Cycling

Staying fit this summer

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 7

Gary Kirsten and John Smit share training and fitness tips as they prepare for the Absa Cape Epic Cape Town, 31 October 2017 – Enjoyment at the Absa Cape Epic comes through preparation and taking no shortcuts for Gary Kirsten, the former South African cricketer, who will take part in Africa’s Untamed African MTB Race for the third time in ...

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Single track heaven continues on Stage Two of BUCO Origin Of Trails

Riders in action during the 2016 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Stage Two of the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race will take place in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 26 November 2017. An individual rider race, entrants can choose between three entry options: Long (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), Medium (+-55km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday) or Short (+-28km on Saturday and +-29km ...

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Sharks Trail Adventure MTB routes reversed

Riders taking part in the 40km and 20km MTB races at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 3 December will find the route reversed eliminating the tough climb into the race finish. Four times winner Andrew Hill (TIB Insurance) will plan his race strategy around the faster start and easier run into the finish. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – An about turn could signal an early Christmas present for mountain bikers as the organisers of the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday 3 December at Summerveld Estate confirm that the popular 40km and 20km MTB routes will be run in the reverse direction, easing the climbing and creating some exciting descents  on both routes. “In last year’s ...

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Invitational Paarl race heads in a new direction

Sanlam MTB Invitational route 2 LR

Eager to showcase the variety on offer in the Sanlam MTB Invitational, organisers ASG Events are preparing to unveil a number of changes to the route for next week’s event. The annual race in the Western Cape takes place from Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 18 and 19, with stages of 60km on the Saturday and 40km on ...

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Entries open for 2018 Gravel & Grape MTB

The fourth annual Gravel & Grape weekend of MTB is taking place from 4-6 May next year. Entries for the three events are now open.

The fourth annual Gravel & Grape weekend of MTB is taking place from 4-6 May next year. Entries for the three events are now open.  Boasting a three-day Gravel & Grape Extreme, a two-day Gravel & Grape Extreme and a 2-day Gravel & Grape Adventure, the weekend offers something for all types of mountain bike rider. The Gravel & Grape ...

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BUCO Origin Of Trails Stage One equates to single track heaven

Stage One of the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 25 November 2017.  An individual rider race, entrants can choose between three entry options:  Long (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), Medium (+-55km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday) or Short (+-28km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday).  Seen here:  Riders in action at the 2016 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Stage One of the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 25 November 2017. An individual rider race, entrants can choose between three entry options: Long (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), Medium (+-55km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday) or Short (+-28km on Saturday and +-29km ...

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Top riders for Cycle Tour

Gent's top 3 from left Clint Hendricks 2nd, Nolan Hoffman 1st and Rohan Du Plooy 3rd photo FREDLIN ADRIAAN 23/2/2017 THE HERALD Cycle Tour Main race. photo FREDLIN ADRIAAN 23/2/2017 THE HERALD

THERE will be yet another strong lineup of elite riders gunning for top honors in next year’s Herald Continental Cycle Tour. Nolan Hoffman, of Team BCX, will return to defend his 106km Classic title, while Port Elizabeth’s own, Anriette Schoeman, will look to retain both her 80km mountain bike and 106km road race titles. KwaZulu Natal’s Andrew Hill will be ...

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Elite results of Nissan TrailSeeker season finale

Declan Sidey wins the Nissan TrailSeeker Diamond Rush. Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

The curtains of the Nissan TrailSeeker Gauteng Series closed in Cullinan today, a quaint miners’ village about a 30-minute drive east of Pretoria. With many of the seasoned campaigners racing elsewhere and taking their season’s break, the gauntlet was thrown open for new talent to step up and podium at the esteemed event. It was Declan Sidey who raised his hand as ...

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