Steam Train Challenge 2018

The idea for the Steam Train Challenge came about when Pieter van Wyk, ex-route designer for the Cape Epic and native of Wellington (Western Cape), saw the railway line navigating the breath-taking scenery between Wellington and Ceres.  Being an avid mountain biker himself and a respected route designer, he decided that this could be the perfect place to host a “train race”.  It reminded him of his student years and the endless enjoyment that the Great Train Race between Port Elizabeth and Loerie provided to relay teams, racing the narrow-gauge Apple Express steam train.