MTB

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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Stage Set for Spectacular Karoo to Coast

Sweeping through the forests is one of the highlights of the BUCO Karoo to Coast. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

The BUCO Karoo to Coast, 100 kilometre MTB Challenge, is the largest single day mountain bike event in South Africa; attracting 4 500 riders to the sleepy Karoo town of Uniondale annually. This year the event is set to take place on Sunday the 23rdof September and though the focus is on ensuring each rider enjoys his or her day in ...

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Kruger, McDougall crowned Fedhealth MTB Challenge Champions

Amy McDougall by Tobias Ginsberg

HB Kruger and Amy McDougall took no prisoners in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge +- 60km/Marathon at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday, 16 September 2018.   With three events to choose from (a +-60km/Marathon; a +- 30km/Half Marathon and a 15km Fun Ride), the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB challenge catered for all levels of mountain bikers, delivering plenty of mountain ...

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Countdown to Fedhealth MTB Challenge begins

Jusua du Plessis & Herschelle Otto by Tobias Ginsberg

Boschendal Farm Estate is primed to host the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge this coming weekend (Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018).   The weekend’s action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on Saturday.  Catering for ages 0 – 13, Junior MTB enthusiasts have three events to choose from: a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a ...

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