2020 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek

“It’s about meeting new people in the small field, making new friends and enjoying the adventure” – PwC Great Zuurberg Trek co-owner Siska van der Bijl. Photo by Peter Kirk.

Come experience rugged trails, strenuous climbs and epic descents in the 2020 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. Mountain bikers will be treated to three days of scintillating riding, luxurious Eastern Cape hospitality and the camaraderie of a compact group of like-minded riders. Taking place from 29 to 31 May the race covers a total of 209 kilometres and explores the Zuurberg ...

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Imbuko Giant Seal the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek Title in Style

The men’s general classification podium. From left to right: Tyrone White, Andrew Hill, Marco Joubert, Nicol Carstens, Roussouw Bekker and Mark Fourie. Photo by Peter Kirk.

The final day of the 2019 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, on Sunday 26 May, saw fast and furious racing action unfold through the Hayterdale Trails. All three teams of overnight leaders; Imbuko Giant, Team Garmin and Aspire Livefit/Thule sealed their overall victories, by each claiming their third successive stage victory. It is the young combination of Marco Joubert and Nicol ...

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Race organisers focus on high-quality TransCape journey

Race organisers ASG Events will be striving to deliver another high-quality mountain-bike event when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter takes place next year from February 2 to 8. Photo: Jacques Marais

Even after a hugely successful 2019 edition, race organisers ASG Events will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to make next year’s Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter even more memorable.   Entries for the 2020 mountain-bike event from February 2 to 8 will open in June. This year the race covered 591km from George to Franschhoek in the Western Cape. ...

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Sebona gunning for second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title

Phillimon Sebona photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Returning to the ATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 Phillimon Sebona has set his sights on a second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title!   Sebona got his first taste of victory at this event in 2017 when he conquered the Monster (Marathon / +-65km) in a deserving time of 03 hours 06 minutes 10 seconds.   “The FNB Magalies Monster ...

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Captains Confirm PwC Great Zuurberg Trek a Success

Corné Krige rates the event as tough but exceptionally beautiful. Photo by Peter Kirk.

Two former Springbok rugby captains were among the 250 riders who took on the 2019 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, from the 24thto the 26thof May. The three day mountain bike stage race was held in the Zuurberg Mountains in the Addo region of the Eastern Cape and boasted a blend of serious racing as well as relaxed riding. At the ...

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PwC Great Zuurberg Trek Boasts A Sold Out Show in 2019

Stage 3 of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, in particular, features some of the best mountain biking the Eastern Cape has to offer. Photo by Shayne Minott.

The 2019 PwCGreat Zuurberg Trek, which takes place from the 24thto the 26thof May in the Zuurberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape, boasts a sold out field of stage race connoisseurs. In fact entries sold out within a month and given the race’s burgeoning reputation for superb riding and off-the-bike hospitality it is no surprise. There are therefore mountain bikers aplenty who ...

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Magaliesberg placed on pedestal at FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic photo by Tobias Ginsberg

Off-road adventure seekers are in for a treat at the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run that will be hosted at the bustling ATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 June 2019 respectively.     “The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run are two of the North West Province’s most revered ...

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Botha overcomes the odds to pursue his love for mountain biking


Although diagnosed with a heart defect at the age of two, Nathan Botha, a 16 year old mountain biking enthusiast from Hoërskool Florida (Roodepoort) will be back in action at the 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic. This year however he will be share the experience with friends from school.   In 2005 Nathan was diagnosed with Coarctation of the ...

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Beers & Marais join forces for sani2c


HImeville – After a while deliberating who was going to partner defending KAP sani2c champion Matt Beers at the 2019 edition, talented cross country rider Stuart Marais will form the second half of the team for the three-day shoot-out from Glencairn to Scottburgh from 16 to 18 May. Beers and team mate Nico Bell took the NAD Pro MTB Team ...

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Entries open for 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Fedhealth Kids MTB Events by Tobias Ginsberg

Entries have opened for the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge – an exhilarating Two Day MTB Festival that will take The Retreat / Boschendal Wine Estate by storm on Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 September 2019.   “We’re excited to celebrate the 5thanniversary of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge at The Retreat / Boschendal Wine Estate in September,” says Michael Meyer, Managing ...

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