Mpumalanga high school’s one-of-a-kind MTB team earns the ‘best developmental school’ title in the Spur Schools MTB League

Mpumalanga Schools

Developing underprivileged mountain biking (MTB) riders at Lydenburg High School in Mpumalanga is at the top of the school’s priority list, and a key ingredient to growing the sport in the country. No surprise that the school’s been named best developmental school in the Spur Schools MTB League. But this accolade hasn’t just dropped in the school’s sporting lap. Instead, the team’s ...

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Ironman announces agreement to acquire Perskindol Swiss Epic mountain bike race


ZUG/FRANKFURT//TAMPA (September 16, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC mountain-bike stage race. Staged annually since 2014 in Valais in the picturesque Swiss Alps, the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC has quickly gained a cult following as Europe’s premier mountain bike event, drawing more than 500 professional ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge delivers on its promise

Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger in action on route.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain bikers were treated to amazing weather, superb mountain bike trails and magnificent views at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017. With three events to choose from (a +-60km/Marathon; a +- 28km/Half Marathon and a 15km Fun Race), plenty of mountain biking challenges, heaps of family fun and a scenic day ...

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Davids achieves career first with Jock Tour title

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The in-form Brendon Davids achieved a career first when he raced to victory in the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour, which culminated at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga today. The RoadCover pro finished the 138km final stage, which included 3 100m of ascent, in third to cement his overall lead in what is, on paper, South Africa’s toughest road cycling event. Stage ...

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Main banks on international experience to lift Jock Tour title

Time in Europe has prepared Dimension Data’s Kent Main for the challenging three-day Bestmed Jock Tour that starts in Mbombela this weekend. Photo: Supplied

Kent Main plans to use his international experience to his advantage when he lines up for the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on Friday. The 21-year-old cyclist signed for Dimension Data shortly after winning the five-day Tour of Good Hope in March and almost immediately packed his bags for Italy. “I’m really keen to get back into racing ...

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Local band set for Fedhealth MTB Challenge debut

Sunset Sweatshop will perform for the masses at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Photo Credit:  Dirk Odendal

The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will close off on a high note at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017 with a lively performance by local band, Sunset Sweatshop. Formed in October 2016, the group’s debut single “Move It” has been a hit on SA’s leading radio stations. According to Victor Green, drummer and backing vocalist, ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo introduces Champion of Champions Solo Challenge

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The Breedenet Cape Duo has been challenged. In the lead up to the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage event, riders challenged the Cape Duo to introduce a solo category, to see who would go it alone, swopping mountain bikes for road bikes to become the ultimate champion of champions. The challenge was accepted and the Breedenet Cape Duo is ready ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge route a ‘balancing act’

Participants in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge will face some fresh challenges when the race gets under way at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30. Photo: Robert Ward

Although the route builders are striving hard to create a balanced course, competitors in the Varsity MTB Challenge at the end of the month will have their work cut out. The two-day mountain bike race in Paarl, sponsored by First National Bank, starts on September 30 and is an opportunity for alumni, students and the public to experience a memorable ...

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