Riding responsibly

Anywhere a vehicle can go in Lesotho is deemed to be a public road. Competitors are urged to consider that they are on such public roads and to exercise caution whilst traversing them. Whilst the organizers have taken every reasonable precaution to ensure the closure of these roads, to advise local population of the event and to mark and marshal such roads, the absence of traffic, carts, animals and pedestrians etc. on these roads cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, competitors must be vigilant at all times with regard to racing through villages and on public roads. Competitors must keep to the left on all road sections. Competitors must consider all roads to be open to traffic and pedestrians for the duration of the event. Likewise, competitors are reminded of their responsibility for the behaviour of their service crews and must ensure that they obey all the road rules in Lesotho, particularly with regard to speeding. The speed limit is 50 km/h in rural areas and 80km/h on national roads.

In addition to this we urge riders to please be respectful in all interactions. Some of the villages that you will come across live very simple lives; all they have is their land, livestock and a few possessions. So please, if you come across a ploughed or planted field, make your best effort to avoid the area. If you come across any livestock; cattle, horses, goats etc. please treat them with the due respect.