of the core skills in adventure racing is navigation using maps, compasses, and often GPS devices. Teams must find their way through checkpoints or control points spread across the racecourse. Navigational challenges can vary from simple to highly complex, requiring participants to make strategic decisions.
- Endurance: Adventure races can last from a few hours to several days, with competitors covering significant distances. Athletes must be physically fit and mentally prepared for the demands of the race. Which almost certainly include sleep deprivation in longer events.
- Variety of Disciplines: Races include a mix of disciplines, such as trail running, mountain biking, paddling, and sometimes even swimming or other adventure sports. Participants must transition between these activities throughout the race.
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- Challenges and Obstacles: Adventure races often feature additional challenges and obstacles that test participants’ problem-solving abilities and outdoor skills. These may include rappelling, rope work, zip lines, and more.
- Self-Sufficiency: Teams are generally required to be self-sufficient during the race, carrying their own gear and supplies. This includes food, water, and necessary equipment. Support crews are usually limited or nonexistent.
- Environmental Awareness: Adventure racers are typically required to follow strict rules and guidelines to minimize their impact on the environment. Respecting natural habitats and practicing Leave No Trace principles is essential.
- Races and Events: Adventure racing can take various forms, from shorter sprint races to multi-day expedition races. Well-known adventure races include the Eco-Challenge, Primal Quest, and the Raid Gauloises, although many regional and local events exist worldwide.
Adventure racing attracts athletes who enjoy outdoor adventures, challenging themselves in diverse environments, and working as part of a team. It’s a sport that demands not only physical fitness but also strong navigation and problem-solving skills.