Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Enter now for the Ride2Nowhere

Image: Erik Kleinhans by R Voges

(McGregor) – Entries are open for the three-day Ride2Nowhere taking place from 7 to 9 September. Now in its seventh year, the event is a firmly established favourite on the South African stage-racing calendar and promises to once again deliver the ‘real mountain biking’ goods.   “The village of McGregor is central to the event,” says Erik Kleinhans, who won ...

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2018 Greyt Escape Route Revealed

The region is filled with iconic climbs; like the UFO, Maermanskloof, the Bakenskop Cobra, Davey’s Sprocket and Rocky Horror climbs, all of which have been included in the 2018 Greyt Escape Route. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Greyton, one of the Western Cape’s best loved mountain biking meccas, plays host to the Greyt Escape three day mountain bike stage race from the 15th to the 17th of June 2018. While there can be no question that any event based in Greyton will boast fantastic routes the local knowledge of route director, Andrew White, assisted by iMTB Africa’s, ...

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Ariane Lüthi hosts technical training ride for Anna Foundation ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Five-times ABSA Cape Epic winner, Ariane Luthi, shared her skills and experience with children from the Anna Foundation yesterday in Stellenbosch.

Cape Town, 2 March 2018: World-class mountain biker, Ariane Lüthi shared her experience with ten young mountain-bikers from the Anna Foundation at a technical training session prior to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch yesterday.   The Swiss superstar is a multiple winner of the most grueling mountain bike stage races in the world, including the ABSA Cape ...

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Entries Open for Condensed Cradle Traverse Experience

The final stage, which also forms part of the Two Day Experience, takes in the beautiful Kingskloof mountain bike trails. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Glacier Cradle Traverse – which is set to take place in Muldersdrift, Gauteng – from the 6 to 8 April, has added a two-day event option for riders who cannot attend the first day of the race on Friday. The two-day event will run concurrently with the three-day event, along the same routes, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 ...

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Entries open for 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush

Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent 5-7 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Great Trek 9-11 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush 2 Day 13-14 October 2018

On 1 March, entries will open for the 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush. Riders can enter any one of the three events; the Descent, Great Trek and original 2 Day. Last year all three events saw record numbers bombing down the best trails that KwaZulu-Natal can offer.  Winner of the 2017 men’s race, Matthys Beukes, called the Descent “an amazing ...

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Van Musschenbroek ready to fire in Tour of Good Hope

ProTouch’s Myles van Musschenbroek will be looking to rectify last year’s one-second loss when he competes in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in and around Paarl from Monday to Friday. Photo: Robert Ward

With a one-second flashback burning in his mind, Myles van Musschenbroek is fired up to make a statement when the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope gets under way in Paarl on Monday.   South Africa’s premier stage road race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, will take riders through a total of 491km in and around the Western ...

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What to expect at the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge 2018

With the MTB Challenge taking place on Saturday, 3 March we chatted to designer Meurant Botha on his thoughts about the course and any last minute advice.

(Thursday, 1 March 2018) In keeping with tradition, the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s Lifecycle Week kicks off with the Mountain Bike (MTB) Challenge. The 2018 instalment takes place this coming Saturday, 3 March and once again offers trails for all MTB skill and fitness levels, designed by legendary Stellenbosch course designer, Meurant Botha.   Meurant says riders can expect dusty ...

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Young African talent aim to shine in Paarl

Ethiopian Redwan Salih will be part of the World Cycling Centre Africa team which will compete in the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in and around Paarl, starting on Monday. Photo: Supplied

The cream of Africa’s young cycling talent will be on show when South Africa’s premier stage road race, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, unfolds in and around Paarl from Monday to Friday.   Presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, the week will see the World Cycling Centre Africa team striving to demonstrate their skills in the 491km ...

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Weiss & Burger in for Durban Ultra title crack

Current XTERRA World Champion Brad Weiss will add to the already stellar field when he lines up on the start line of the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this Sunday. Johan Badenhorst/Gameplan Media

Durban – As the already impressive field of elite men athletes continues to improve, 2017 XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss and 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra winner JP Burger have both lodged eleventh hour entries for the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this weekend. The 2018 edition of the Durban Ultra will double as the South African Long Distance Triathlon Championships and ...

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