It is tradition with the Freedom Challenge Events that there is no medal and no prize money. There is however a very special finishers gift.
- For Freedom Challenge RASA (all the way to Cape Town) – A Traditional Blanket. Perhaps the most coveted mountain biking trophy in the world.
- For Race to Rhodes – A Traditional Shepard’s Whip.
- For the inaugural Race to Cradock it was unveiled to be a Windpomp (Windmill in English).
Race to Cradock traverses the Stormberg section of the Freedom Trail. It crosses multiple sheep, cattle and game farms with resulting crossing of fences and gates. What really grabs the attention though is the arid conditions and the dependency on water as a precious resource. The windpomp is a key feature of the landscape and symbolizes an oasis for animals as much as it does for Freedom riders. What made this windpomp so special is that each rider’s trophy had a special personalized race plate attached. A nice touch to round off a special experience.
Long live the windpomp!