■ The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter, a seven-day, 614km race, will be part of a drive to support Africa Foundation. The event begins in Knysna on Sunday February 4, and ends in Franschhoek on Saturday February 10. The charity arm of luxury safari lodge owner, And Beyond, the Africa Foundation’s objective is to empower, in various ways, the communities that surround the reserves where And Beyond operates. The fund-raising target for this event is R25 000. Pictured is a rider taking part in the 2017 Liberty TransCape MTB encounter.