Cycling

Spectacular mountain-biking guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying Bartinney Skyfall during the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain-biking enthusiasts of all ages can expect a route experience like no other at the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 September 2019 and Sunday 08 September 2019.   The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event will kick off the action on Saturday (07 September).   A highlight on the SA mountain bike ...

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Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

The dense indigenous forests of Cambria, in the eastern part of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, feature spectacularly gnarled old trees. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. Combrink and De Vries best ...

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Olympic International announced as official footwear partner of the Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival

Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has announced that it will partner with The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival as the official footwear sponsor. The event, now in its second year, takes place at Rhebokskloof Estate from 27 to 29 September this year. Considered one of Paarl’s biggest MTB and trail events, The Rock attracts more than 1 000 participants.

Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has announced that it will partner with The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival as the official footwear sponsor. The event, now in its second year, takes place at Rhebokskloof Estate from 27 to 29 September this year.   Considered one of Paarl’s biggest MTB and trail events, The Rock attracts more ...

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Ekermans returns to Paarl Boxing Day 50 years after his victory

JOHAN EKERMANS

The Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a very special guest at this year’s 122nd staging of the historic sporting event following the news that 25 Mile winner Johann Ekermans will attend the meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his victory in 1969. Ekermans won both the Minnaar Trophy for his 25 Mile victory as well as the ...

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East Rand Classic moves to earlier date

Photo by Henk Neuhoff

The East Rand Classic will move to a slightly different time-slot next year, taking place in early April, which organisers ASG Events feel will be a better fit for the road cycle race.   With mountain-biking options also on offer, entries are open for the races, which will take place on April 4 and 5 in Kempton Park in Johannesburg. ...

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Aitsa! Aftercare Centre mountain bikers excited to take on Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Bianca Grobbelaar with children from the Aitsa! Aftercare Centre by Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain bikers taking part in the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge, at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 September 2019 can support the Aitsa! Aftercare Centre when entering online.   A proud beneficiary of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, the Aitsa! Aftercare Centre opened its doors in 2014 in the picturesque village of Kylemore.    According ...

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