Burg Wheelers Road Race
Not so long ago, I had the amazing pleasure of heading into the beautiful KZN Midlands, to cover the Compendium Burg Wheelers Road Race that was held on the Kakloof Road in Howick.
An event that is traditionally held this time of the year, as a warm up for the riders heading down to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, it was a great opportunity to see how prepared they were for the event.
The weather couldn't of been more on point; Sun out, nice and cool and not a breath of wind, an absolute contrast to the afternoon before where the heavens opened and created a mud festival nightmare for the organisers. A glorious sunrise greeted all riders that arrived early for registration, some even grabbing a coffee and relaxing to take it all in.
It was great to see and feel so much excitement from all the participants for the event.
Riders came from all over to take part in the beautiful race; even as far as the North West, thats dedication!
For the Elite riders, the racing was intense from the start. Was full gas all the way, with was a bonus for me as I got to capture some awesome facial expressions! Also luckily for me, the main 80km event, was 2 laps of the same route, which gave me more than 1 opportunity to grab a shot or 2 of the riders!
It was not all pain, sweat and gears, a lot of more social riders came out and smiled and joked all the way home! was awesome to see so many people having such fun on their bikes.
A massive well done to all the participants, winners and especially the organisers for pulling off an amazing event! was such a pleasure photographing it and I look forward to it again next year.
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