And so it begins. The online call to entry for Honda Quest 2021 has officially closed.
Hundreds of entries were received from all over the country and were of a very high standard. The panel of selectors from Specialised Adventures were then tasked with narrowing down the group to just 30 adventurous semi-finalists.
The semi-finalists were chosen on various selection criteria which included their skills and conditioning levels.
Applicants were asked to submit a motivation on why they should be chosen as a participant in Quest 2021 as well as rate themselves on the following criteria:
- Technical riding skill level
- Endurance riding
- Sand riding skill level
- Fitness level
Quest is by far one of the most demanding off road riding events in South Africa, and anyone who is not well skilled and in superb physical condition will not be able to withstand the harsh conditions of this adventure.
What happens next?
The 30 semi-finalists will attend the Honda Quest Boot Camp from 12-14 October 2021 which will be held at the beautiful Kaleo Guest farm nestled at the Southern end of the picturesque Cederberg Mountains where they will be put through their paces.
Over the 3 days, the Specialised Adventures Crew will test the semi-finalists to get a sense of their attitudes, characters and of course skills in handling an adventure bike safely in varying and trying terrain. The selectors will be looking for true adventurers who share a genuine love of exploring the great wilderness trails far off the beaten tracks.
These 30 individuals who are willing to put aside their worlds for a brief time to live an adventure and hopefully be chosen as one of the 14 finalists who will be swinging a leg astride one of the finest adventure bikes; the legendary Honda CRF 1100 Africa Twin and taking part in the final of Honda Quest True Adventure 2021. A ride that will take them to iconic desert spaces that are as beautiful and special as they are challenging, remote and sparsely populated.
It should prove to be a nervous wait for the 30 as the finalists will be announced on October 18, 2021, with the Honda Quest True Adventure taking place from 1-10 November 2021.
To find out who the semi-finalists are visit www.quest-trueadventure.com
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*The safety of our guests is paramount and Honda Motor Southern Africa and Specialised Adventures will take all the necessary precautions at all Quest events to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
We request that semi-finalists and finalists adhere to all safety rules and regulations as outlined by the South African Government, Disaster Management Act.
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 we humbly request that participants (if selected to attend the bootcamp and final event) who experience symptoms associated with Covid-19 namely fever, cough, sore throat, redness of eyes or shortness of breath (or difficulty in breathing); body aches, loss of smell or loss of taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue, weakness or tiredness refrain from attending the bootcamp and final event.