Cycling

Diversity a key feature of new TransCape route

A slightly shorter overall distance of 591km has allowed the route organisers to add a diversity of terrain to next year’s Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter. The seven-stage mountain-bike race will take place from February 2 to 9, starting in George and finishing at the La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Picture: Robert Ward/Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter

Moving the start for the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Knysna to George has resulted in a slightly shorter overall distance, but has enabled route director Wayne Collett to make significant improvements.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, takes place from February 2 to 9 and will end at La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western ...

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Expanded uBhejane Xtreme Ultimate MTB challenge gets under way

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Hillcrest – The fifth edition of the gruelling Northside uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge formally started in Hillcrest on Thursday morning when the group of hardy men and women started the 140km first stage of the new 340km three-day ride to Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe, braving searing temperatures on their way to the coast. The three day option is a new ...

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Encounter Series receives a boost from Liberty

Liberty TransCape photo 2 LR

The annual Encounter Series, which includes three multi-stage races under the ASG Events banner, will retain its popular status among South African mountain-bikers after Liberty renewed their sponsorship for 2019.   The series will begin with the seven-stage TransCape journey from George to Franschhoek in February and continues with the Winelands Encounter in April and the Waterberg Encounter in June. ...

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Tour of Good Hope lands UCI status

Photo 2 Takealot Tour of Good Hope LR

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s elevation to UCI status for 2019 will ensure that one of South Africa’s premier road tours is a drawcard for local and international competitors.   It is the first time that the five-day race, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will have UCI points up for grabs and ...

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Agreement creates new vision for SA cyclists

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions have joined forces with RYDERS Eyewear to distribute their products in the Southern African Development Community. Pictured is professional mountain biker Shaun-Nick Bester, who is sponsored by top cycling accessories company. Photo: Tania Bugarin

Cyclists riding in the bright South African sunlight are set to benefit from a new distribution agreement between Positive Sports Solutions and RYDERS Eyewear.   This is the latest in a series of contracts the SA distribution cycling company has set up as part of its mission to make high-end brands available to the market in the Southern African Development ...

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Fairtree announces new cycling sponsorship

Fairtree announced their mountain bike sponsorship of current Swedish MTB marathon champion and 2017 Absa Cape Epic winner, Jennie Stenerhag. Photo credit: Chris Hitchcock.

Cape Town, 4 December 2018:This week Fairtree announced their mountain bike sponsorship of current Swedish MTB marathonchampion and 2017 Absa Cape Epic winner, Jennie Stenerhag, “Jennieis a wonderful ambassador for Fairtree. She has overcome tremendous challenges and her tenacity, commitment to excellence and achievement are qualities we embrace in our business,” said Herman Sandrock, head of Distribution. “It’s important to have ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Raising the bar is SA road cycling

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Logo

The rolling ocean, the abundance of nature, the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth all to yourself, the intoxicating spirit of true camaraderie, smiling faces and clapping crowds … it’s no wonder why riders believe this is the new benchmark in South African road cycling races.   Palpably euphoric, the road race route winds through Port Elizabeth, the city that embodies ...

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Emphasis placed on teamwork at Tour of Good Hope

The amateur section of next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope will feature a brand-new team format. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

A new format for the amateur categories will place the emphasis on teamwork when the Takealot Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Western Cape next year.   South Africa’s premier road cycle tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will see several changes as race organisers ASG Events and new title sponsor ...

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Boost for Demacon team from Positive Sports

The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer was one of their star performers this year, winning 10 races on the SA road cycling calendar, including the national road title and the 947 Cycle Challenge. Picture: Mariola Biela

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions and the Demacon Ladies Cycling Team will next year continue their partnership, which proved highly successful in 2018.   The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team had a remarkable year in SA road cycling with their team members winning 17 of the 18 races in which they participated.   Leading the way was ace ...

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