MTB

TransCape lands major title sponsor

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

One of South Africa’s top mountain bike stage races, the TransCape, has received a major boost with the news that Liberty will be the title sponsor from 2018. This is another breakthrough for the seven-stage race, which recently received UCI status and takes cyclists on a 614km challenge from Knysna to La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek this February. Liberty’s ...

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Stiff climb key to victory in wild coast race

The trail for the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic will provide spectacular views from the top of Mzamba Gorge when the race takes place near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal on December 9. Photo: Supplied

A 14km stretch of district road leading to the top of a plateau could be the tipping point when cyclists tackle the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal next weekend.   This is the opinion of the route director, Ian Wilson, who said their overall objective was to ensure that riders of all levels enjoy ...

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Hill climbs his way to victory at Sharks Trail Adventure

The trio of Change A Life Rider dicing for third place in the 40km MTB race at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure at Summerveld Estate, from left Scelo Mhlongo, Bongmusa Zikhali, Ndumiso Dontso.

Shongweni – Andrew Hill extended his reign as the King of the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure by winning his fifth title in six years at the 40km mountain bike race, mastering hot, dusty conditions to romp to a comfortable victory. His dominance at a race that the Hillcrest native considers his home event, and one that he can ride to ...

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Race2Nowhere – All the reasons why you should enter! Entries close Mon. 4 Dec!

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Great Routes: Take on an Epic Challenge of 112km, 2650m ascent or take it “easy-ish” on the Mini Epic of 68km,1550m ascent.  Hammer Nutrition & Recovery: Will support you at Water Point 2 with HEED and Gels as well as Recoverite at the finish! Namgear Chain Lube will look after your bike along the route Lunch is included! Finisher Gifts from @ McGregor Wines (you can drink it!) Lucky Draws throughout the day! ...

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The Race with Soul Adds Adventure

Though the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure is entered on an individual basis you are encouraged to invite a friend or two to share the experience with you. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, continues to evolve and it its tenth edition it will undergo arguably its biggest change yet as Dryland Event Management introduce a four day taste of the Race with Soul the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure, presented by Biogen. Running concurrently to the main event the Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure ...

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Wild Coast mountain bike race a family affair of note

The Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic will offer some spectacular trails near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal on December 9. Photo: Supplied

Organisers are literally leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to ensure that the inaugural Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic is a family affair of note. The event, which includes four races for various ages and abilities, will take place at the Wild Coast Sun near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal on December 9. ASG Events, who have a proud ...

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BUCO Origin Of Trails epitomizes real mountain biking

Men’s cross-country World Champion and UCI World Cup Champion Nino Schurter joined in on the action at the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  “I love Stellenbosch, it’s one of my favorite places to ride,” says Schurter.  “The race was cool.  It showed off the really nice trails.  I wasn’t in race mode, so I got to see the scenery today.  I took a lot of selfies on the bike and had some really good chats.”  Seen here:  Nino Schurter having fun on route during Stage Two.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Stage Two of the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) StageRace treated riders to 23.2km of single track riding in and around the picturesque City of Oaks on Sunday, 26 November 2017. Riders could choose between three entry options: a Long Course (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), a Medium Course (+-55km ...

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UCI race opened up to commuters and tourists

TransCape organisers announced they would allow e-bikes in next year’s event. Photo: Jacques Marais

Riding 614km over seven days with 10 200m of vertical ascent does not sit in everyone’s legs, which is why the organisers of the TransCape mountain bike race in South Africa have come up with a plan. ASG Events, known for pushing the boundaries in races under their umbrella, have recently announced that they would allow e-bikes in the UCI-rated event ...

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Bottomless Coffee set to perform at BUCO Origin Of Trails

Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017.  “Our music can be best described as Modern Folk-Rock, with a dash of blues and a sprinkle of African,” says Esté Rabé.  “We have performed at a few mountain bike races and are really excited to perform at the BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Mountain bikers are amazing people.  We've also found that mountain bikers are often really interested in the "finer" things in life, which obviously includes music (and coffee).  This results in a beautiful synergy between a race and a performance.  The audience can expect loads of energy, interesting instruments, foot-tapping and heartfelt songs and a festive atmosphere.”

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) –Bottomless Coffee Band is set to entertain mountain bikers at the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race in Stellenbosch the weekend of 25 – 26 November 2017. Started in 2010, Bottomless Coffee Band consists of husband and wife multi-instrumentalist Folk Rock Duo, Esté and Lourens Rabé. “To summarize how the band got its name, Lourens ...

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