Recce Mission Services

  • Medics : Medical support is provided along the routes, including event emergency 4×4 and other vehicles equipped with satellite phones. During day-time a chopper will also be available and used for emergency evacuations. Medics would also be placed along the routes at strategic points to facilitate the rapid deployment to a casualty scene. However, Recce Mission supply lines are approximately 300 km with limited or no GSM coverage in mostly hostile terrain that is inaccessible for normal vehicles. It might take time for medics to perform a casevac.
  • Transport to Highland Gate : Local mini-bus taxi service also available from Dullstroom to Highland Gate from 06h00 on Saturday at a nominal fee. Complementary Recce Mission shuttle service available from the FINISH at Fort Mission race village in Dullstroom to the START at Highland Gate on an hourly basis from 11h00 for vehicle collection.
  • Physi: Physios would be available at certain TBs and at the Finish.
  • Water Points : Most of the checkpoints will be manned and some will also serve as water points. All TB’s are also water points and might offer any of the following: food, fruits, sweets and hydration.
  • Mechanical Support : Tiffies will be available on D-Day from 08h00 until the start of the MTB Mission for last minute emergency repairs. They will also provide mechanical support at most TBs. MTB riders should however ensure that they have most critical spares and repair kits with them, also providing basic chain lube (sponsored by Smooth), tubeless plugs and chain links for emergencies free of charge. Tyres, tubeless sealant, chains and other components will be available at Cycle Mobile fees payable on the spot.
  • Container Trucks / Trailers : These would be used to transfer ammo crates to and from the TBs.
  • Sweep vehicles : Sweep vehicles would be available for collecting riders and trail runners that quit the race. Due to the difficult terrain, these vehicles would only be available at TBs and certain CPs.
  • Traffic Control : The Recce Mission and Jammie events do not cross national or provincial roads. No marshalling takes place along the various routes – riders and trail runners must at all time obey traffic rules to ensure their own safety along the routes.

The organizers of the Recce Mission are not linked with the following services provided by independent 3rd parties. Any queries must be dealt with directly with these independent service providers.

  • TV Coverage
  • Photographers
  • Rider, trail runner and MTB transport to and from ORT (Johannesburg) and Highland Gate, Dullstroom
  • MTB transport to and from Pretoria / Johannesburg and Highland Gate, Dullstroom, as well as between Fort Highland Recce Base and Kloof Temporary Base (TB1), the end of the trail marathon on the Dual Mission.