Top female mountain bikers excited to take on Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Seen here:  Ariane Kleinhans during the 2013 ISUZU Ride The Rock MTB Race.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, Stellenbosch’s only 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, has attracted the interest of a number of top female riders including the likes of Ariane Kleinhans, Jennie Stenerhag and Robyn de Groot.  Celebrating its second anniversary, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails will take place on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014. “I am looking forward to seeing all ...

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Alpe d’Huez comes to Berg & Bush

Participants in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush two-day race can enjoy an Alpe d’Huez-style race up Spioenkop in the Central Drakensberg on October 18. Photo: Kelvin Trautman

Mountain bikers who have signed up for the original two-day stage race at the FedGroup Berg & Bush can enjoy the thrill of an Alpe d’Huez-style charge up Spioenkop on October 18. Race organiser Gary Green said he had decided it would be fitting to introduce a fun Tour de France-style element on the landmark ascent in the Central Drakensberg. ...

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Specialized bicycles up for grabs at FNB Wines2Whales MTB event

Women's Specialized Era Comp Carbon

The Organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events together with Specialized Bicycles are excited to introduce the #MySpecializedDraw at each of the three MTB events:  Adventure, Ride and Race. “When we first welcomed Specialized as the official bike partner of the FNB W2W MTB Events we mentioned that exciting times lie ahead”, says Michael Meyer, Director FNB ...

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Manser Takes On The Untamed African Adventure

Manser is a South African solo-adventurer, who has not only circumnavigated the coast of Africa by bicycle, but is also the first person to kayak around Madagascar, alone and unaided. He has also circumnavigated Iceland in a two man kayak with Dan Skinstad as well as made history with his fiancé, Vasti, by being the only people to have rowed from mainland Africa to mainland North America. Vasti also became the only woman from the African continent to have rowed across any of the world’s oceans.

He is celebrated around the world for his adventures. She joined him on a 6 000km journey by rowing boat from the African continent to New York. Now Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys have set their sights on a new challenge – doing the 2015 Absa Cape Epic together. Manser had decided he would “love to do something with Vasti ...

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Additional Cape Town Cycle Tour entries ‘up for grabs’


(Cape Town, 3 October 2014) Another 3 000 entries are to be made available to local riders wanting to take part in the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour. All available entries were snapped up in just eight hours when they opened last month, taking the race organisers by surprise and leaving many local would-be entrants disappointed. David Bellairs, a director of the Cape ...

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Torq Zone Academy launches Cytech Technical 1 Online Course

The Torq Zone Academy has opened it's first module, Cytech™ Technical 1 Theory South Africa, for enrollment.

Torq Zone Academy, which recently introduced Cytech™ Technical training in South Africa, announced today that their online module Cytech™ Technical 1 Theory South Africa (CT1TSA) is available for enrolment by South African learners. “CT1TSA, which is based on the online UK Cytech™ Theory One, has been contextualised for the South African market and successful completion thereof is compulsory to gain ...

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Berg & Bush brings books to rural schools

Participants in the FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race, which traverses the Central Drakensberg from October 10, have donated almost R70 000 worth of library books and furniture to underprivileged rural schools along the route. Photo: Supplied

Participants in October’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race have donated almost R70 000 worth of library books and furniture to underprivileged rural schools in the Central Drakensberg. The race’s community coordinator Nicky Green said she had been surprised and touched by the response from participants, who had made voluntary donations as part of their entry process. “We have ...

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