Cycling

Onrus welcomes home FNB W2W Adventure riders

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage Three of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure on Sunday, 02 November 2014.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Sunday, 02 November 2014 saw FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure riders bid farewell to Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), their home for the past two days as they journeyed towards the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) where family and hopefully a few whales waited in anticipation to welcome them home. Stage Three consisted of a ...

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Stage two of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure delivers riveting riding

Fondly referred to as the Play Day, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure started at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) and saw riders having to complete a 67km route that included the best bridges and structures built for the sport of mountain biking before crossing the finish line for one last time at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw). Day 1 ...

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Riders to beat deadline for Ballito race

The Bestmed Ballito Expedition, presented by ASG, takes place on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast on November 8. Entries for the mountain bike race close at midnight on Sunday. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

KwaZulu-Natal mountain bikers have until midnight on Sunday to get their entries in for the Bestmed Ballito Expedition, which takes place near the North Coast town on November 8. According to Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, organisers were expecting almost 800 riders to turn out for the second edition of the event. “The entries are definitely up from last ...

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Tough day in the saddle at FNB W2W MTB Adventure

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The much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure kicked off at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) today, Friday, 31 October 2014. Teams of two (men, women and mixed) had to complete a challenging 72km route that included trekking over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of trail to feature a compulsory portage, before crossing the finish line at ...

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Track champ signs with Bestmed-ASG

Multiple national track champion Ashleigh Parsons has signed with the Bestmed-ASG women’s professional cycling team for the 2015 season. Photo: Supplied

Three-time national track champion Ashleigh Parsons will join the Bestmed-ASG women’s professional cycling team for the 2015 season, the team management has announced. The 14-year-old Parsons, who is also the Western Cape road and time-trial champion in her age group, will sign on as a first-year U16 rider. Team manager Owen Botha said they were looking forward to bringing the ...

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The Woodlands MTB Cycle Challenge

Riders flying through the new single track section of the Woodland s MTB Cycle Challenge - Phot Dawie Blaauw

Woodlands MTB Cycle Challenge will be held on the 1st of November as a substitute to the cancelled OFM/Mangaung MTB Race in and around the Woodlands Wildlife Estate. Earlier this year the news broke that OFM pulled out of the OFM/Manuang Classic and the mountain bike races the Saturday prior to the classic. This would mean one of the biggest ...

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Spioenkop site of Berg & Bush battle

Participants in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush two-day race took on a “race within a race” during the Subaru Battle of Spioenkop in the Central Drakensberg on October 18. Photo: Nik Muzik

Spioenkop was the site of a skirmish of a different sort as mountain bikers vied for victory in the inaugural Subaru Battle of Spioenkop during the FedGroup Berg & Bush stage race in the Central Drakensberg earlier this month. A few hardy souls in the two-day event soldiered their way up the 1.44km climb as they took on the optional ...

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City cycling sensation heads for Durban Promenade

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The Engen Cycle in the City sensation that has taken the local road cycling world by storm will host its final leg in Durban – the heart of the Zulu Kingdom on the 8th of November. With the new festival style criterium event, riders and crowds can enjoy a safe and entertaining experience on their city streets. The Cycle in the ...

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Walker flies Kargo flag solo at Cape Pioneer Trek

Kargo Pro MTB's Travis Walker was forced to tackle the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek alone on his Momsen Vipa after his team mate and race partner Rourke Croeser was diagnosed with a eleventh however kidney infection forced Croeser out of the 7-day long contest. - Supplied/
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Durban – Kargo Pro MTB Team’s hopes of a podium finish at the recent Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek mountain biking stage race went up in a cloud of smoke before the starter’s gun even fired however a resilient and brave Travis Walker still went on to win the solo men’s category honours and finish in a remarkable third fastest time ...

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