Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

100 Miles of Overberg Winter Splendour Await at Around the Pot

The use of gravel bikes is encouraged by Petrichor Adventures in the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler. Photo by

The second edition of the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, takes place on Saturday the 21stof July from Swellendam, in the heart of the Overberg. Limited entries to the race, which also offers 60 and 25 mile distances, are still available for riders looking to experience the splendour of the region for themselves from the saddle of a ...

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Cooke and van der Merwe clinch the Momentum BIG5 Challenge titles in Knysna

pic credit Lisa Leslie Photography_Keegan Cooke MTB (no 29645)_

Sunday 8 July. Winners of the 9th edition of the Momentum BIG5 Challenge were decided yesterday at the Momentum Knysna Half Marathon finish line, with Keegan Cooke (accumulative time of 7:25:07) and Vicky van der Merwe (8:20:54) taking first place overall in the men’s and women’s events respectively. Cape Town’s Dean Hopf was second (7:48:58) and Richard Alan Lawrie third ...

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Sho Madjozi set to celebrate Women’s Day at the Totalsports Women’s Race JHB

South African rapper and poet, Sho Madjozi will entertain thousands of runners and walkers at the Totalsports Women’s Race at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown) on Thursday, 09 August 2018 (National Women’s Day).
Seen here:  Sho Madjozi.  Photo Credit:  Garth Von Glehn

South African rapper and poet, Sho Madjozi will entertain thousands of runners and walkers at the Totalsports Women’s Race at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown) on Thursday, 09 August 2018 (National Women’s Day).  “It’s the freedom that I feel while performing that attracts me to this profession,” admits Madjozi.  “My job is to be creative and to make people happy.  I ...

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Berg stepping into a new dawn in 2018


Paarl – As the 57th edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon dawns, organisers, paddlers and supporters are excited by the new team format that has been adopted for the four day odyssey from Paarl to Velddrif from 11-14 July. The two-paddler team format that has been introduced in 2018 follows the trend of mountain bike and adventure racing stage ...

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Enter now for the JBay Triple Crown


Innovative new Strava Challenge set to build even more hype around already popular mountain bike event   The ‘JBay Triple Crown’ is an exciting new development by the organisers of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic, which forms part of the JBay Winterfest this July.   The challenge – as the name suggests – is made up of three separate Strava ...

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Last chance to enter Ride2Nowhere


There are less than a 100 entries left in the very limited-entry Ride2Nowhere three-day stage race, which takes place around the charming town of McGregor from 7 to 9 September. The event – which features various options across the three days, with a short (40km) and long (60km) option per day as well as solo and team categories for mixed, ...

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Global leader in component design headed to SA

Controltech Bikes Tux Compact road bar LR

South African company Positive Sports Solutions has continued its expansion into bringing top-quality bicycle products to the country following a recent deal with Controltech Bikes.   Based in the Pacific Northwest in the United States, Controltech has distributors around the globe and now, thanks to this latest development, its highly rated bicycle components will be available to SA consumers.   ...

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What to expect – a route review from the trail builder

Some quick insights from master route-builder Con Viljoen

  The Ride2Nowhere is a very special opportunity to explore this remote region of the cape on a mountain bike, by getting access to routes and trails you wouldn’t on any other day. The riding is typically ‘Karoo’ – more rugged and technical than many of the other more groomed trails that see countless wheels per year. Therein lies the ...

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