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Cycling history set to be made in South Africa with the Breedenet Cape Duo Challenge

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When the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage cycling event takes place in the Western Cape in October it will put to rest an age-old question of who is better on the bike: roadies or mountain bikers? With South Africa’s fast-growing cycling industry ripe for innovation, the Cape Duo Challenge has a refreshing approach: a four-day, multi-discipline cycling event competing both ...

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Masango using MTB Dash to prepare for World Champs

The RMB Change a Life rider Sthembiso Masango will be using the Mandela Day Marathon's MTB Dash as his final race before the UCI XCO World Championships.  Anthony Grote /
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Pietermaritzburg – The Mandela Day MTB Dash could provide a perfect send off to Sthembiso Masango before he heads over to Perth, Australia to represent South Africa at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships early next month. The 42km event on Saturday, August 26, will provide Masango with a perfect opportunity for a final hard race before he boards the ...

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Cape Trails continue to broaden their horizons at FNB Wines2Whales

Cape Trails, the famous route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are further expanding their skill set by attending a two week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the
Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).   Seen here:  The four members of Cape Trails enjoying the first week of their bike mechanic training programme that was hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).

Cape Trails, the famous route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are further expanding their skill set by attending a two week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN). A SMME with the key objective to build and maintain MTB trails, Cape Trails have been building the FNB W2W MTB Routes since ...

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WeCAN campaign aims to boost Cansa funds

Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship We Can (road) LR

Organisers of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship have launched a new initiative to boost funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa when the event celebrates its 20thanniversary at Sun City this month. The cycling festival in the North-West Province has raised more than R3.6-million for Cansa since its inception and organisers are hoping to build on that through the #WeCAN ...

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Survive the Trans Baviaans with Extreme Lights

Many a rider’s first goal is to reach the top of the Mother of All Climbs before sunset. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The Trans Baviaans, 24 hour MTB Marathon, is rapidly approaching and while there is no time left for improving your fitness there is a great deal of preparation you can still do to ensure you have a successful ride. Drawing on Extreme Lights’ technical knowledge and their experience of completing a couple of Trans Baviaans races themselves here are a ...

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de Villiers & Hill Kick off Women’s Month in Style

The beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest sets the scene for a relaxed weekend of riding in the Glacier Storms River Traverse which takes place from the 8th to the 10th of August in the Storms River Village. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Yolande de Villiers and Sarah Hill got Women’s Month off to a winning start as they dominated the 2017 Glacier Storms River Traverse in the solo women’s and mixed categories respectively. de Villiers not only won the solo women’s race but was also the first rider across the finish line on all three days; while Hill, riding with Gavin Salt, ...

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TransCape ‘It’s Time’ campaign launched

Billed as a lifetime experience, cyclists will have the chance to complete a bucket list event when the 614km TransCape mountain bike race from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape takes place in February next year. Photo: Jacques Marais

Billed as a special journey, the TransCape mountain bike race has positioned itself as one of the most iconic adventures on the South African cycling calendar in a new promotional video. Taking place from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape, the seven-day, 614km route delivers a hard-core mountain bike event, softened by a healthy degree of luxury services at ...

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Redecker launches last minute Eston bid

Former Novus OMX Pro rider Cherie Redecker was dominant at the 2016 edition of the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge and will be back in 2017 to defend her title on Sunday, 6 August. Anthony Grote/
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Eston – With over 1500 entries for the wide variety of mountain biking and trail running events at the 2017 Illovo Eston MTB Challenge on Sunday, 6 August having flooded in, arguably the most talked-about entry was that of defending ladies champion Cherie Redecker for the 60km MTB showdown. This year’s Illovo Eston MTB Challenge will once again host a ...

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Elite Field Prepped to Break Trans Baviaans Record

The infamous MAC, or Mother of All Climbs, to Bergplaas will be slightly easier this year as Eastern Cape Parks has laid cement tracks up the climb. Photo by Jacques Marais/Pentax.

With the road conditions better than they have been in years and with a stacked field of elite riders, including three teams containing previous record holders, the 2017 Trans Baviaans could be the fastest yet. Now in its third year of the two event, over consecutive weekends, format the country’s top ultra-endurance mountain biking specialists have focused their attention on ...

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Entries Open for 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

Riding throughout the night is part of the challenge of the 36ONE. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries for the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge, which takes place from the 20th to the 22nd of April are now open. The 361 kilometre long single-stage race, which marks its seventh edition next year is undoubtedly one of the toughest mountain bike races in the country. The route takes in 5 250 metres of altitude gain as it circumnavigates the Klein ...

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