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FNB W2W announces Stage Two route

Affectionately known as Play Day, Event Organizers are proud to announce that the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events Stage Two route will be the source of even more excitement in 2016.  Seen here:  A mountain biker in action during Stage Two of the 2015 FNB W2W MTB Events on Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw).  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Affectionately known as Play Day, Event Organizers are proud to announce that the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events Stage Two route will be the source of even more excitement in 2016. The only stage to start and finish at the same venue, Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), riders will need to complete a 64km route that features a ...

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FNB W2W MTB Stage One Route announced

The 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off on Friday, 04 November 2016 with the FNB W2W MTB Adventure.  The first of two destination stages, Stage One is the ideal ice breaker with riders starting off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, traversing a 68km route that includes a 1420m climb and the infamous portage section at Gantouw Pass, before crossing the finish line at the majestic Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), home for two days.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action on the W-section of the A-2-Z Trails in the Grabouw Forest.

The 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off on Friday, 04 November 2016 with the FNB W2W MTB Adventure. The first of two destination stages, Stage One is the ideal ice breaker with riders starting off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, traversing a 68km route that includes a 1420m climb and the ...

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How to Follow the 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek

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The Cape Pioneer Trek kicks off on Sunday the 16th of October at 10:00. The seven day stage race, through the Garden Route and Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape, starts with a 13km prologue along the cliff-top trails and urban paths of Mossel Bay. It concludes on Saturday the 22nd of October with a 57km final stage from ...

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Riders, from the pros to weekend warriors, were blown away by the total race experience at the inaugural Varsity MTB Challenge recently held in Franschhoek in the Western Cape

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Going into the first Varsity MTB Challenge ever staged, not many riders really knew what to expect. But after two days of riding spectacular Cape Winelands trails, the finish-line buzz confirmed what a phenomenal event everyone had just been a part of. One of the major and unique appeals of Varsity MTB Challenge is that the race is open to ...

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Kleinhans and Beers win 2016 Berg & Bush

Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) claim victory at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush three-day stage race in KwaZulu-Natal. The pair saw off stiff competition from the cream of South African mountain biking to record a win on their debut at the event.

In a star-studded local field at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush, it was Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) that stood head and shoulders above the rest. Leading from start to finish, the recently-formed team took the overall honours after three days of furious racing in KwaZulu-Natal. Matt Beers was thrilled with his victory, a ...

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Cyclists soar up Spioenkop

Robyn de Groot soars to the top of Spioenkop at the Volvo Summit during the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush in KwaZulu-Natal. The 1.4km race within a race was worth R20 000 for the winning male and female rider. De Groot reached the top in a time of six minutes and 10 seconds.

Around 40 of the toughest and fastest mountain bikers at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush entered the 2016 Volvo Summit, a 1.4km sprint shootout on Spioenkop in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Up for grabs for the fastest man and women was a cool R20 000. On the start line, after two days of riding at the Berg & Bush, ...

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Berg and Bush Stage 2 blitzed by leaders

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The elite field at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush charged through the 60km Stage 2 course with such ferocity that some in the race village wondered if the final batch of riders might be able to watch the winners come in. In the end, race leaders Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) and the chasing ...

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Last man pedalling

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The last man over the line on stage 1 of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush was Namibian visitor Otto Alfleld. His ride partner, Andrea Stier, was beaming after her first dig at the event. Otto was not. That might have had something to do with his seven hour-plus finish time, or that his entry was a birthday present ...

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Elite riders scorch Berg & Bush Day 1

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The conditions at the start of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush were cool. The riding from the elite bunch, though, was scorching hot. Setting the scintillating pace was one of the strongest pro fields ever assembled at the Berg & Bush Descent. Waylon Woolcock and Darren Lill (USN Purefit), Philip Buys and Gert Heyns (Scott LCB Factory Racing), ...

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World Champion to take on Untamed African MTB race in 2017

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In August he won gold at the Olympic Games after earlier winning the 2016 mountain bike cross country World Championship. Now Switzerland’s Nino Schurter has set his sights on another major achievement: winning the Absa Cape Epic. Schurter is the biggest name in world mountain biking right now, with three world championships, three World Cup titles (for accumulated points over ...

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