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Qualified Recce operators that finish the Recce Mission receive a Recce Mission dogtag that contains the unique number engraved on their personal Special Forces Operator's Badges.

Finishers of each of the Recce Mission events that have already received a unique numbered dogtag might hand back their Recce Mission dogtag for a dogtag with a duplicated unique number already been issued to that participant.

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The concept of entry to High Rouleurs Society Hall of Fame is simple - ride a bicycle until you reach 10,000 vertical metres (32,809 feet). The Recce Rouleurs will comply with ‘The Journey’ and ‘The Limit’ guidelines of the High Rouleur’s Society.

The Jammie route will be a test of character. Some will stop for a moment to enjoy the views, others will focus on their own survival  and mission.

The Light Duty route can be completed by most trail runners - to Conquer it, all you need to do is Dare entering the event.

The never say die attitude permeates through everything we do.

RECCE MISSION DOGTAG...

Those that conquer the Recce Mission will become the proud owners of the stainless steel Recce Mission dogtag

Not everybody will conquer the Recce Mission. Those that do not finish it be classified as ‘Jammies’; most of these will keep trying until they become the proud owners of the coveted Recce Mission dogtag!

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MOUNTAIN BIKING 

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Mission riders will experience exhilarating downhills and challenging climbs - for most these will become monsterous as the event progresses. There will be many obstacles along the route to overcome and to complete your mission.

The non-technical Jammie route will be epic - it will take rider to places that they have never visited before...

Riders participating in the Light Duty will have a MTB classic experience - is this the perfect route? The Civvy race will only be fun for all that participate.

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Mission runners will explore endless mountain and river tracks along the eastern escarpment. For some the numerous waterfalls along the route will be a valuable source of water, for others it might be just one too many challenge to overcome.

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Each Recce Mission finisher receives a uniquely numbered Special Forces style Recce Mission polished stainless steel dogtags. Similar to the Special Forces Operators Badge, this number can only be issued once to a Recce Mission finishers.

The winners for the MTB Mission and the Trail Mission also receive a golden Recce dogtag.

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Uniquely numbered Special Forces Operator Badge

  • Civvie: 25 km | 500 m

  • Light Duty: 60 km | 1200 m

  • Jammie: 120 km | 2000 m | ~10 hrs

  • Mission: 220 km | 4000 m | 24 hrs

  • Civvy: 10 km | 250 m 

  • Light Duty: 28 km | 1000 m

  • Jammie: 60 km | 1500 m | ~10 hrs

  • Mission: 100 km | 3000 m | 25 hrs

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  • Recce Journey: 420 km | 10000 m | 36 hrs (Sleep allowed)

  • Recce Limit: 420 km | 10000 m | 48 hrs (No sleep allowed)

The Recce Rouleurs do not cater for ‘normal’ athletes. This single stage Mountain Bike challenge will be physically demanding, the route mentally perhaps undoable.

 

The Recce Rouleurs will arguably be one of the toughest MTB challenges ever attempted. It will be brutal on riders’ legs and upper bodies while 36 hours or more of non-stop riding will take its toll.

TRAIL RUNNING

RECCE ROULEURS

RESUPPLY ZONES (TBs)

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Riders and trail runners will be entirely dependent on getting food and hydration supplies at these points. As some, or most riders and trail runners, will be out on the route for close to 24 hours they can expect the following supplies along the route:

  • Food: Chips, baby potatoes, soup & bread, vetkoek and jaffels
  • Fruits & Vegs: Bananas and/or oranges
  • Sweets: Jelly Babies, Jelly Beans & Bar Ones
  • Hydration: Water & Cold Drinks
  • Energy: PVM Octane Powder, PVM Octane Gel and PVM Energy Bar (originally developed for the Recces)
  • Finish: Recce meal, Recce Craft Beer, PVM Energy & Protein Recovery Drinks

Routes will not pass through any local villages as these have all recently been captured by enemy forces. Riders and trail runners will not pass through other establishments along the route but will encounter LPs (Local Population); while these are mainly expected to be friendly, in some areas LPs might be hostile.

The Recce Mission will have several re-supply zones along the route. These are located at TBs (Temporary Bases), as well as at some CPs (Check Points).

Participants will also cross numerous rivers and creeks, pass by endless fountains and other sources of water...

Finishing the Recce Rouleurs will be the Honoris Crux or Medal of Honour of mountain biking while those that fail might feel they need a Purple Heart!

"The Recce Rouleurs is the EVEREST of mountainbiking... Yes, it will be difficult but it can be done. At some point your mind will play tricks on you and your body will go on auto-pilot; at other times your body will shut down and your mind will carry you through."