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Satellite Classic heads into the bush

“The Satellite Classic has become such a feature on the road racing circuit that it was only natural to try to secure a mountain bike event over the same weekend.” - Photo Supplied

The North-West Province’s premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour has taken a detour – into the bush. Organisers of the Bestmed Satellite Classic, which is presented by ASG, have added a mountain biking component to create a whole weekend of scintillating cycling on October 18 and 19. On the Saturday, the 80km and 106km road races roll ...

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Cape Leopards still frequent FNB Wines2Whales MTB routes

Seen here:  Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) patrolling the trails of Pofadder after his collar was remotely dropped.  Photo Credit:  Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project is pleased to announce that Cape Leopards, Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) and Olive (Boland Female / BF14) still frequent the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) routes. “Old Popeye is still the master of the Groenlandberg,” says Jeannie Hayward of the CLT Boland Project.  “After four years of monitoring we still spot Popeye ...

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Absa Cape Epic team heads for the snow

Snow Epic happening from Jan 14-18 in Engelberg (Switzerland)

The team behind the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic in South Africa, is spreading its wings … into the Swiss Alps. From January 14 to 18 in 2015 it will stage Snow Epic, Europe’s first winter festival of biking, in the idyllic Alps town of Engelberg. The riding will be done on fatbikes, the new ...

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Sahm excited by Pennypinchers Origin of Trails debut

Seen here:  Swiss mountain biking star, Stefan Sahm in action.  Photo Credit:  Werner Sahm

Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm will toe the line at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014. Sahm, whose impressive track record includes amongst others, three ABSA Cape Epic victories, three Transalp Challenge victories, two Trans Schwarzwald victories, one Trans Germany victory and one ...

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De Groot continues strong season with Karoo-To-Coast win

The 2014 Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast women's podium (from left): Jennie Stenerhag (second), Robyn de Groot (first) and Cherise Stander (third).

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) continued with her impressive debut season as a full-time mountain bike racer when she won the iconic Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast race title in Knysna on Sunday. De Groot clocked a time of three hours 29 minutes 18 seconds, just over a minute ahead of Swedish national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag ...

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Thank you for participating in the Ride2Nowhere 2014

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Thank you to each and every rider that participated in the 3rd edition of the event! A big thank you also goes out to all our event partners & sponsors for providing all the riders with awesome services at the race! We trust you had a good weekend of proper mountain biking. We look forward welcoming you back next year! Results – ...

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Dimension Data to sponsor the Masters category at the 2015 Absa Cape Epic

Photo - Cape-Epic.com

The world’s foremost mountain bike stage race announced on Friday that the Dimension Data’s role as a headline sponsor would be extended to sponsoring the jersey. The Masters category is fiercely contested and the sponsorship was immediately welcomed by legendary Dutch mountain biker Bart Brentjens, who won the Masters division in this year’s Absa Cape Epic. “The Cape Epic is ...

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KZN race features new Drakensberg drop-off

The FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race will feature a brand-new drop off the Drakensberg escarpment when it starts near Sterkfontein Dam on October 10. Photo: Supplied

Participants in next month’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race can look forward to a spectacular new drop off the Drakensberg escarpment, organisers have announced. Known as the Drakensberg Drop, the new section will take riders on a long and scenic descent via ancient cattle paths from the Free State border into KwaZulu-Natal. Race organiser Gary Green said ...

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Not just another mountain bike race – Ride2Nowhere

All three days we had this funky little vehicle as the lead out vehicle.
Photo Credit: Stephan Du Toit

Usually I would fear participating in any big event around this time of the year.After a very cold, wet and dark winter in the Cape one is always a bit doubtful regarding ones fitness levels. However, a shorter distance mountain bike stage event like the Ride2Nowhere was pretty ideal to test your character and abilities, especially if you were doing ...

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De Groot, Stenerhag dominate PE-Plett

Biogen Toyota's South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot, during Stage 2 of the PE-Plett where she and teammate, Jennie Stenerhag, won all four stages and the overall women's title.
Photo credit: Peter Kirk

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot and Sweden’s national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, combined forces as team Biogen Toyota Cape Brewing Company and dominated the Isuzu Trucks PE-Plett stage race that ended on Tuesday. The pair won the women’s division in all four stages and the overall title. But while the results show they were dominant, it ...

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