Back in 2004, David took 42-days to run the 2,300-kilometre distance between Paarl to Pietermaritzburg. Sandwiched between the Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades, David had plenty of time to think. He decided that the route would be more feasible by bike and thus the Freedom Trail, an expedition mountain biking route, was created. Where the Freedom Challenge is an event held during winter, the Trail can be toured at any time of year. In his spare time David farms outside Wellington and he organises the Freedom Challenge, a race he founded.