The start of Bike X Cape has been a plan in the making for a few years, but finally took form when we eventually decided where we want to operate from. It was important to us to have a base camp smack bang in the middle of our area of operations and we found it. In the Ceres-Karoo. This location could not have been better. It offers gorgeous mountain ranges with passes too many to count, vast open spaces and flat landscapes. It boasts several natural sites, game reserves and wineries not to mention crystal clear pools, rivers and waterfalls.
After our miracle find, we went into overdrive, full throttle so to speak. Slow figures of eight, and idling along in first gear no longer could get us where we needed to go. We have three main reasons to gear up and go - "balls to the wall" as they say. This being our dislike (to place it mildly) for City life/traffic and queues, our intense passion for biking that has become increasingly overwhelming due to the lack of riding space in city life, and our absolute adoration for nature. We longed for open spaces.