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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Dylan Rebello stampedes to victory at Knysna Bull

Stage 1 winner Dylan Rebello cruises towards his "own backyard" at Phantom Pass on the first day of racing at the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance.

Dylan Rebello, riding as a solo entrant, put local knowledge to good use as he claimed Stage 1 of the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance. Rebello lives in Knysna, and was thrilled to race on his home turf. The former South African junior marathon champ was able to see off strong challenges from Alan Gordon and Timothy Hammond ...

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Relaxed Mountain Biking at its Best in the Stanford MTB Classic

Lizelle Cloete & Charl Avenant embodied the spirit of the Stanford MTB Classic by dressing up for both days of the event and as such have won a weekend away at Stanford Hills. Photo by

Three hundred mountain bikers experienced the rebirth of relaxed stage race riding on the 17th and 18th of February in the 2018 Stanford MTB Classic. The two day race was in reality more of a stage ride, with untimed routes and no prizes for the first riders across the line encouraging everyone to slow down and enjoy the magnificent scenery. ...

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Stuart Marais is way too hot at KZN Lap Challenge


  STUART Marais had to work surprisingly hard in the early stages of the opening leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge Series before he was able to secure a convincing victory at Shongweni on Sunday. The talented 29-year-old, who is targeting the opening leg of the World Cup in Stellenbosch next month as his big goal for the season, ...

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Entries to the 2019 Attakwas Extreme Open on 19 February

Attakwas Extreme social media post - 2019 Entries Open-01

Entries to next year’s Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, which takes place on Saturday the 19th of January 2019, open at midday on Monday the 19th of February 2018. The event will be the thirteenth edition of the race dubbed the Hell of the South.   Alongside the 121 kilometre main race, which takes in 2 900 metres of ...

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Knysna Bull event gets personal with new title sponsor


The Knysna Bull, a three-day mountain bike experience like no other in South Africa, has taken on a sponsor like no other in the form of Constantia Insurance Company Limited. The company provides insurance made personal, and for the next three years, it will be Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance. With no tents, queues or race villages, the ...

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SA ideal training ground for European MTB team

Eric Lüthi of the HEAD Pro team is taking advantage of the South African summer with a training camp in Stellenbosch. Several members of the HEAD Pro and Ciclo teams from Europe are training in the Western Cape. Photo: Supplied

HEAD Bikes, who entered the South African market late last year, are further strengthening their ties with the country by using Stellenbosch as a training base for their professional outfits.   Members of the HEAD Pro and Ciclo teams from Europe are currently in the Western Cape town taking advantage of the South African summer to prepare for a number ...

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