MTB

UCI race opened up to commuters and tourists

TransCape organisers announced they would allow e-bikes in next year’s event. Photo: Jacques Marais

Riding 614km over seven days with 10 200m of vertical ascent does not sit in everyone’s legs, which is why the organisers of the TransCape mountain bike race in South Africa have come up with a plan. ASG Events, known for pushing the boundaries in races under their umbrella, have recently announced that they would allow e-bikes in the UCI-rated event ...

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Bottomless Coffee set to perform at BUCO Origin Of Trails

Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017.  “Our music can be best described as Modern Folk-Rock, with a dash of blues and a sprinkle of African,” says Esté Rabé.  “We have performed at a few mountain bike races and are really excited to perform at the BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Mountain bikers are amazing people.  We've also found that mountain bikers are often really interested in the "finer" things in life, which obviously includes music (and coffee).  This results in a beautiful synergy between a race and a performance.  The audience can expect loads of energy, interesting instruments, foot-tapping and heartfelt songs and a festive atmosphere.”

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) –Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017. Started in 2010, Bottomless Coffee Band consists of husband and wife multi-instrumentalist Folk Rock Duo, Esté and Lourens Rabé. “To summarize how the band got its name, Lourens ...

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Entries Open for 2018 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Challenge

Entries to the 2018 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge open on Tuesday 21 November at 12:00. Entries are available online at www.7weekspoortmtb.co.za. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries to one of the iconic one day events on the Western Cape mountain biking calendar, the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge open today at 12:00. The 2018 event will take place on Saturday the 29th of September with title sponsors, Ladismith Cheese, and organisers, Dryland Event Management, adding a festive race village and a trail run to the ...

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Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

Pic 4 Halcyone Muller & Heidi Nieuwoudt LR

Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters dominated the 60km opening day ...

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Seyffert, Kachelhoffer rekindle partnership for Paarl race

Pieter Seyffert (left) and Hanco Kachelhoffer, of Ellsworth-ASG, will be back to defend their title in the two-day Sanlam MTB Invitational race starting at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on Saturday. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite not having ridden together this year, Pieter Seyffert and Hanco Kachelhoffer will still make a formidable team when they defend their title in the Sanlam MTB Invitational near Paarl this weekend. The two-day race, which starts at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, will have the Paarl Mountain as a key feature on both the 60km and 40km stages. Seyffert, who won ...

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Meerendal CBC Ladies MTB Riders Sweeps FNB W2W Race Title

CBC MTB Rider at FNB W2W_(low-res)

Meerendal CBC Ladies riders reclaimed the Wines 2 Whales race title in the women’s category at Onrus Caravan Park in Hermanus this past weekend. Jennie Stenerhag and Adelheid Morath took the sort after title after achieving a day one victory and taking second place on day two and three of the three-day mountain biking race event. The day one triumph ...

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Cape Favourite Relaunched as the Stanford MTB Classic

Race director Anneke Viljoen in action during the Stanford MTB Classic trial ride. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The popular Stanford MTB Tour is rebranding and relaunching to become the Stanford MTB Classic; and while many of the aspects will remain unchanged new race director Anneke Viljoen has exciting plans to refine the event into a true South African classic. Taking place on the 17th and 18th of February 2018 the Stanford MTB Classic remains a two day, ...

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Staying fit this summer

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 7

Gary Kirsten and John Smit share training and fitness tips as they prepare for the Absa Cape Epic Cape Town, 31 October 2017 – Enjoyment at the Absa Cape Epic comes through preparation and taking no shortcuts for Gary Kirsten, the former South African cricketer, who will take part in Africa’s Untamed African MTB Race for the third time in ...

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Single track heaven continues on Stage Two of BUCO Origin Of Trails

Riders in action during the 2016 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Stage Two of the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race will take place in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 26 November 2017. An individual rider race, entrants can choose between three entry options: Long (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), Medium (+-55km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday) or Short (+-28km on Saturday and +-29km ...

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