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Becks Blue backs mountain biking

Becks Blue has entered the mountain biking realm by teaming up with two of the Western Cape’s prominent mountain bike races, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017) and the BUCO Origin Of Trails (25 and 26 November 2017).  “Becks Blue is a non-alcoholic beer that delivers on full beer taste,” says Vilosha Soni, Marketing Manager of Beck’s Blue.  “It’s ideal for those consumers that are looking to live life to the fullest without compromise. We would like all entrants to celebrate their achievements by enjoying an ice cold Beck’s Blue with their friends after the race.” Seen here:  Mountain bikers enjoying the routes on offer at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate in the build up to the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017).  Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Becks Blue has entered the mountain biking realm by teaming up with two of the Western Cape’s prominent mountain bike races, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017) and the BUCO Origin Of Trails (25 and 26 November 2017). “We are excited to welcome Becks Blue as a partner of both the Fedhealth MTB Challenge and the BUCO ...

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Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Introduces Schools Races

Primary school students will be able to race in three age categories, Nipper (8-10), Sprogs (11-12) and Sub Juniors (13-14). Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge – which takes place on Saturday the 30th of September – is one of the Western Cape’s longest running and best loved one day mountain bike events. The race boasts the perfect mix of racing and breath-taking scenery to attract all levels of riders, and with 85, 43 and 29 kilometre distances there is ...

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Race village elevates Varsity mountain bike race

Centralised at the Nederburg wine farm, the race village in the Varsity MTB Challenge will offer entrants a luxury off the bike experience when the event takes place in Paarl on September 30 and October 1. Photo: Robert Ward

A race village with plenty to offer is expected to take the Varsity MTB Challenge to another level when the annual mountain bike race takes place next month. The two-day event in Paarl, which will be held on September 30 and October 1, will have the Nederburg wine farm as its centrepiece, with cloverleaf routes starting and finishing at the ...

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Pretoria school shines bright in the Spur Schools MTB League

Some of the Menlo Park High School’s MTB Academy riders getting ready for the Spur Schools MTB League race

Menlo Park High School in Pretoria has an in-school mountain biking (MTB) team like no other. Hard to believe that their MTB journey started with just three riders in 2010. And today the school is the best and strongest League team in the Spur Schools MTB League. But what’s their recipe to success? According to team manager, Lizelle van der ...

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Success for Beukes brothers at mountain bike series

It was a family affair at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series as brothers Matthys (pictured) and Gerrie Beukes won their age categories on Sunday. Photo: Chris Brooke

It was a family affair as brothers Matthys and Gerrie Beukes won their respective age categories at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series at Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Matthys, who finished third at the SA National MTB Championships last month, said he woke without plans of racing but the enticing Bergadder course made it impossible ...

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Entries Open for the second Glacier Cradle Traverse

Collette Bastard flows through a section of singletrack on Stage 3 of the 2017 Glacier Cradle Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Glacier by Sanlam, Dryland Event Management and Avianto were thrilled by the success of the inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse mountain bike stage race, which took place in May this year. For 2018, the event has been moved to a more favourable slot on the calendar and entries to the event, which takes place from 5 to 8 April next year, ...

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Cape Trails welcomes new Specialized Mountain Bikes

Cape Trails, the cherished route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be seen traveling to work in style on their 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa.  Seen here (from left to right):  Cape Trails members Ashwell Swartz, Brendon Booysen, Denzel Scheepers and Jason Adams.

Cape Trails, the cherished route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be seen traveling to work in style on their 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa. “The route builders from Cape Trails cycle approximately 6000km per year,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB ...

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Top mtb stars set for altitude battle at Dullstroom

Top contenders for the men’s podium will include Gawie Combrinck & Nico Bell riding for Team NAD Pro as well as Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes from team Pyga Eurosteel.
Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Many of South Africa’s top mountain bike stars are set for a two-day battle in the eastern highlands when they contest Round 6 of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga this weekend.   The event will offer two days of high-quality, high-altitude racing in some of the most scenic surrounds and a large field is expected ...

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The 36ONE MTB Challenge Partners with Extreme Lights

Extreme Lights will offer 36ONE MTB Challenge riders discounted bike lights and technical support at the event. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 36ONE MTB Challenge is not only longest single stage mountain bike race in the country but it is also one which places an extraordinary burden on rider’s equipment, especially their lights. Which is why Dryland Event Management have partnered with industry leaders, Extreme Lights to light up your 36ONE MTB Challenge adventures for 2018 and beyond. Unlike most ultra-endurance ...

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Challenging course for third round of Madibaz XCO series

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series, presented in association with Old Mutual Private Wealth Management, features a challenging new course. Photo: Supplied

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series will present riders with an opportunity to try their hand at a challenging new course at the Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Race director Jan Venter said the track, used in the opposite direction last year, was one that would allow participants to test their skills to the limit. ...

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