uBhejane Xtreme MTB
Challenge Media Release
uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge adds three-day ride
Hillcrest – The uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge between Hillcrest and
Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe has added a three-day ride to its list of
events in its annual rhino conservation fundraiser, with the three stage
ride starting on Thursday, 6 December, and finishing with all the other
one day rides on Saturday 8 September.
The uBhejane Xtreme was always an iconic 340km ride for rhinos that
prided itself on the fact that it was a challenge, an event that not all
riders would be able to finish. It was a challenge that raises thousands
of rands for Project Rhino, committed to protecting rhino from poachers.
“We had quite a few requests from people that wanted to take part in the
event but didn’t want to do in just one day,” event organiser Cliff
“At the moment we have around thirty people that want to do the three
day event and we haven’t really done much to promote it so those numbers
The route for the three-day event will take a different route to the one
day event with riders being treated to a ride through the Inanda Valley
on their way to the first overnight stop in Zinkwazi.
Taking in the sights and sounds of the KZN North Coast is a part of the
event that Wills hopes all riders embrace.
“There is some beautiful scenery along the first stretch from Hillcrest
to Stanger. The riders will have great views and good trails to ride on
the first day of the ride – even though it isn’t going to be too easy
considering it’s over 100km.
“It is not a race at all so I hope that riders will take some time to
enjoy their surroundings and get to know the other riders in the group –
we want them to have a good time!
“Riders are going to be stopping off at local shops along the way to
refuel so we want them to enjoy the experience throughout,” Wills added.
The second day will take riders to the Canefields Country House near
Richards Bay and then the final day takes riders to Hilltop Camp in
The event is geared towards raising funds for Project Rhino and to grow
awareness of the plight of rhinos throughout the north of KwaZulu-Natal.
“We want riders to have a great time but we need them to understand the
importance of the event in tackling the pandemic of rhino poaching.
“Ultimately our aim is to raise as much money as possible for Project
Rhino but also to spread the awareness as far and as wide as possible,”
Those interested in taking
part may apply to enter, donations can be submitted and more information
can be found via the event’s website, www.ubhejanex.org.
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2018 will see the addition of
a 3-day event to the four other events on offer at the uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge,
starting in Hillcrest on Thursday, 6 December.
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