MTB

What to expect – a route review from the trail builder

Some quick insights from master route-builder Con Viljoen

  The Ride2Nowhere is a very special opportunity to explore this remote region of the cape on a mountain bike, by getting access to routes and trails you wouldn’t on any other day. The riding is typically ‘Karoo’ – more rugged and technical than many of the other more groomed trails that see countless wheels per year. Therein lies the ...

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Junior mountain bikers in for a treat at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Tyler Van Gesselleen (Stellenbosch) in action during the 2017 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events 500m race.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The action of the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events at Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 15 September 2018. Celebrating its 4thanniversary, the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events cater 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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Explore Trails through the Fynbos in the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience

The northern reaches of the vlei, near its headwaters, offers amazing views of limestone cliffs – pockmarked with caves. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The inaugural De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience, which takes place from the 22ndto the 24thof September 2018, has revealed the routes for the three day mountain biking extravaganza. Freebody-Sports and the De Hoop Collection have worked tirelessly over the autumn months to bring together a mix of established, virgin and usually off-limits trails to create a compact, yet challenging and ...

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Waterberg Encounter offers more than just a race

Pic 2 Liberty Waterberg Encounter LR

The Liberty Waterberg MTB Encounter offered more than just three days of racing in the bushveld – it provided a valuable lifestyle experience, said prominent Johannesburg businessman Tjaart Kruger.   The mountain-bike event, presented by STANLIB, took place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo and ended at the Sondela Nature Reserve yesterday.   Kruger, chief executive officer of Premier Foods, was just ...

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Makeshift pair dominate Waterberg MTB Encounter

The top two teams at the Liberty Waterberg MTB Encounter, presented by STANLIB, were, from left, ASG Store Paarl’s Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert (runners-up) and ASG-Cape Duo’s Regis Maniora and HB Kruger (champions). Photo: Gerrie Kriel/Twin Productions SA

HB Kruger and Regis Maniora won their third stage in a row to seal overall victory in the Liberty Waterberg MTB Encounter near Bela-Bela in Limpopo today.   In the final stage, which culminated at the Sondela Nature Reserve after 59km of racing, the ASG-Cape Duo pair took a hard-fought three-second victory over ASG Store Paarl’s Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter ...

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Tankwa Trek adds an Additional Stage

The new Stage 1 see riders starting in category batches, allowing them to directly race their general classification rivals on the trails surrounding the race village. Photo by www.zcmc.co.za.

Dryland Event Management – the organisers of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, the only UCI S1 category stage race in South Africa – are proud to announce the addition of a 4thstage to the 2019 Tankwa Trek. The new stage will take place on the afternoon of Thursday the 7thof February 2019, followed by Stages 2 through ...

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Waterberg changes provide interesting challenge

Competitors in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter, presented by STANLIB, will face some interesting challenges in the three-day mountain-bike race in Bela Bela, Limpopo, from Friday to Sunday. Picture: Gerrie Kriel/Twin Productions SA

A new single-track finish to the opening stage of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter will have the front-runners fully alert when the mountain-bike race gets under way on Friday.   Presented by STANLIB, the three-day stage race in Bela Bela, Limpopo, will see the routes taking cyclists through Sondela Nature Reserve and Elements Private Golf Reserve.   The stages will cover ...

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Former road ace excited about Waterberg debut

Former road racing ace JC Nel will ride the Liberty Waterberg Encounter, presented by STANLIB, for the first time this weekend when it takes place in Bela Bela, Limpopo. Picture: Memories 4 U Photography

Former road specialist JC Nel is looking forward to testing his skills on the mountain bike when he makes his debut in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter this weekend.   The three-day bushveld event, presented by STANLIB, gets under way on Friday at Bela Bela in Limpopo, taking riders through trails which cover part of Sondela Game Reserve and Elements Private ...

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Botha, Strydom shine at FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

Wessel Botha in action at the 16th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic on Saturday, 02 June 2018.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province –Wessel Botha and Danielle Strydom claimed the coveted title of FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic Champion at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 02 June 2018 crossing the finish line in impressive times of 03 hours 06 minutes 03 seconds and 03 hours 44 minutes 42 seconds respectively.   The men’s race was hotly contested with Tyronne White ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge entries open

Mountain biking enthusiasts in action during the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are open for the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018. “We are excited to host the Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the magnificent Boschendal Wine Estate for the second consecutive year,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “This year, however, the ...

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