Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Talented young Pretoria cyclist excited at new role

Talented teenage cyclist Azulde Britz is excited at being given the role as an ambassador for Positive Sports Solutions. Picture: Supplied

Pretoria schoolgirl Azulde Britz’s promising career as an all-round cyclist is poised to flourish after she joined Positive Sports Solutions as an ambassador this month.   The Grade 12 Cornwall Hill College pupil, who lives in Irene, is focused on her road cycling career, but is equally adept on the mountain bike and is looking forward to being one of ...

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Origin Of Trails announces Stage One of its Short Route

Mountain Biking enthusiasts enjoying the 2017 Origin Of Trails routes.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The Short Route of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience with kick off at Coetzenburg Sports Fields (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 24 November 2018 with a +-30km Stage One that boasts a 550m vertical ascent.   An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward ...

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Paarlberg BMW joins ‘The Rock’ Trail Fest

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Paarlberg BMW have announced their partnership with The Rock Mountain Bike Stage Race and Trail Fest, which takes place in the bustling Western Cape City of Paarl over the weekend of 28-30 September this year. Paarlberg BMW will be providing all vehicle requirements for the event and will host hospitality areas at the various venues where the festival stops over ...

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Why I am taking on Torpedo SwimRun Wild in September

SwimRun_5086_credit Greg Miller

Torpedo SwimRun Cape in November 2017 was an epic experience for Mark de Klerk and I as open water swimmers. We were not runners  at all, but since SwimRun I have kept up the running, doing the odd 5 or 10kms. We are now amped to take on the Wild version in September, where we will be swimming in rivers, ...

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Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship

CYCLE 4 CANSA NEW SLIDE 2018

The 21st edition of the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA Championship will see the largest field for the past 15 years line up for the annual weekend cycling festival at Sun City at the end of the month. The Bestmed Cycle4CANSA is presented by Optimum Financial Services and hosted by Sun City on 25 and 26 August 2018. The MTB Championship takes place ...

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Stacked Elite Field Prepared to do battle at the Trans Baviaans Race

Gert Heyns will be riding the Trans Baviaans competitively for the first time this year. Photo by Jacques Marais.

On Saturday the 11thof August just over 1 250 riders will line up for the Trans Baviaans Race, in the 15thedition of the toughest team single stage MTB race in the world. Headlining the field are past champions, members of the South African team to the World Marathon Championships and the newly crowned South African marathon champion. Mountain biking fanatics will ...

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Trans Baviaans Founder Makes His Debut in 15th Edition

Here’s the first sneak peek of the all new Momsen Vipa Ultra in its production paint work. Photo by Momsen Bikes.

Wikus van der Walt – the founder of EcoBound Mountain Events, the organisers of the iconic To Hell and Back and Trans Baviaans mountain bike races – will be making his Trans Baviaans debut in the 15thedition of the famous ultra-endurance race, when he rides the Repeaton the 18thof August. To make his traverse of the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site ...

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