Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Drama Repeats at the Trans Baviaans Repeat

Trans Baviaans founder Wikus van der Walt in action on the Momsen Vipa Ultra. Van der Walt and Sharples completed the event in a time of 13 hours and 23 minutes. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The Trans Baviaans Repeat is the second edition of the famous 230 kilometre long ultra-endurance race through the Baviaanskloof. Taking place the weekend after the Race, on Saturday the 18thof August, the Repeatmay lack an elite field but it more than makes up for that with an exceptional spirit among the riders and their supporters.   For the second weekend in ...

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MTB routes sure to impress at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Mountain bikers enjoying the spectacular MTB trails with amazing views at the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge. Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain bikers taking part in the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018 can look forward to a MTB experience like no other.   The action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on the Saturday (15 September).    “The source of much excitement, the ...

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Origin Of Trails’ Long Route boasts 18.5km of spectacular single track

Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Taking place at the Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 24 November 2018 the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience Long Route will boast a spectacular +-55km-58km Stage OneRoute that features an impressive 1550m vertical ascent.   “Stage Oneof the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience Long Route is ideal for mountain bikers that are accustomed to spending time in the saddle,” ...

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SA titles add spice to tactical Breede Marathon


Robertson – Despite confronting the reality of a low river, a big field of paddlers will contest the 51st edition of the Breede River Canoe Marathon this weekend, with the added lure of national title up for grabs as the event doubles as the SA K2 River Championships. Earlier in the week the race organisers made the call to race ...

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Mandela Day MTB Dash more than just a race for the elites


WHILE some of the country’s top riders are fighting for the prestigious Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash title on the mountain biking trails around the Mandela Capture Site in Lions River on Saturday, the future of SA cycling will also be on display at the event. In April 2017 the current KZN Cycling Development programme was launched with the support ...

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Aramex SA joins the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Mountain bikers enjoying the 2017 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience MTB routes.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stillwater Sports, the organizers of South Africa’s premier 2-day MTB experience, the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience, are proud to welcome Aramex SA as the courier partner of the 2018 event.   “We are excited to welcome Aramex to the 2018 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “A leading global provider, Aramex encouragescreativity, innovation ...

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‘The Rock’ 3-Stage Mountain-Bike route unveiled


The route for Paarl’s biggest mountain-bike stage race has been unveiled and presents a genuinely unequalled off-road journey over some of the finest mountain-bike terrain in the country. “The Rock” Stage Race, in partnership with Paarlberg BMW, takes place over the weekend of 28-30 September 2018 with lots of entertainment and fun activities to cater for mountain-bikers and trail runners ...

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