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"For anyone looking for something different, for an adventure, for a break, for a chance to reconnect with themselves this ride is an incredible chance to do just that. I cannot recommend it enough. One of the standout riding experiences of my life and one I won’t soon forget.”

Kevin Benkenstein

"The Freedom Circuit (700) is seriously hard but probably the most rewarding and fulfilling race I have done. The hospitality, kindness, support and encouragement I received over the course of this race is nothing short of amazing. "

Eduan Viljoen

"This event, like no other I have done, gave me the biggest reflection of who I am and where I am going as a person. I was humbled by what I saw and many of those I met on route."

Mark Adam

"As I reflect on my journey through the Freedom Circuit, I am reminded of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and embrace the beauty of life's challenges. It was more than just a cycling event; it was a testament of boundless possibilities that lie within each of us."

Willem du Plessis

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technical terrain

The Freedom Circuit is an extremely challenging semi-supported bikepacking race which takes place in South Africa in early May annually. The route incorporates large portions of the Freedom Trail


There is a 200km, 400km and a 700km course offering with fairly challenging cut-offs on the long route so night riding is required. The route is not marked. Riders are required to carry their own GPS devices for navigation and must follow the designated route. There are checkpoints approximately 100km apart where food and beds are provided.


This is a semi-supported event. Riders must carry everything they require including mandatory equipment. Riders may not receive any personal support/seconding whilst in competition. All riders will carry satellite trackers with 2-way communication for live tracking and emergencies but essentially competitors take responsibility for their own safety. 

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