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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 shear 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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Weather Update for #Gamkaskloof or in other words #DieHel, this weekend! Don't let these numbers fool you, it can all change in an instant out there!!☀️⛅🌧️❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Weather Update for #Gamkaskloof or in other words #DieHel, this weekend! Dont let these numbers fool you, it can all change in an instant out there!!☀️⛅🌧️❄️

 

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Henk Du Plessis I prefer this weather update to yours earlier today.

Looks too good to be true.🚴‍♀️

Suzanne Stark, John North,Anél Strampe , Emile, GO GO GO! Weer lyk belowend!

Fred Lingenfelder

If you get caught on a #SingleSpeed coming up #HeartbreakHill by one of these #SpecialIdiots you might get a reward, or might not 🤷‍♂️😆🔥 Specialkindofidiot #Merchandise #OnSale ... See MoreSee Less

If you get caught on a #SingleSpeed coming up #HeartbreakHill by one of these #SpecialIdiots you might get a reward, or might not 🤷‍♂️😆🔥 Specialkindofidiot #Merchandise #OnSale

 

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You need a special reward if you take a knife to a gunfight. See you at the top with something nice!

Martin Van Den Heever

Shoutout to Safari Braai Products for keeping the fires lit in #dieHel! Without them the #HellBraai won't be the same!🙌🔥☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Shoutout to Safari Braai Products for keeping the fires lit in #dieHel! Without them the #HellBraai wont be the same!🙌🔥☀️

2 days ago

To Hell and Back MTB Stage Race

The guys from Darling Brew will be handing out ice cold beer at the finish on day 1 and 2! And as an added bonus they will be on Heartbreak Hill to comfort all those cramping legs with MORE ice cold beer!! 🚵‍♂️🚵‍♀️⛰️

Cheers to the weekend!!🍺🍻
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The guys from Darling Brew will be handing out ice cold beer at the finish on day 1 and 2! And as an added bonus they will be on Heartbreak Hill to comfort all those cramping legs with MORE ice cold beer!! 🚵‍♂️🚵‍♀️⛰️

Cheers to the weekend!!🍺🍻

 

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Hell yeah!!

Carel Van Heerden Lee Glanville Chris Tyler 2019 time for the fellowship of the Hell to go on an adventure to find the preciouses Darling Brew in Hell …..

Ahwe, my bra!

Strava se gat, sit eers rustig en vat 'n verversingtjie

Hopefully some gluten free beer....

We have 4 x Hell and Back entries for sale with accommodation for 6 people if anybody is interested!

Tania Venter

That’s Lekker brew

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