The annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge is taking place at George in the Southern Cape on Saturday.

It is a wheelchair race exclusively for disabled athletes who compete in racing wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, hand cycles, basketball chairs and ordinary wheelchairs.

[WATCH] 17th Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge brings riders to George

Organisers say they expect about 800 athletes from all nine provinces and countries such as Namibia, Zimbabwe and Ghana to participate.

The future of the event was in the scales when it was cancelled last year due to lack of sponsorship, but through the assistance of local businesses, residents and other benefactors, it eventually took place in September.

Athletes like Ernst van Dyk, Pieter du Preez, Stuart McCreadie and RSG presenter Martelize Brink are among the competitors.