MTB

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

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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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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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Origin Of Trails closes off on a high note in the City Of Oaks

Origin Of Trails Trail Run by Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch was buzzing with excitement on Sunday, 25 November 2018 with eager mountain bikers and trail runners congregating at the Coetzenburg Sports Fields to either take part in Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience or be part of the action of the inaugural Origin Of Trails Trail Run.   Luca Ruwiel claimed his second consecutive stage victory ...

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Countdown to SA’s MTB party of the year begins

Origin Of Trails Trail Run by Tobias Ginsberg

SA’s MTB party of the year, the 6thannual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience will take Stellenbosch by storm this coming Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.   An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a year opportunity” to ...

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2019 Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler

The 100-miler and 60-miler distances cross the historic hand-drawn Malgas ferry during their Chas Everitt Around the Pot races. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2019 Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, is set to take place on Saturday 20 July from the Swellendam Showgrounds. The event not only features the flagship 160 kilometre distance but also offers 60-miler and 25-miler routes for less fit riders. Entries to all three distances opened on the 1stof November 2018 and if you enter before 31 ...

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Treat of a route in stall for Race2Nowhere riders

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  <MCGREGOR> The McGregor Wines Race2Nowhere promises to be the perfect mix between an endurance challenge and fun. That according to enigmatic route designer, Con Viljoen. The race, which this year has two distance options – the 112km Epic Challenge, with 2550mof climbing and a 65km Mini Epic with some 1500m ascent– and takes place on Saturday 8 December, runs ...

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Sign up a friend and save on your Race2Nowhere entry

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<McGregor> Entries are selling fast for the Race2Nowhere, the one-day brother of the ever popular Ride2Nowhere three-day stage race. The 2018 event takes place on Saturday 8 December and is organised by the same passionate crew who puts on the Ride2Nowhere (and Run2Nowhere trail run) in September. This year the event once again offers two route options, the 112km Epic ...

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