Cycling

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

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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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De Hoop MTB Sizzles

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Just minutes before the start of the 2nd annual Potberg & De Hoop MTB challenge, organizers of the event, Garden Route Events – a Knysna- based company, were alerted to the devastating news of a raging fire burning down the finish destination at neighboring De Hoop Nature Reserve. Riders set off for the first stage 75km race anxious and unaware ...

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Norwegian focus for Kargo Pro MTB

The recent Clover Lowveld Cycle Tour and the upcoming final leg of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in France will serve as Kargo Pro MTB Team's Rourke Croeser's final preparation before he tackles the 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Norway. - Gavin Ryan/
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  Durban – Elite men’s South African cross country mountain biking champion Rourke Croeser used the recent Clover Lowveld Cycle Tour as final preparation on home soil for the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Norway at the end of September while talented junior Alan Hatherly recently bolstered the Kargo Pro MTB Team’s stocks. Ballito’s Croeser is set to ...

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Hoffman looking for form at Lost City Classic

Team Abantu’s Nolan Hoffman will be aiming to retain his title at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Defending champion Nolan Hoffman will be looking to regain his confidence and form at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival – the first of the spring classics – in the North-West Province on Saturday. Hoffman, who completed the five-day Clover Tour through Mpumalanga on Sunday, said it was good to be getting back in road shape after a disappointing ...

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