The adventure started with a 15-hour road trip from Cape Town to Lesotho intercepted with a quick overnight stop in Nieu-Bethesda, a quaint little artist’s town in the Eastern Cape. The moment we crossed the border over to Lesotho, the landscape started changing and so did the weather. Welcomed by heavy rain clouds it wasn’t long until the heavens opened, and dusty roads turned into red clay. Our destination was Roma Trade Post, a place that has its origin in the early 20th century where John Thomas Thorn started trading commodities and later added a guesthouse for the passing tradesman. The perfect base camp for a mountain bike event with loads of space to accommodate 40 odd riders and bikes.
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