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The Woodlands MTB Cycle Challenge

Riders flying through the new single track section of the Woodland s MTB Cycle Challenge - Phot Dawie Blaauw

Woodlands MTB Cycle Challenge will be held on the 1st of November as a substitute to the cancelled OFM/Mangaung MTB Race in and around the Woodlands Wildlife Estate. Earlier this year the news broke that OFM pulled out of the OFM/Manuang Classic and the mountain bike races the Saturday prior to the classic. This would mean one of the biggest ...

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Khwela nervous ahead of Ozzie Gladwin portage tester

EuroSteel's Sbonelo Khwela anxiously awaits this year's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, as he prepares for the early season portage test the race presents. = Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon K2 champion Sbonelo Khwela will start as a popular favourite for this year’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November, but openly admits that he is well short of his best form when running with a boat. The 26 year-old EuroSteel athlete is arguably the best in the business ...

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Ozzie Gladwin offers big cash incentives

Elite paddlers have welcomed the conformation of R67 000 in prize money for the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane SuperSpar, on the 9th of November  - Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – As a key seeding and form barometer for the Dusi Canoe Marathon the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, on Sunday 9 November is dangling a substantial prize pool carrot of R67 000 to the region’s top river paddlers. The prestigious 26km race is widely regarded as the first serious gauge of form for the summer ...

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Spioenkop site of Berg & Bush battle

Participants in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush two-day race took on a “race within a race” during the Subaru Battle of Spioenkop in the Central Drakensberg on October 18. Photo: Nik Muzik

Spioenkop was the site of a skirmish of a different sort as mountain bikers vied for victory in the inaugural Subaru Battle of Spioenkop during the FedGroup Berg & Bush stage race in the Central Drakensberg earlier this month. A few hardy souls in the two-day event soldiered their way up the 1.44km climb as they took on the optional ...

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Dramatic start to Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™

Third place lady, Takalani Ndandani at race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ Long Course. Image by Pat Black.

It was a stormy start to this year’s Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted almost 700 runners to kick things off in dramatic fashion. As usual there were three races at Hennops River, the regular long and short courses as well as a stand-alone, longer XL of 20km. The XL saw one of the most ...

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Series champions crowned at final DualX event

Photo Marike Cronje ZCMC

This weekend saw the fourth and final round of the inaugural Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro Series conclude at the Van Gaalen Cheese farm outside Hartebeespoortdam. In a show of dominance Brand du Plessis managed a flawless four out of four victories, clinching the undisputed series title, and in the women’s race it was Time Freight VeloLife’s Carla ...

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City cycling sensation heads for Durban Promenade

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The Engen Cycle in the City sensation that has taken the local road cycling world by storm will host its final leg in Durban – the heart of the Zulu Kingdom on the 8th of November. With the new festival style criterium event, riders and crowds can enjoy a safe and entertaining experience on their city streets. The Cycle in the ...

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