Dashing through the desert every December
10 December 2018 | Sports
Bertus Calitz of the Prostat 4-man team, leading a group of cyclists to the last water point. Photo Otis Finck
Adéle Conradie and Vicki Vosloo came 3rd in the 2-person event for ladies. This is the second time they participated. Photo Daniël Conradie
The four EpieQ ladies Lelane van Wyk, Lindie Loock, Charmaine Grobler and Mayvonne Swart, took second spot. Photo Leandrea Louw
Francie Gerber greets her husband Frans Anthonie Gerber with a kiss. Photo Leandrea Louw
Guan’s Packaging, a Walvis Bay-based company entered one four men and two mixed teams. Photo Otis Finck
Motivation at the Cymot halfway mark - more than 200 vehicles and 500 people. Photo Albe Botha
Team Hollard - Martin Freyer and Richard Simpson. Photo Leandrea Louw
Getting ready for the big send off. Photo Yolanda Nel
And they're off! More than a thousand cyclists participated in this year's Nedbank Desert Dash. Photo Yolanda Nel
Desert Dash multiple solo male winner, Konny Looser (middle) with Team Gondwana, who crossed the finish line within split seconds of each other. Photo Leandrea Louw
Desert Dash 2018 female solo winner Rebecca Robisch. Photo Otis Finck
Team Beauty and the Bean, Christiaan and Silke Bean, won the mixed 2-persons category. Photo Leandrea Louw
Pictured FLRT are 4-person team Nicolas le Roux, Talita Wassenaar, Udo Kleyenstuber and Dirk van Niekerk. Photo Michelle le Roux
Richard Botha manning a drone at the halway point on Friday night. Photo Albe Botha
Volker Seiler and Nicole van Tonder putting green stickers onto bikes at the final water point as riders arrive en route to the finishing line. Photo Otis Finck.
The Walvis Bay Marine Engineering team heading for the finishing point. Photo Otis Finck.
With participants from 13 countries from around the world and more than a thousand cyclists participating in one of the most gruelling endurance events covering 369km of the formidable Namib Desert, this year’s Nedbank Desert Dash was a resounding success. More than 60% of the entrants for were local, while the rest consisted of 311 South African and 69 cyclists from another 12 countries, including Germany, Austria, Canada, USA, France and Luxembourg, as well as 80-year old Namibian, Bill Jooste who competed for the 8th time this year.Whatsapp a 30-second video of the Desert Dash to 081 170 0040, and you stand the chance of winning N$1 000. Enter until Thursday at midnight. The winner will be announced in next Sunday's edition of Windhoek Express and Erongo. In the meantime, keep an eye on Erongo and WE's Facebook pages for entries already received.