Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Second Torpedo swimrun a great success

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(Cape Town. 20 November). The second Torpedo SwimRun yesterday saw a field of over 100 two-person teams negotiate multiple run and swim segments from Sandy Bay to Clifton 4th beach in Cape Town. The natural beauty of the course, located on the Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard, is resulting in the race fast becoming an iconic event for both serious athletes ...

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Bottomless Coffee set to perform at BUCO Origin Of Trails

Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017.  “Our music can be best described as Modern Folk-Rock, with a dash of blues and a sprinkle of African,” says Esté Rabé.  “We have performed at a few mountain bike races and are really excited to perform at the BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Mountain bikers are amazing people.  We've also found that mountain bikers are often really interested in the "finer" things in life, which obviously includes music (and coffee).  This results in a beautiful synergy between a race and a performance.  The audience can expect loads of energy, interesting instruments, foot-tapping and heartfelt songs and a festive atmosphere.”

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) –Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017. Started in 2010, Bottomless Coffee Band consists of husband and wife multi-instrumentalist Folk Rock Duo, Esté and Lourens Rabé. “To summarize how the band got its name, Lourens ...

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Entries Open for 2018 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Challenge

Entries to the 2018 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge open on Tuesday 21 November at 12:00. Entries are available online at Photo by

Entries to one of the iconic one day events on the Western Cape mountain biking calendar, the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge open today at 12:00. The 2018 event will take place on Saturday the 29th of September with title sponsors, Ladismith Cheese, and organisers, Dryland Event Management, adding a festive race village and a trail run to the ...

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Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

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Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters dominated the 60km opening day ...

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Seyffert, Kachelhoffer rekindle partnership for Paarl race

Pieter Seyffert (left) and Hanco Kachelhoffer, of Ellsworth-ASG, will be back to defend their title in the two-day Sanlam MTB Invitational race starting at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on Saturday. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite not having ridden together this year, Pieter Seyffert and Hanco Kachelhoffer will still make a formidable team when they defend their title in the Sanlam MTB Invitational near Paarl this weekend. The two-day race, which starts at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, will have the Paarl Mountain as a key feature on both the 60km and 40km stages. Seyffert, who won ...

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Is the new face of 24/7, Puma’s new men’s training campaign

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Today global sports brand PUMA launches their “24/7” campaign, the brand’s newest performance proposition for men, featuring Lewis Hamilton. As the newest addition to the PUMA family, the four-time FIA Formula One™ World Champion will spearhead the Men’s Training Business, beginning with the 24/7 marketing campaign, which redefines the brand’s performance philosophy in a time when workouts are no longer ...

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