This past Saturday marked the start of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa, one of the largest, most challenging mountain bike races in the world. 
A serious challenge for even the most avid cyclists, this eight day, seven stage race traverses over 680km and climbs nearly 14,000m.
 
Last year, Tom partnered with legendary, World Champion mountain biker, Thomas Frischnecht to take on the adventure. This year, Tom partners with Rafiki from Team Rwanda. Tom was honored as the celebrity speaker at the race kick off celebrations.