- - “Don’t Look Back”: Bikepacking the "Rhino Run" Across South Africa and Namibia

“Don’t Look Back”: Bikepacking the “Rhino Run” Across South Africa and Namibia

The Rhino Run is a 2,750-kilometer bikepacking race that starts in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, and ends in Windhoek, Namibia. There are no aid stations, route markings, backup vehicles, or support along the way. The challenging route traverses some of the most impressive and unforgiving landscapes in South Africa, including the Cederberg and the Tankwa Karoo, and once riders hit Namibia, they traverse the Namib Desert and route D707, which is dubbed “Namibia’s Dream Road.

Supported by Curve Cycling, Don’t Look Back is a film from Rae Trew-Browne/Outlaw Media that follows a handful of the riders at the inaugural Rhino Run in 2022.

It is a story of grit, perseverance, and the resolve to never give up.

The inaugural edition of the race featured an impressive international field of ultra-distance riders.

Would the newcomers have what it takes to challenge the more established riders?

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