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The legend of the To Hell & Back

CS Lewis said that ‘the road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.’ In this case, the road to the Hell is a rocky dirt road with steep slopes, sharp switchbacks, ups and downs, dropping a hair raising 3000 feet down into a valley.

This race proudly is the first MTB stage race in South Africa. The views while riding on these historic roads are extraordinary, jaw-dropping and nail-biting all in one. It is known as the longest mountain pass in South Africa.

The overnight stop in The Hell means everybody stays together, which makes for a great atmosphere. The uniqueness of the race village is ‘captured’ within the sheer remoteness of Gamkaskloof, no electricity, no cell reception, no TV, not even radio reception.

It was in 1995 that the first To Hell and Back took place. It came about from the love of riding and to popularise The Hell. Due to limited accommodation and facilities in The Hell, only 500 participants are allowed.

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We are throwing it back to these Newspaper clippings from 1998, 1999 for our #ThrowbackThursday. Back when you still bought the newspaper to read the news and catch up on what's happening!

#ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal #bepartofhistory

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We are throwing it back to these Newspaper clippings from 1998, 1999 for our #ThrowbackThursday. Back when you still bought the newspaper to read the news and catch up on whats happening! 

#ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal #bepartofhistory

Geronimo Spur Steak Ranch CapeNature

 

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Bicycle Transport from Gauteng to Hell and Back

Toe ek about 2de làaste gekom het....what an experience! S graag kaartjie vir 2019 wil koop. Wanneer maak julle oop?

We are doing our #ThrowBackThursday on yet another Mag feature, way back when!! This time from Out There. Enjoy the read!

#ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal

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We are doing our #ThrowBackThursday on yet another Mag feature, way back when!! This time from Out There. Enjoy the read!

#ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal

Geronimo Spur Steak Ranch CapeNature

 

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Kan nie wag nie

To Hell and Back featuring in the 2001 May issue of Ride, as a recommended ride!

#ThrowbackThursday #ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal

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To Hell and Back featuring in the 2001 May issue of Ride, as a recommended ride! 

#ThrowbackThursday #ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal 

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wanneer maak die inskrywings oop?

Francois Viljoen kyk hier

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To Hell and Back MTB Stage Race

A short summary of the To Hell and Back in our Local newspaper back in 2000. Featuring a few of our local riders. Oh, how far we have come!

#25thEdition #ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal #ThrowbackThursday

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A short summary of the To Hell and Back in our Local newspaper back in 2000. Featuring a few of our local riders. Oh, how far we have come!

#25thEdition #ToHellandBack #Gamkaskloof #TheOriginal #ThrowbackThursday

Geronimo Spur Steak Ranch CapeNature

 

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Martin Van Den Heever Carl Nienaber Willem Jacobus Ungerer

We ( Dyala Apollo . Thamsanqa Maholwana. Robbie Powell and Kevin Eltigre Taljaard worked as mechanics fixing bike at the Hell for years a under Pro Bike )

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