Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

McGregor settles scores on final day of SA Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké hung on to win the Men's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Sunday. Louis Hattingh/
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Pietermaritzburg – Hank McGregor evened the scores with Andy Birkett on the final day of the SA Flatwater Marathon Canoeing Championships held at Camps Drift when he and his partner Jasper Mocké prevailed to win the men’s K2 title in a tense end sprint with Birkett and Jean van der Westhuyzen. In a thrilling climax to the two days of ...

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Viaene claims SA Waveski title

SA Waveski Open Champion Bruce Viaene on his way to taking the title in Jeffery's Bay this past weekend. Bruce Travenor/
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Jeffery’s Bay – Spectators and competitors were treated to a spectacle of waveski surfing during the 2017 SA Waveski Championships in Jeffery’s Bay this past weekend with Bruce Viaene taking home the overall honours. Waves where plentiful for the for the full three days of surfing as contestants battled it out in the surf and the quality of surfing has ...

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Big Box supports W2W in a big way

As keen mountain bikers, the Directors of Big Box Containers are proud to continue supporting the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events in more “exciting ways” than one.  In addition to logistical support in terms of container
offices and stores, and donating a 12m container to Cape Trails, Big Box also ran a fun competition where one luck team of mountain bikers could win an entry into the 2017 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Husband and wife duo Deon and Melanie Brenner are the lucky winners of the Big Box competition.   Seen here (from left to right):  Willie Ward (Director of Big Box Containers), Melanie and Deon Brenner and Jasper Coetzee (Managing Director of Big Box Containers).

As keen mountain bikers, the Directors of Big Box Containers are proud to continue supporting the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events in more “exciting ways” than one. Founded in Cape Town in 1997, Big Box Containers is a leading provider of high-quality new and used shipping containers. Although primarily a container rental company, Big Box also sells and converts ...

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Marais & Bergstrom should wrap up Quattro ROAG Series titles

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Stuart Marais and Natalie Bergstrom will both be hoping to wrap up the R25 000 first prizes for the Quattro ROAG Mountain Bike Series this weekend at the aQuelle Harburg Tour de Kranz. Marais and Bergstrom are both on the verge of confirming themselves as KZN’s top-performing riders this year and at the Tour de Kranz on Saturday they could ...

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YBIKE teams up with the Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Junior MTB enthusiasts will be able to ‘test their balance’ with YBIKE at the 3rd annual Fedhealth Kids MTB Events that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 September 2017.  On event day YBIKE will have a fun and challenging Balance Bike Obstacle Course designed to replicate what you would find out on the MTB trails.  Obstacles will include:  a rock garden, balance beam and see-saw to mention just a few.  The obstacles are fun, but functional as they hone the child's skill and overall control of the bike.  Seen here:  A junior mountain biker testing his skill on a YBIKE.

Franschhoek –Junior MTB enthusiasts will be able to ‘test their balance’ with YBIKE at the 3rd annual Fedhealth Kids MTB Events that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 September 2017. According to Stephen Wiggill of YBIKE South Africa, YBIKEs provide children with the opportunity to learn the art of balance. “They also help with coordination ...

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Road closures implemented for Cycle4Cansa

Organisers have announced road closures to enhance rider safety at the 20th Bestmed Cycle4Cansa event this weekend. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship operations manager Darren Herbst confirmed partial road closures would be implemented to enhance rider safety during the event’s road races at Sun City on Sunday. He said the 103km and 70km events got under way from 6.30am and that a section of the R510, between the R556 and Monnakato, would subsequently be closed between 6am and 12pm. ...

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Strong SA team named for Worlds

Jenna Ward and Nikki Russell secured their place in the national team to the world championships by winning the Women's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Saturday.
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Pietermaritzburg – After the record-breaking South African flatwater marathon championships held at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend, Canoeing South Africa has announced a team of 73 boats to compete at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and Masters Cup events at the same Camps Drift venue from 4 to 12 September. With all the fancied paddlers securing their ...

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Masango using MTB Dash to prepare for World Champs

The RMB Change a Life rider Sthembiso Masango will be using the Mandela Day Marathon's MTB Dash as his final race before the UCI XCO World Championships.  Anthony Grote /
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Pietermaritzburg – The Mandela Day MTB Dash could provide a perfect send off to Sthembiso Masango before he heads over to Perth, Australia to represent South Africa at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships early next month. The 42km event on Saturday, August 26, will provide Masango with a perfect opportunity for a final hard race before he boards the ...

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Cape Trails continue to broaden their horizons at FNB Wines2Whales

Cape Trails, the famous route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are further expanding their skill set by attending a two week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the
Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).   Seen here:  The four members of Cape Trails enjoying the first week of their bike mechanic training programme that was hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).

Cape Trails, the famous route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are further expanding their skill set by attending a two week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN). A SMME with the key objective to build and maintain MTB trails, Cape Trails have been building the FNB W2W MTB Routes since ...

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