Cycling

Cycling SA select ‘juniors’ for Worlds

Bestmed-ASG junior cyclists (from left) Michelle Benson, Catherine Colyn and Monique Gerber will represent the future of South African women’s cycling at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Photo: Gerda Benson

African champion Monique Gerber will spearhead the South African junior women’s attack at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Gerber and fellow Bestmed-ASG teammates Catherine Colyn and Michelle Benson will make up the junior female component of the national team, which was announced by Cycling South Africa on Friday. Team manager Owen Botha ...

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Haywood excited to take on the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood will be seen in action at the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, that will take place in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014.

Amidst frantic wedding preparations, well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood is still managing to keep her cycling calendar up to date and has entered the second annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, that will take place in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014, one month after her marriage to ...

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Venter ready to race against world’s best

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter (left), seen here in action during the Bestmed Tour de Boland, will take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27. Photo: Capcha Photography

National road and time-trial champion Juanita Venter is preparing to take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27.Venter, who races locally in the colours of Bestmed-ASG, will be aiming for a medal in the time-trial discipline on Wednesday. She will also take part in the road race on ...

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Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge shines this spring

Riders will enjoy some great mountain biking when one of the first spring races, the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge, rolls around on September 6. Photo: Jetline/Action Photo

  Gauteng mountain bikers will have a chance to stretch their legs and shake off the winter cobwebs with the first of the spring races near Krugersdorp on September 6. The Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge offers true mountain biking in the heart of suburbia with spectacular views of the City of Gold. Race organiser Wynand de Villiers believes it ...

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Van der Spuy mum about Scottburgh 2014 chances

Having claimed the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi in 2013 Evan van der Spuy (Varsity College) has not put too much pressure on himself to defend his title when the race gets underway on 31 August in the South Coast town. - Darren Goddard/
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  Scottburgh – Men’s defending champion Evan van der Spuy will have to be on top of his game if he is to become the first ever rider to successfully defend his Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi title when this year’s South coast clash takes place on Sunday 31 August. Having previously been staged in June and coinciding with ...

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Pretoria Boys High hosts 24-hour mountain bike challenge

The endurance of Gauteng mountain bikers will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. Photo: Hendrik Steytler Photography

The grit and determination of the Gauteng mountain biking fraternity will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. The fourth edition of this endurance event, presented by Barden Tyres, will once again roll out across the 85-acre campus in Brooklyn, southeast of the city centre. According to organiser ...

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TussenOns Fees MTB

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This year the MTB consist of 3 routes (47km, 33km and 11 km). The GWM TussenOns Festival MTB forms part of a whole bunch of festive family activities hosted by the TussenOns Festival, a non-profit organisation. The picturesque mountains of Worcester contributes to the scenic route for the 4th TussenOns Festival MTB. The festival programme with entertainment for the whole ...

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Climber Julius sprints to Lost City win on debut

Bonitas climber Jayde Julius (centre) took a surprise victory in the 115km Lost City Cycle Classic which formed part of the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. With him are Westvaal-BMC’s runner-up Tyler Day (right) and third-placed Herman Fouché of Bonitas. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Climber Jayde Julius found his sprinter’s legs to claim the Lost City Cycle Classic at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycling Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. The Bonitas rider put the hammer down with 3km left to lay the foundation for his victory in the 115km feature event in 2:37:38. Julius, who was making his race debut, outsprinted ...

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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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