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FNB Wines2Whales 2016 entries opening soon

Entries for the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will open on Monday, 15 February 2016.  Seen here (from left to right):  Simone and Lolita Van Aardt in action at the 2015 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries for the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will open on Monday, 15 February 2016. According to Michael Meyer, FNB W2W MTB Director, entrants can look forward to a mountain biking experience like no other. “Each year we focus on refreshing the rider’s experience both on route and in the festival village. The 2016 event will be ...

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1, 2, 3… Enter the GR300

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Garden Route Events have three great reasons for you to enter the 2016 GR300 or GRLite, which takes place in the forests of Knysna from the 26th to the 28th of February. It’s shorter, is super camper friendly and offers great prizes! With the Cape Epic only two weeks after the GR300 Garden Route Events have decided to ease up ...

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Entries open for Pennypinchers Karoo to Coast

Matt Beers at Diepwalle Forest, Karoo to Coast 2015. (c) Desmond Scholtz

The 17th Pennypinchers Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge will take place on 18 September 2016 over 96 kilometres from Uniondale to Knysna. Entries for the 2015 event sold out in record time and organisers expect this year to be no different. “It is the ‘Argus’ of mountain biking,” commented 2015 winner Matt Beers (RED-E Cannondale). “Riders are always ...

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More prize-money in the joBerg2c mix

Sonya Looney (FreakShow) from the United States, the current world 24-hour champion, will team up with Yuki Ikeda (Topeak Ergon) from Japan. Photo: Supplied

Organisers of the Old Mutual joBerg2c have announced that mixed teams will receive equal prize-money to men in the 2016 race. “Our research has shown that women prefer racing longer stage races with a male partner,” said race director Craig Wapnick He said the extra cash commitment was made possible by commercial law firm Lanham-Love Attorneys, who had come on ...

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Change of guard at Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge

Karl Platt (left) and Tim Bohme of Team Bulls celebrate their dominant victory at the 2016 Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge in South Africa on Saturday. 
Photo credit: www.zooncronje.com

There was a changing of the guard at the 10th edition of the Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge in South Africa’s Western Cape province on Saturday. The German Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Tim Bohme decimated the field to claim a tie victory in the men’s race, while South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Ascendis Health) ...

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Grindrod Bank new title sponsor of Berg and Bush

Grindrod Bank have secured the title sponsorship of Berg and Bush, one of the country’s premier multistage mountain bike races. The 11th edition of the KwaZulu-Natal event starts on October 7. Photo: Em Gatland

Grindrod Bank have secured the title sponsorship of one of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier multistage mountain bike races, the Berg and Bush. “We are delighted that we were invited to become more involved in this event,” said Grindrod Bank managing director David Polkinghorne, in the wake of the financial institution coming on board as presenting sponsor during last year’s 10th anniversary event. “It ...

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International stars boost Attakwas Extreme Challenge field

Swedish marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, tackles the rugged trail through the Attakwas Reserve on her way to third place in the 2015 Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge. Stenerhag joins a strong field once again on Saturday to tackle the 10th anniversary edition of one of South Africa's most iconic one-day mountain bike races.
Photo credit: www.oakpics.com

The 10th Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge kicks off the South African mountain bike racing year on Saturday and it has once again attracted a strong field of contenders for the overall men and women’s titles. Switzerland’s five-time winner and multiple Cape Epic champion, Ariane Kleinhans (Team Spur), heads up possibly the strongest ever women’s field in her quest ...

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Bright future ahead for talented young roster

Finn Iles - by Michal Cerveny

Morgan Hill, Calif., January 6, 2016 — Specialized will partner with Pure Agency in 2016 to form a new Specialized Gravity Team, supporting the 2015 World Champion Loic Bruni, 2014 Junior World Champion Loris Vergier and first year Canadian junior Finn Iles on the UCI World Cup circuit. The team will all be racing aboard Specialized bikes and select equipment ...

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Garden Route Events Remove the Sting from the 2016 GR300

5.	Tired, happy and maybe a little bit muddy: how you’ll look and feel on completing the 2016 GR300 or GR Lite. (Photo by: Julie Anne Hoffman)

The traditionally tough Garden Route 300 will be significantly easier on the legs in 2016, as race director Pax Mostert has taken the decision to shorten the daily distances and cut down on the meters of climbing. The GR Lite follows a similar trend, with the emphasis on packing the Lite route with as much great riding as possible – ...

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Munga victory a life changing feat for RMB Change a Life’s ‘Ngwenya’ Ntuli

RMB Change a Life MTB Academy ace John Ntuli claimed a career defining win at the recent 1070km The Munga mountain bike race from Bloemfontein to Wellington.
Erik Vermeulen

Durban – John Ntuli’s historic victory at the inaugural 1070km The Munga mountain bike race from Bloemfontein to Wellington on Saturday has reaffirmed his status as one of the finest endurance athletes in the country and further underlining a core ethos behind the RMB Change a Life MTB Academy. Gracious and humble by nature, Ntuli’s uncanny knack of adapting into ...

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