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Waterberg Encounter offers interesting challenge

Competitors in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter will face a few technical tests on the second stage when the mountain-bike race takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo from Friday to Sunday. Photo: Gerrie Kriel/Twin Productions SA

After a fairly smooth first day, Liberty Waterberg Encounter competitors will face a somewhat more testing second stage when the mountain-bike race takes place from Friday to Sunday.   The third event in the annual Encounter Series will be held near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, incorporating a variety of bushveld trails in the Elements Private Golf Estate and the Sondela Nature ...

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Du Toit, Strydom slay the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

Pieter Du Toit photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Pieter du Toit (Potchefstroom) and Danielle Strydom (Potchefstroom) made light work of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic aka “The Monster” that was hosted at the ATKVBuffelspoort today (Saturday 01 June 2019).   Just under 1300 eager mountain bikers toed the line to test their mountain biking prowess against the 17th edition of this much revered MTB event.   Du ...

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Noosi successfully defends FNB Platinum Trail Run title

Noukhosi Tshuma by Tobias Ginsberg

Teboho Noosi (Lesotho) successfully defended his title at the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run at the ATKVBuffelspoort today (Sunday 02 June 2019), with Noukhosi Tshuma (Tembisa, Johannesburg) claiming victory in the women’s race.   “I came to defend my title,” says a very happy Noosi who completed the Long (+-24km) Route in an impressive time 01 hour 25 minutes ...

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2020 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek

“It’s about meeting new people in the small field, making new friends and enjoying the adventure” – PwC Great Zuurberg Trek co-owner Siska van der Bijl. Photo by Peter Kirk.

Come experience rugged trails, strenuous climbs and epic descents in the 2020 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. Mountain bikers will be treated to three days of scintillating riding, luxurious Eastern Cape hospitality and the camaraderie of a compact group of like-minded riders. Taking place from 29 to 31 May the race covers a total of 209 kilometres and explores the Zuurberg ...

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Van Heerden and Burger win Inaugural Diamond Classic

An elated Eddie van Heerden is embraced by his team manager, Tony Harding, following his victory at today’s Ultimate Office National Diamond Classic in Pretoria.

Picture: supplied.

The Pro Touch Continental outfit put in a dominant performance at the inaugural Ultimate Office National Diamond Classic in Pretoria today to snatch first and third with Eddie van Heerden riding away on the final climb to claim a solo victory. Van Heerden was followed home by Alexander Worsdale (Office Guru) with Kent Main rounding off the podium for Pro ...

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Imbuko Giant Seal the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek Title in Style

The men’s general classification podium. From left to right: Tyrone White, Andrew Hill, Marco Joubert, Nicol Carstens, Roussouw Bekker and Mark Fourie. Photo by Peter Kirk.

The final day of the 2019 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, on Sunday 26 May, saw fast and furious racing action unfold through the Hayterdale Trails. All three teams of overnight leaders; Imbuko Giant, Team Garmin and Aspire Livefit/Thule sealed their overall victories, by each claiming their third successive stage victory. It is the young combination of Marco Joubert and Nicol ...

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Race organisers focus on high-quality TransCape journey

Race organisers ASG Events will be striving to deliver another high-quality mountain-bike event when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter takes place next year from February 2 to 8. Photo: Jacques Marais

Even after a hugely successful 2019 edition, race organisers ASG Events will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to make next year’s Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter even more memorable.   Entries for the 2020 mountain-bike event from February 2 to 8 will open in June. This year the race covered 591km from George to Franschhoek in the Western Cape. ...

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