Cycling

Additional Cape Town Cycle Tour entries ‘up for grabs’

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(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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From Sand to Snow – Mannie Heymans to ride Snow Epic

Mannie ‘Mr African’ HEYMANS at 2014 Absa Cape Epic, stage 4 - -SPORTZPICS

Earlier this year cycling legend Mannie Heymans became the first person to do the Absa Cape Epic on a fatbike. Now he will be swopping the sand dunes of Namibia for the ski slopes of Switzerland – and the first ever Snow Epic. Heymans won the inaugural Transalp MTB stage race in 1998 and then the first Absa Cape Epic ...

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Bestmed-ASG signs new Dance partner

Elite triathlete Lauren Dance has signed with the Bestmed-ASG women’s professional cycling team for the 2015 season. Photo: Supplied

The Bestmed-ASG women’s cycling team have announced the signing of elite triathlete Lauren Dance as part of their line-up for the 2015 season. Dance, who finished second at the ATU Africa Championships in Zimbabwe earlier this year, will make her debut for the squad at the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge in November. The 24-year-old University of Johannesburg student said she ...

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What makes a stage race special?

Marleen Lourens in action during the Ride2Nowhere 2014

So I got the opportunity to take part in the Ride2Nowhere this year and I must say the only thing I knew about the event is that it was held in the town of McGregor nearby Robertson, and that was it. And as I had done quite a large number of stage races I knew the deal and how these ...

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Satellite Classic heads into the bush

“The Satellite Classic has become such a feature on the road racing circuit that it was only natural to try to secure a mountain bike event over the same weekend.” - Photo Supplied

The North-West Province’s premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour has taken a detour – into the bush. Organisers of the Bestmed Satellite Classic, which is presented by ASG, have added a mountain biking component to create a whole weekend of scintillating cycling on October 18 and 19. On the Saturday, the 80km and 106km road races roll ...

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Cape Leopards still frequent FNB Wines2Whales MTB routes

Seen here:  Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) patrolling the trails of Pofadder after his collar was remotely dropped.  Photo Credit:  Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project is pleased to announce that Cape Leopards, Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) and Olive (Boland Female / BF14) still frequent the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) routes. “Old Popeye is still the master of the Groenlandberg,” says Jeannie Hayward of the CLT Boland Project.  “After four years of monitoring we still spot Popeye ...

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