Internationals rule once again as Kiwi Sam Gaze and Sweden’s Jennie Stenerhag claim Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge titles

(Stellenbosch, 3 March 2018) Sam Gaze (Specialized) out-sprinted defending champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) and Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon–Circus) to win the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge at Uitspan Farm in a time of 02:11:50, from a stacked field.   A group of 10 riders, including Florian Vogel, Pyga-Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes, Phil Buys as well as Gert Heyns ...

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Enter now for the Ride2Nowhere

Image: Erik Kleinhans by R Voges

(McGregor) – Entries are open for the three-day Ride2Nowhere taking place from 7 to 9 September. Now in its seventh year, the event is a firmly established favourite on the South African stage-racing calendar and promises to once again deliver the ‘real mountain biking’ goods.   “The village of McGregor is central to the event,” says Erik Kleinhans, who won ...

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2018 Greyt Escape Route Revealed

The region is filled with iconic climbs; like the UFO, Maermanskloof, the Bakenskop Cobra, Davey’s Sprocket and Rocky Horror climbs, all of which have been included in the 2018 Greyt Escape Route. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Greyton, one of the Western Cape’s best loved mountain biking meccas, plays host to the Greyt Escape three day mountain bike stage race from the 15th to the 17th of June 2018. While there can be no question that any event based in Greyton will boast fantastic routes the local knowledge of route director, Andrew White, assisted by iMTB Africa’s, ...

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Ariane Lüthi hosts technical training ride for Anna Foundation ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Five-times ABSA Cape Epic winner, Ariane Luthi, shared her skills and experience with children from the Anna Foundation yesterday in Stellenbosch.

Cape Town, 2 March 2018: World-class mountain biker, Ariane Lüthi shared her experience with ten young mountain-bikers from the Anna Foundation at a technical training session prior to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch yesterday.   The Swiss superstar is a multiple winner of the most grueling mountain bike stage races in the world, including the ABSA Cape ...

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Entries Open for Condensed Cradle Traverse Experience

The final stage, which also forms part of the Two Day Experience, takes in the beautiful Kingskloof mountain bike trails. Photo by

The Glacier Cradle Traverse – which is set to take place in Muldersdrift, Gauteng – from the 6 to 8 April, has added a two-day event option for riders who cannot attend the first day of the race on Friday. The two-day event will run concurrently with the three-day event, along the same routes, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 ...

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Entries open for 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush

Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent 5-7 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Great Trek 9-11 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush 2 Day 13-14 October 2018

On 1 March, entries will open for the 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush. Riders can enter any one of the three events; the Descent, Great Trek and original 2 Day. Last year all three events saw record numbers bombing down the best trails that KwaZulu-Natal can offer.  Winner of the 2017 men’s race, Matthys Beukes, called the Descent “an amazing ...

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What to expect at the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge 2018

With the MTB Challenge taking place on Saturday, 3 March we chatted to designer Meurant Botha on his thoughts about the course and any last minute advice.

(Thursday, 1 March 2018) In keeping with tradition, the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s Lifecycle Week kicks off with the Mountain Bike (MTB) Challenge. The 2018 instalment takes place this coming Saturday, 3 March and once again offers trails for all MTB skill and fitness levels, designed by legendary Stellenbosch course designer, Meurant Botha.   Meurant says riders can expect dusty ...

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Top MTB riders Bullish in Knysna ahead of Cape Epic

Solo winner Dylan Rebello and team winners Alan Gordon and Timothy Hammond of Team Insect Science share a muddy smile at the Knysna Waterfront finish.

Timothy Hammond and Alan Gordon (Team Insect Science) were the first team home on the final stage of the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance. The pair pipped solo rider Dylan Rebello to the line in a sprint finish to the Knysna Waterfront in a time of 2:30:12. Rebello, having crossed the line first on Stage 1 and 2, ...

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Rebello reigns at muddy Knysna Bull


Solo rider Dylan Rebello got the better once again of the chasing teams at the Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance mountain bike race. He was first over the line on Stage 2, with Alan Gordon and Timothy Hammond second on the day, but the first team to finish.  Overnight rain in Knysna on Friday made Stage 2 of ...

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