MTB

Sauser,Looser claim 2nd stage victory at FNB W2W MTB Race

Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler set the course on fire on Saturday, 09 November 2014 completing Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race that started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 35 minutes 18 seconds.  Seen here:   Konny Looser in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler set the course on fire completing Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race that started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Saturday, 09 November 2014 in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 35 minutes 18 seconds. Fondly referred to as the ‘Play Day’, Stage ...

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Paarl reserve opens trails to mountain bikers

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, will enjoy riding the Rhebokskloof Estate single-track and the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on November 16. Photo: Louis Ferreira

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have a rare opportunity to ride the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on Sunday, November 16. The event, which is presented by the City of Drakenstein and consists of 60km and 30km races, has been granted a once-off concession to traverse the huge granite rock and fynbos-shrouded hiking trails that are out ...

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Textbook MTB conditions at stage three of FNB W2W Ride

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage Three of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Wednesday, 05 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) was a hub of excitement on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 when eager mountain bikers toed the line one last time to take on the third and final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride that finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus). According to FNB W2W MTB Director, Johan Kriegler, the ...

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Muddy day out on route at stage two of FNB W2W MTB Ride

Seen here:  Frikkie Hartog of Team Knersus in action on the infamous Pofadder section of the Stage Two route of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Tuesday, 04 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

The second stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride kicked off at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Riders had a lot to be thankful for with the rain ceasing minutes before the first batch of riders lined up in the start chutes. Fondly referred to as the ‘Play Day’, Stage Two ...

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De Groot wraps up Gauteng Series with clean sweep wins

Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota), completed a clean sweep by winning the final round of the Nissan Trailseeker Series at the weekend.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) wrapped up the 2014 Nissan Trailseeker mountain bike series with a fifth consecutive win in the five-event series in Irene at the weekend. The Johannesburg-based rider clocked a time of 02 hours 32 minutes 44 seconds for the 68km event, which took place in breezy, overcast conditions and took riders on ...

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Cool start to FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride

Seen here:  The first batch of riders departing from Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Monday, 03 November 2014 for the first stage of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

It was a cool start to the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Monday, 03 November 2014.  With the promise of rain looming, over 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to take on the 72km route that included having to trek over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of ...

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Onrus welcomes home FNB W2W Adventure riders

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage Three of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure on Sunday, 02 November 2014.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Sunday, 02 November 2014 saw FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure riders bid farewell to Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), their home for the past two days as they journeyed towards the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) where family and hopefully a few whales waited in anticipation to welcome them home. Stage Three consisted of a ...

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Stage two of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure delivers riveting riding

Fondly referred to as the Play Day, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure started at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) and saw riders having to complete a 67km route that included the best bridges and structures built for the sport of mountain biking before crossing the finish line for one last time at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw). Day 1 ...

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