FNB Wines2Whales welcomes Amped as portable power partner

Amped Portable Power

Amped Portable Power has teamed up with FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) as the official Portable Power Partner of one of South Africa’s premier three-day-stage mountain bike (MTB) events. Launched in November 2013, Amped has a range of portable power units that recharge USB devices such as smart-phones, GPS tracking units, lights, MP3 players, action cameras, tablets and more. “We are very ...

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De Hoop MTB Sizzles


Just minutes before the start of the 2nd annual Potberg & De Hoop MTB challenge, organizers of the event, Garden Route Events – a Knysna- based company, were alerted to the devastating news of a raging fire burning down the finish destination at neighboring De Hoop Nature Reserve. Riders set off for the first stage 75km race anxious and unaware ...

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Norwegian focus for Kargo Pro MTB

The recent Clover Lowveld Cycle Tour and the upcoming final leg of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in France will serve as Kargo Pro MTB Team's Rourke Croeser's final preparation before he tackles the 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Norway. - Gavin Ryan/
Gameplan Media

  Durban – Elite men’s South African cross country mountain biking champion Rourke Croeser used the recent Clover Lowveld Cycle Tour as final preparation on home soil for the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Norway at the end of September while talented junior Alan Hatherly recently bolstered the Kargo Pro MTB Team’s stocks. Ballito’s Croeser is set to ...

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First bicycle technical training academy launches in SA

Since opening in January 2013, Torq Zone Cycles has raised the standard of bicycle repair and maintenance in South Africa.  - Picture Torq Zone

Cycling has become the fastest-growing sport in South Africa and has created great growth opportunities for our economy over the past few years. However, there has been a complete lack of formalized and structured training of bicycle mechanics in South Africa. Torq Zone, South Africa’s first concept bicycle workshop, today announced its partnership with the Association of Cycling Traders (ACT) ...

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If it’s too hot then get out of the kitchen…

Celebrity chef, David Higgs will be taking on the challenge in 2014

The age-old expression, “If it’s too hot then get out of the kitchen” doesn’t ring true for celebrity chef David Higgs, but he will find almost any other excuse to get out on his mountain bike. “It’s my escape, my time to recharge and relax,” says South Africa’s 2013 chef-of-the-year. “I love it, I particularly enjoy the stage races, not ...

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Another first for Matt Daneel

Matt Daneel crossing the finishline for the victory. Photo credit: Eunice Visagie, Outsider Communications

On the weekend Matt Daneel managed another first in his sporting career when he won the 60km race at Die Burger MTB Challenge held in Stellenbosch. The multisport athlete from Stellenbosch won the race in 2 hours and 42 minutes. Edward Best and Jannes Buys joined him on the podium. “This was my first ever outright moutainbike  victory, and I am ...

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Last chance to cycle for cancer

Mountain bikers and roadies have one last chance to sign up to cycle for cancer before entries for the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival close at 11pm on Tuesday evening. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Mountain bikers and roadies have one last chance to sign up to cycle for cancer before entries for the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival close at 11pm on Tuesday evening. The 17th edition of the event takes to the roads and offroad trails around Sun City on August 16 and 17. Dubbed “Cycle 4 Cansa”, the proceeds from the ...

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Victories for Woolcock and Vale at 9th Die Burger MTB Challenge

Mens podium, 75km Challenge won by Waylon Woolcock (Cannondale Blend) and Cherie Vale (Paarl Media) Photo Credit: Eunice Visagie

Waylon Woolcock (Cannondale Blend) and Cherie Vale (Paarl Media) won the ninth edition of Die Burger MTB Challenge over 75km in Stellenbosch. The MTB Challenge was held over six distances – the invitational only 75km, 60km, 50km, 42km, 30km and 15km. Action started and finished at Eikestad Primary School. Woolcock said he knew he had a good chance to win ...

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Friends ride the Absa Cape Epic for The VisionTrust

(From left) Steven Dimond and Edrich Fivaz to take on next year's Absa Cape Epic.

Friends Edrich Fivaz (33) and Steven Dimond (37) from the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town have announced their plans to take on the legendary Absa Cape Epic in 2015 to raise funds for The VisionTrust. Founded by adventurer, businessman and motivational speaker Hein Wagner, the organisation has worked tirelessly since 2007 to assist people living with visual impairment to find ...

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