Team ready to depart to the start point. (click to expand)
courtesy Onbike FB, SOURCE
Securing the bikes for the road trip to the start point.
courtesy Andy Van der Velde and Heinrich Ungerer, SOURCE
Aron Reynisson from Reykjavik's truck and trailer.
courtesy Onbike / Andy Van der Velde and Heinrich Ungerer, SOURCE
On-route to their Iceland crossing expedition start. Getting last supplies in Akureyri, northern Iceland, tweeted the team yesterday. (click to expand)
courtesy Onbike Twitter, SOURCE
Heads up: Team crossing Iceland on mountain bikes

Posted: Aug 20, 2015 10:13 am EDT

 

(Correne Coetzer) A team of South Africans on mountain bikes, with Icelandic guides and support car, has started an Iceland crossing. They started yesterday on a coast-to-coast route from the Northeast to the Southwest across the Icelandic Highlands; Jökulsárgljúfur National Park to Skógafoss. See their website for the detailed route.

 

Icelandic Aron Reynisson sent over the news about the trip, telling Explorersweb that he is supporting the expedition with his truck and one of his guides is leading it.

 

Two South Africans, Heinrich Ungerer and Sean Disney from the company, ONBIKE, are leading the team of 6 clients. Runar Theodorsson (importer of Giant, Scott and Ibis in Iceland) is the Iceland guide, home team member, Bianca Ungerer told Exweb. She also explained about the type of mountain bikes: Rocky Mountain supplied two demo bikes that is being used by the guides, and the clients are using Giant, Santa Cruz and Rocky Mountain.

 

The team plans to cover a total distance of 490 kilometers / 304 miles with a maximum altitude of 1150 meters / 3773 feet. Max daily distance: 87 km / 54 miles.

 

 

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