Cycling

All expenses paid Origin Of Trails entry up for grabs at FNB Magalies Monster

Mountain Bikers in action at the 2017 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province –One lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic entrant will secure an all-expenses paid trip for two to Stellenbosch where he/she will take part in the 6thannual 2-day Origin of Trails MTB Experienceon Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018. “The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is the North West Province’s most revered single day mountain bike (MTB) ...

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Marais fights to narrow victory and takes title at Cascades

Stuart Marais (left) leads Henry Liebenberg and Komborero Bere (partly obscured) at the end of the first lap of the final leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge Series at Cascades on Sunday. Photo:
Gavin Ryan, QuickPix

Stuart Marais powered away from Henry Liebenberg on the final lap of the KZN Mountain Bike Lap Series Challenge at Cascades in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday to claim the race win and snatch the series title overall. The Howick resident was locked in a no-quarters-asked battle with Liebenberg and they matched each other surge for surge over the first five out ...

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Symons, Bailey strike early in XCO Series

Petri Stander tackles a single-track section in the opening leg of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series at the Nelson Mandela University campus in George at the weekend. Picture: Chris Brooke

Kyle Symons and Rose Bailey took the honours when the Madibaz MTB XCO Series made a flying start with the opening Whip Snake leg in George at the weekend.   Held on the Nelson Mandela University campus, race director Jan Venter said they were very happy with the outcome as the series entered its third year.   Having started in ...

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100 Early Bird Entries to the 2019 36ONE Up for Grabs

The 36ONE MTB Challenge will take place from the 17th to the 19th of May 2019 in an attempt to ensure the day time temperatures do not exceed the high 30’s like they did during the 2017 and 2018 events. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Early bird entries to the 2019 36ONE MTB Challenge, which will take place from the 17thto the 19thof May next year, will open at 12:00 midday on Thursday the 26thof April. Only 100 entries, to the full 361 kilometre, distance will be made available at this time – but general entries will open later this year.   For riders wanting ...

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Bekkenk and Dreyer Race to 36ONE Success

By saving energy for later in the race Jeannie Dreyer was able to finish strong and shatter her own 36ONE course record on her way to the 2018 title. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer rode to dominant victories at the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, the 21stof April. While Bekkenk started fast and missed out on the course record, Dreyer paced her race to perfection; finishing strong to smash her 2015 record by half an hour.   In the other categories, the relay race was won ...

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Champions Return to The 36ONE

The queen of ultra-endurance cycling in South Africa Jeannie Dreyer will once again be attempting to break her 2015 course record. Photo by Oakpics.com.

This Friday, the 20thof April, the defending 36ONE MTB Challenge champions, Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer, will line up alongside 781 fellow mountain bikers to take on the 361 kilometre long circumnavigation of the Klein Karoo. The pair will no doubt be out to break their own course records, but will not have it all their own way as fierce rivals ...

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Heyns, Du Toit crowned Winelands Encounter champs

Pic 4 Matt Beers & HB Kruger LR

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit claimed their second stage win to secure overall honours on the final day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race, which finished near Paarl today.   The three-stage race in the Cape Winelands, presented by STANLIB, concluded with a 50km ride from Le Franschhoek Hotel to Nederburg Wine Estate.   The DSV Pro ...

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Kruger and Beers sprint to Winelands stage win

Pic 1 Matt Beers and HB Kruger LR

HB Kruger and Matt Beers timed their attack to perfection to snatch the stage win on the second day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain-bike race in Franschhoek today.   The ASG-NAD pair outsprinted stage one winners and overnight leaders Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit at the end of a 48km loop from the Le Franschhoek Hotel and back. ...

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Heyns, Du Toit fight back to win at Winelands Encounter

Pic 2 Arno du Toit LR

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit overcame an early mechanical to take the honours on the opening stage of the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Cape Winelands today.   Presented by STANLIB, the first day of the three-stage race saw the field tackle a 49km stretch from Zorgvliet Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch to Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek.   ...

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Financial gurus throw weight behind Cycle4Cansa

Making their donation of R50 000 to Emmie Bonner of the Rustenburg Care Centre at last year’s Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship are chief executive Louwrens Smith (left) and marketing director Werner Swanepoel (right). Photo: Full Stop Communications

A desire to support a worthy cause and a passion for cycling are behind Optimum Financial Services’ commitment to the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City later this year.   Joining the event as presenting sponsor, the Pretoria-based financial company will increase their backing this time, building on the R50 000 donation they made last year.   Cycle4Cansa, which focuses on ...

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