MTB

Internationals dominate TransCape podium

TransCape MTB 2019, presented by Liberty SA & Volvo SA, from George to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

International cyclists dominated the podium spots when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter got under way in George today.   Australian mountain-bikers Damien Ingram and Stuart Cathcart were first home in the 78km stage from George to Oudtshoorn, while Germany’s defending champion Udo Mueller led the way in the solo category.   Overseas riders filled the first three places in the ...

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Dates Set for 2019 FNB Wines2Whales

during the 2018 FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz 3 day mountain bike event stage 2 from Oak Valley to Oak Valley. Image by Nick Muzik

Entries to the Western Cape’s largest mountain bike stage race open on Valentine’s Day.   Cape Town, 29 January 2019 – The FNB Wines2Whales, set in the Western Cape with SA’s favourite trails has set its dates for 2019. These superb trails remain the biggest draw for new and returning riders and the 2019 events will again feature continued route ...

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German back to defend TransCape MTB title

Germany's Udo Mueller will be seeking his second straight solo title when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter begins in George on Sunday. The seven-stage mountain-bike race ends in Franschhoek on February 9. Photo: Robert Ward

German mountain-biker Udo Mueller is fired up to show what he can do as he sets out to defend his title in the solo category of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next week.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, starts in George on Sunday and will end next Saturday at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the ...

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Ex-Bok captain eager to tackle TransCape

Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit (right) is looking forward to experiencing the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter for the first time after having to pull out of last year’s event. With him is top South African mountain-biker Pieter Seyffert, previous winner of the event. Photo: Daniel Coetzee/ZCMC

Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit missed out on his chance to ride the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter last year, but that has only heightened his anticipation for this year’s event.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, takes place from February 2 to 9 and will end at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. ...

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Entries Open for the 2019 Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge

The Kolsvlei Trail Park boasts a 25km mountain bike loop of purpose built singletrack and farm jeep tracks, which riders will need to complete 4 times in order to qualify for the 100KM Challenge finisher’s medal. Photo supplied by the Kolsvlei Trail Park.

Challenge or chill, the Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge, presented by Boland SUPERSPAR, offers both and everything in-between on the 30thof March 2019. Located just outside the town of Piketberg, the Kolsvlei Trail Park plays host to the event which offers far more than its imposing name suggests – with a trail run, fun run, fun ride, relay and fewer lap ...

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Diversity a key feature of new TransCape route

A slightly shorter overall distance of 591km has allowed the route organisers to add a diversity of terrain to next year’s Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter. The seven-stage mountain-bike race will take place from February 2 to 9, starting in George and finishing at the La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Picture: Robert Ward/Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter

Moving the start for the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Knysna to George has resulted in a slightly shorter overall distance, but has enabled route director Wayne Collett to make significant improvements.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, takes place from February 2 to 9 and will end at La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western ...

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Expanded uBhejane Xtreme Ultimate MTB challenge gets under way

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Hillcrest – The fifth edition of the gruelling Northside uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge formally started in Hillcrest on Thursday morning when the group of hardy men and women started the 140km first stage of the new 340km three-day ride to Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe, braving searing temperatures on their way to the coast. The three day option is a new ...

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Encounter Series receives a boost from Liberty

Liberty TransCape photo 2 LR

The annual Encounter Series, which includes three multi-stage races under the ASG Events banner, will retain its popular status among South African mountain-bikers after Liberty renewed their sponsorship for 2019.   The series will begin with the seven-stage TransCape journey from George to Franschhoek in February and continues with the Winelands Encounter in April and the Waterberg Encounter in June. ...

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Fairtree announces new cycling sponsorship

Fairtree announced their mountain bike sponsorship of current Swedish MTB marathon champion and 2017 Absa Cape Epic winner, Jennie Stenerhag. Photo credit: Chris Hitchcock.

Cape Town, 4 December 2018:This week Fairtree announced their mountain bike sponsorship of current Swedish MTB marathonchampion and 2017 Absa Cape Epic winner, Jennie Stenerhag, “Jennieis a wonderful ambassador for Fairtree. She has overcome tremendous challenges and her tenacity, commitment to excellence and achievement are qualities we embrace in our business,” said Herman Sandrock, head of Distribution. “It’s important to have ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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