Flying finish to 2019 Berg & Bush Descent


Nico Bell and Wessel Botha (NAD Pro) and Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot (dormakaba) are the 2019 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent champions. Bell and Botha were neck and neck with Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) all weekend, ultimately taking the win just three seconds ahead of the 2018 champions. McDougall and De Groot were dominant ...

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Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

Sebastian Stark leads Waylon Woolcock up one of the many climbs with punctuate the Prince Alfred’s Pass road from Uniondale to Knysna. Photo by

Sebastian Stark and Nicky Giliomee prevailed against the elements, on a day when the heavens opened over the Prince Alfred’s Pass, to win the 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast. The 96-kilometre-long, ultra-marathon, mountain bike race started in Uniondale as a few drops of rain began to fall, but by the time the riders reached Knysna the precipitation was torrential. Sunday, ...

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The Illusive Knysna Bull


For the best part of the last decade there have been rumours that a wild bull elephant still roams the Knysna Forests. Footprints and dung are the only clues as to this grey ghost’s authenticity. For mountain bikers, entries to the 2020 Knysna Bull, made personal by Constantia, do not guarantee a spotting of the fabled elephant. They do however ...

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2020 Karoo to Coast

The 2019 race was held in near torrential rain, making it one of the most memorable editions in the event’s 21-year history. Photo by

The 2020 date is set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event: 20 September. Heading into the 22ndedition the Karoo to Coast promises to be as challenging, rewarding and fun as ever – when 4 500 riders take on the route from Uniondale to Knysna.   The 96 kilometre long course, which crosses the old wagon trail out of ...

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Junior mountain bikers the source of much excitement at Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

Max Boskovic by Tobias Ginsberg

Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) was buzzing with excitement on Saturday 07 September 2019 when excited junior mountain bikers toed the line at the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event.   A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 ...

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Lloyd, Myers claim gold at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Jean-Pierre Lloyd photo by Tobias Ginsberg

The 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge attracted an impressive field of riders to the magnificent Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday 08 September 2019.   Jean-Pierre Lloyd (Stellenbosch) secured the top spot on the podium in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-60km) Men’s Race on his first try.  “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge is good preparation for the Tour de ...

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Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The Langwater water crossing varies in depth every year and it is only really possible to predict just how wet riders will get the week before the first event. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The 17thedition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Raceand Repeatwill take place on Saturday the 15thand Saturday the 22thof August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entries to the iconic events will open on the ...

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