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Conservation the winner at iMfolozi MTB Challenge

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This weekend, the 13th edition of the Old Mutual Wild Series iMfolozi MTB Challenge took place in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home of the Big Five and the African Wild Dog. The men’s winner was Simon Rollo (2:35), while the first female rider home was Christie van der Ryst (3:13).  However, this is an event that is about more than just ...

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Cycle4Cansa prepares for 20th anniversary

A big entry is expected when the popular Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship, which includes road races and mountain bike events, celebrates its 20th anniversary at Sun City on August 19 and 20. Photo: Jetline Action

Traditionally signalling the resumption of the cycling season after winter, the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship is again set to attract a bumper entry when it celebrates its 20thanniversary at Sun City next month. The two-day festival of cycling, which incorporates road and mountain bike races, also serves as a major fundraiser for the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa), having bolstered ...

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BMT Fairtree MTB Academy ready for Fedhealth MTB Challenge

The BMT Fairtree Mountain Bike (MTB) Academy has set an impressive goal for all eleven riders that will be seen in action at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Seen here (from left to right):  BMT Fairtree Mountain Bike (MTB) Academy riders, Luanda Thobigunya, Bongani Bhusakhwe , Sandile Xetu, Chris Norton, Rasta Bhusakhwe, Max Mathini and Thando Nthuthu at the 2016 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Franschhoek – The BMT Fairtree Mountain Bike (MTB) Academy has set an impressive goal for all eleven riders that will be seen in action at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017. Started in 2015, the goal of the Academy was to encourage Kayamandi residents to participate ...

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BUCO new title sponsor of the Origin Of Trails

Celebrating its 5th anniversary on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017 the organizers of the Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome BUCO as the title sponsor of Stellenbosch’s mountain bike party of the year, the BUCO Origin Of Trails.  An individual two day stage mountain bike race, mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world class trails.  Entrants will be granted the “once a year” opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-tracks in the pristine setting of the majestic Stellenbosch Winelands.  Seen here (from left to right):  Robyn De Groot and Ariane Luthi talking up a storm during the 2016 event.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Celebrating its 5th anniversary on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017 the organizers of the Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome BUCO as the title sponsor of Stellenbosch’s mountain bike party of the year, the BUCO Origin Of Trails. “We are both proud and excited to welcome BUCO as the title sponsor ...

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John Smit hooked on TransCape

Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit, seen here in action at Wines2Whales, will be making his maiden appearance alongside teammate Shane Chorley in the TransCape mountain bike race next year. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Former Springbok hooker John Smit, accustomed to tough sporting challenges, faces an examination of another kind when he competes in the TransCape mountain bike race for the first time next year. One of South Africa’s most celebrated sportsmen, Smit captained the Springboks to a number of memorable rugby triumphs, not least of which was winning the World Cup in France ...

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Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs

The world-renowned Nederburg winery in Paarl will host the FNB Varsity MTB Challenge on September 30 and October Photo: Supplied

Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG Events’ operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni challenge from September 30. “Not only are they one of the ...

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Nissan Trailseeker Lionman a roaring success

The elite men,

Philip Buys and Samantha Saunders were crowned men and women’s winners in the marathon race at the Nissan TrailSeeker Lionman mountain bike event at the weekend.   The third round of the 2017 Gauteng Nissan TrailSeeker Series attracted close to 2500 participants, who enjoyed the warm conditions and challenging bush trails of the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in the Waterberg, north ...

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Diarise the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

You don’t need to be an ultra-endurance junkie like Jeannie Dreyer to succeed at The 36ONE MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.

South Africa’s longest single-stage mountain bike race, The 36ONE MTB Challenge, has grown steadily in popularity over the last few years as the ultra-endurance racing bug has taken hold of the South African mountain biking community. But despite its 361km distance and 5 200m of climbing The 36ONE is infinitely achievable for all mountain bikers; with a bit of training, intelligent ...

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Fat Bikes find a home at Sappi Scottburgh MTB

"We have a clear idea why we ride, and riding Fat Bikes is all about enjoying the riding," says Grant Macpherson, seen here with Crispin Brien riding their Fat Bikes during last year's Sappi Scottburgh MTB Race. Supplied/Gameplan Media

Scottburgh – No stranger to innovation, the Sappi Scottburgh MTB race on 13 August has become the first race in KwaZulu-Natal to formally recognise the new trend of Fat Bike mountain bikes as a free-standing race category. With more and more social MTB riders opting for the wide rims with balloon tyres that handle the off-road and sandy conditions particularly ...

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Hill to head up local charge at Eston MTB

Team TIB's Andrew Hill (front) has tamed many trails around KwaZulu-Natal but has never won the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge, and he is hoping to change that when the event takes place on Sunday, 6 August.
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Eston – As the popular Illovo Eston MTB Challenge draws near, mountain biking stars the nation over will be eyeing the prestigious title, including Hillcrest-based star Andrew Hill who is prioritising the event that takes place on Sunday, 6 August. The Eston Country Club will play host to a number of different events on race Sunday with the Illovo 60km ...

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