A trend that is taking over the world is bringing extreme sports into the middle of the city. Red Cherry Adventures staged its 2nd running of ICE (INNER CITY ENDURO) to the delight of over 20 000 spectators on the 12th June. The Baakens Valley was transformed with a combination of man-made and natural obstacles with names like Nemos Revenge, Tyre Torture, Boulder Bash and Concrete Chaos – all designed to test the country’s top riders to the limit.
Fifteen of South Africa’s best Extreme Enduro bikers jetted into PE to tackle this 1.2km course and hopefully share in the cash prize of R50 000. 2016 winner Wade Young aboard his new Sherco 300 was one of the favourites but competition in the 2017 event was set to be fast and furious. The likes of Red Bull athlete Brian Capper on his Yamaha, Travis Teasdale on his KTM, Brett Swanepoel (Yamaha), Dwayne Kleynhans (KTM) and others could all take line honours on this tricky technical route.
The format of Last man Standing where each lap the last rider is eliminated is designed purely around enhancing the spectator experience. The restart each lap keeps the riders all together so the bashing of elbows and bars as they fight their way into the first corner at the Log Jam obstacle keeps the excitement at fever pitch.
ICE over the last 2 years has contributed to the removal of tons of waste around Fort Frederick and its surrounds and also with ICE being broadcast across the Supersport channels, the exposure for PE and the inner city is massive.
The ICE road show moves to Durban on 24 Sept and Johannesberg on Nov 12th.
Check out www.innercityenduro.co.za for more info