Cycling

Bestmed-ASG to cycle for diabetes

Team Bestmed-ASG, led by Juanita Venter (left), will take part in the third annual Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay across South Africa from November 6. Photo: Mario van de Wall

The Bestmed-ASG pro cycling team will be putting their talents to good use when they saddle up for the Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay across South Africa from November 6. They will make up one of four invitational teams – including pro squad Bonitas and one led by Springbok rugby legend Joel Stransky – taking on the two-day 1 600km challenge ...

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De Groot wraps up Gauteng Series with clean sweep wins

Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota), completed a clean sweep by winning the final round of the Nissan Trailseeker Series at the weekend.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) wrapped up the 2014 Nissan Trailseeker mountain bike series with a fifth consecutive win in the five-event series in Irene at the weekend. The Johannesburg-based rider clocked a time of 02 hours 32 minutes 44 seconds for the 68km event, which took place in breezy, overcast conditions and took riders on ...

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Cool start to FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride

Seen here:  The first batch of riders departing from Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Monday, 03 November 2014 for the first stage of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

It was a cool start to the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Monday, 03 November 2014.  With the promise of rain looming, over 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to take on the 72km route that included having to trek over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of ...

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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

FNB W2W MTB Adventure Stage 1 photo credit Volume Photography.jpg

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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