MTB

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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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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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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Sebona gunning for second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title

Phillimon Sebona photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Returning to the ATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 Phillimon Sebona has set his sights on a second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title!   Sebona got his first taste of victory at this event in 2017 when he conquered the Monster (Marathon / +-65km) in a deserving time of 03 hours 06 minutes 10 seconds.   “The FNB Magalies Monster ...

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Captains Confirm PwC Great Zuurberg Trek a Success

Corné Krige rates the event as tough but exceptionally beautiful. Photo by Peter Kirk.

Two former Springbok rugby captains were among the 250 riders who took on the 2019 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, from the 24thto the 26thof May. The three day mountain bike stage race was held in the Zuurberg Mountains in the Addo region of the Eastern Cape and boasted a blend of serious racing as well as relaxed riding. At the ...

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PwC Great Zuurberg Trek Boasts A Sold Out Show in 2019

Stage 3 of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, in particular, features some of the best mountain biking the Eastern Cape has to offer. Photo by Shayne Minott.

The 2019 PwCGreat Zuurberg Trek, which takes place from the 24thto the 26thof May in the Zuurberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape, boasts a sold out field of stage race connoisseurs. In fact entries sold out within a month and given the race’s burgeoning reputation for superb riding and off-the-bike hospitality it is no surprise. There are therefore mountain bikers aplenty who ...

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