The Stories

All the Lesotho Sky race stories on one page.

The Lesotho Sky is the small 6 stage stage race over massive mountains on crazy beautiful trails. It is held annually at the start of spring in the high mountains of Lesotho, Africa’s most breathtaking kingdom. Entries are limited to only 100 riders. This keeps the race small and the stoke big. Read all about the Lesotho Sky race stories here on our blog.

  • E-Bike? Yes baby!

    Yes, you can race Lesotho Sky 2019 on an E-bike!   Hate going up, but love coming down? We’ve got good news. After numerous requests, we’ve given in to the growing demand for an e-bike stage race category. Now we know that some of the......

  • Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 6

    Day 6 – Hail To the Howes Today was the best mountain trails I’ve ever been on and the first time this week that I felt one with the bike. I’m surprised that it took me a while to get used to the feel of......

  • Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 6

    Lesotho Sky Day 6 – Rocking Roma We finished the 8th edition of Lesotho Sky on a high, literally. This stage’s route took riders all the way up to the top of Thaba Chitja to ride the most epic contour trails. The first 8km was......

  • Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 5

    Day 5 – The silent trek to Roma Have you noticed how quiet people get when they ride far and long? When they start off, it’s usually in a chatter, but as the road gets longer and the climbs steeper, your bike takes you beyond......

  • Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 5

    Lesotho Sky Day 5 – Malealea to Roma Day 5 was a true old school mountain bike day, with a strong dose of new school right at the end. We found a new route to bring riders into Roma, which included a bit of hike-a-bike......

  • Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 4

    Day 4 – Malealea Monster Where did your bike take you today? Mine took me on an epic roundtrip in Malealea, Lesotho. Today’s route piggybacked on an established Lesotho mountainbike event, called the Malealea Monster.  It’s a 55km route that loops in a figure eight......

  • Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 4

    Lesotho Sky Day 4 – Malealea Monster Today was a big day for Lesotho cycling. Tumelo Makae and Phetetso Monese of Alliance Insurance took their first stage win of the week. It is Makae’s first ever stage win here at Lesotho. Makae was noticeably disappointed......

  • Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 3

    Day 3 – Malealea Loop It was supposed to be a rest day, but it became my toughest day on the bike. The route was awesome and the trails were some of the best I’ve ever ridden, but I just could not get my legs......

  • Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 3

    Lesotho Sky Day 3 – Malealea Loop The third day of Lesotho Sky 2018 was a short and fast-paced day. It suited the XCO riders the best, while old diesel engines huffed and puffed to keep up with the frenetic pace. The route followed existing......

  • Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 2

    Day 2 – Roma to Malealea I knew today was going to take me to a dark place. After 5 hours my body was like: “Dude, you usually get off this thing after 55 minutes and then do some push-ups in the room where the......

  • Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 2

    The Leg Tester – Roma to Malealea The second day of Lesotho Sky 2018 was a real mountain trek over 85km of dirt roads and mountain passes from Roma to Malealea, totalling 2 200m elevation. The leaders stayed together until 10km after the second waterpoint.......

  • Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 1

    Every now and then you find yourself riding on a trail that puts all your worries into perspective, a trail that reminds you of your place in the world, a world beautiful beyond words and as ancient as time itself. This was my day today......

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    Race Report: Lesotho Sky 2018 – Day 1

    The Metolong Loop The 8th edition of Lesotho Sky started with a 60 km route around Roma, totalling 1,523 m elevation. The riders were put through their paces with a route that had something for everyone. Technical climbs with up to 27% gradients, rocky enduro-style......

  • The Mountainbike Kingdom is for everyone

    It was a rainy day, but no amount of rain could have dampened the spirits of each and every rider who took part at the Sky Community Day. With the annual Lesotho Sky stage race happening this week, the Community Day was about giving young......

  • A Day Of Fun For Everyone

    Lesotho Sky COMMUNITY DAY     Come and join us for a day filled with lots of fun & activities for the whole family! The Lesotho Sky COMMUNITY DAY will take place at Roma Trading Post for the first time. We will be hosting several......

  • The Friends of Lesotho Sky

    In a challenging economic climate, no event like ours will survive without the backing of corporate partners. This year is no different. In fact, it is more true than ever. With less than 2 weeks to go before the 8th edition of Lesotho Sky kicks......

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    The Amazing Lesotho Sky Silverback Discount Deal

    With only four weeks to go before the start of the 8th edition of Lesotho Sky, we are extremely proud to announce a brand new collaboration geared to benefit the riders of this year’s race. The trails in Lesotho is notoriously tough on your bike......

  • Lesotho Sky 2018 Route: A brand new adventure

    The all new Lesotho Sky 2018 route forms part of exciting new changes we are implementing to improve the event as a whole. This year. we will base ourselves around our home in the mountains at Roma Trading Post Lodge and for the 8th year......

  • Lesotho Sky 2018 Supporters Package

    Lesotho Sky Supporters Package

    We’ve put together a Lesotho Sky 2018 Supporters Package that consists of two options for your friends or family who want to support you during the race. Camping All Inclusive Price: R5000 Includes single tent, three meals per day, hot showers. No Tent All Inclusive......

  • The heart and soul of the MTB stage race

    At the heart and soul of every stage race lies the tented race village. The intoxicating smells of chain lube, degreasers, sweaty bib shorts and freshly brewed coffee are ingredients for a poem yet to be written. It’s there where we size each other up......