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R200 000 prize money up for grabs at 2019 Knysna Bull

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Entries are now open for the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance mountain bike race. The event takes place from 20 to 23 February 2019. Now in it’s third year, the Knysna Bull continues to evolve and develop into an exciting stage race offering. In the jam-packed calendar of many excellent MTB races in South Africa, the Knysna Bull ...

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Rekindle your love for mountain biking at the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying the spectacular Stellenbosch routes at the 2017 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain biking comes home the weekend of 24 and 25 November 2018 with South Africa’s premier 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience, celebrating its 6thanniversary in Stellenbosch!   An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a ...

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Boyes and Tunstead Victorious at the 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast

Pauline Tunstead surprised herself to win the 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast with a decisive attack with 38 kilometres remaining in the race. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast was won by Craig Boyes and Pauline Tunstead in remarkably different fashions, on Sunday the 23rdof September. Boyes held off his breakaway companions in a sprint for the line, while Tunstead slowly ground down the women’s field on the route’s long climbs of the Prince Alfred’s Pass, between Uniondale and Knysna.   Held in ...

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Bike Shop Boys Wrap Up BUCO Dr Evil Classic in Style

Aidan Connelly leads his The Bike Shop/SCOTT/Strocam teammate Rogan Smart through a section of the spectacular Cairnbrogie singletrack. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The young local team of Aidan Connelly and Rogan Smart, racing in the colours of The Bike Shop/SCOTT/Strocam wrapped up the 2018 BUCO Dr Evil Classic in style on Saturday. The pair dominated the event, winning all three stages overall and in the men’s team competition – and while the predominant spirit at the BUCO Dr Evil Classic is one ...

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Sim and Munnik Families take on the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

With the stage starting and finishing in the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve there were animal sightings from the bicycle saddle was guaranteed. Along with zebra, riders were also treated to wildebeest, giraffe and elephant. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Robert Sim and Oliver Munnik are no strangers to the sharp end of mountain bike stage races, but both men decided to rather take it easy during the 2018 BUCO Dr Evil Classic and ride with their wives. Annette Sim and Alana Munnik were among the 45 women in the 300 odd rider field, where enjoying the beautiful Garden Route scenery ...

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Junior mountain bikers shine at Fedhealth Kids MTB Events

Hannah Watts by Tobias Ginsberg

Junior mountain bikers blazed the trails of Boschendal Farm Estate on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at the 4thannual Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.   A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events catered for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts able to choose from: a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km ...

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A South African Perspective on the Perskindol Swiss Epic

Matt Eagar, the founder of the popular South African online forum Bike Hub, was one of the thirty eight South Africans to start the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic. Read the full story of a South African's perspective on the event below; along with the final racing update and full results, after Stage 5 concluded the 2018 edition of the Swiss stage race.

Matt Eagar was one of the thirty eight South Africans to start the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic. He and his riding partner, Dane Coppin, were fortunate to have received an invite through Absa Pride; after Coppin and his father rode the 2018 Absa Cape Epic as part of the ‘Pride’. Among the excitement of a trip to ride mountain bikes ...

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Joubert defends title in Makro mountain-bike race

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Marco Joubert was pleased to be back on the winner’s podium after a long struggle with injury as he successfully defended his title in the Bestmed-Makro mountain-bike race near Port Elizabeth today.   The 21-year-old, who grew up in PE but now lives in Stellenbosch, defeated Jason Meaton in a sprint finish in the 70km race held at the Hopewell ...

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