Cycling

SCOTT Sports Launch Exciting 2018 Range

The most exciting product in SCOTT’s 2018 range is arguably the all new Genius. Photo by Iwan Kemp.

From Friday the 1st of September to Sunday the 3rd, SCOTT Sports Africa hosted the local cycling media, and their SCOTT Bicycles dealers, at the Protea Hotel in Durbanville; to introduce them to the 2018 range of cycling products form SCOTT Sports. Though education was SCOTT’s primary aim, the lure of experiencing the SCOTT lifestyle and riding the new bikes ...

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Aggressive Buys extends Ashburton Investments MTB Series lead

Pyga/Eurosteel team, Matthys Beukes (front) and Philip Buys (back) setting a hard pace on day 2 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Dullstroom.
Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Philip Buys extended his lead in the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series when he played the perfect hand on Sunday’s second stage and toppled overnight leader, Gert Heyns in a decisive battle at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga on Sunday.   After finishing third on Stage 1 on Saturday, Buys (Pyga Eurosteel) started Sunday’s leg 22 seconds back and in aggressive mood, ...

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Becks Blue backs mountain biking

Becks Blue has entered the mountain biking realm by teaming up with two of the Western Cape’s prominent mountain bike races, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017) and the BUCO Origin Of Trails (25 and 26 November 2017).  “Becks Blue is a non-alcoholic beer that delivers on full beer taste,” says Vilosha Soni, Marketing Manager of Beck’s Blue.  “It’s ideal for those consumers that are looking to live life to the fullest without compromise. We would like all entrants to celebrate their achievements by enjoying an ice cold Beck’s Blue with their friends after the race.” Seen here:  Mountain bikers enjoying the routes on offer at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate in the build up to the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017).  Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Becks Blue has entered the mountain biking realm by teaming up with two of the Western Cape’s prominent mountain bike races, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017) and the BUCO Origin Of Trails (25 and 26 November 2017). “We are excited to welcome Becks Blue as a partner of both the Fedhealth MTB Challenge and the BUCO ...

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Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Introduces Schools Races

Primary school students will be able to race in three age categories, Nipper (8-10), Sprogs (11-12) and Sub Juniors (13-14). Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge – which takes place on Saturday the 30th of September – is one of the Western Cape’s longest running and best loved one day mountain bike events. The race boasts the perfect mix of racing and breath-taking scenery to attract all levels of riders, and with 85, 43 and 29 kilometre distances there is ...

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Race village elevates Varsity mountain bike race

Centralised at the Nederburg wine farm, the race village in the Varsity MTB Challenge will offer entrants a luxury off the bike experience when the event takes place in Paarl on September 30 and October 1. Photo: Robert Ward

A race village with plenty to offer is expected to take the Varsity MTB Challenge to another level when the annual mountain bike race takes place next month. The two-day event in Paarl, which will be held on September 30 and October 1, will have the Nederburg wine farm as its centrepiece, with cloverleaf routes starting and finishing at the ...

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Exciting announcement for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour

Artists impression of the new start for the Cape Town Cycle Tour which will move to the historic Grand Parade Precinct in 2018.

[Cape Town, 31st August 2017] At a press briefing today, it was announced that the start for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will move from its traditional position on Hertzog Boulevard to the historic Grand Parade Precinct. “Our participants’ safety will always come first,” says David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. “2017 was a ...

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Pretoria school shines bright in the Spur Schools MTB League

Some of the Menlo Park High School’s MTB Academy riders getting ready for the Spur Schools MTB League race

Menlo Park High School in Pretoria has an in-school mountain biking (MTB) team like no other. Hard to believe that their MTB journey started with just three riders in 2010. And today the school is the best and strongest League team in the Spur Schools MTB League. But what’s their recipe to success? According to team manager, Lizelle van der ...

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Tom Jenkins climb key to success at Tshwane Classic

Former national road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk says the iconic Tom Jenkins climb will play a critical role in the 98km feature race at the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria on November 5. Photo: Supplied

Former South African road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk, who won a memorable race in 2005 over the iconic Tom Jenkins climb, says the stretch will play a critical role in the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria this year. The uphill challenge comes after 80km of the 98km feature race on November 5 and Van Wyk said it would “separate the ...

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Success for Beukes brothers at mountain bike series

It was a family affair at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series as brothers Matthys (pictured) and Gerrie Beukes won their age categories on Sunday. Photo: Chris Brooke

It was a family affair as brothers Matthys and Gerrie Beukes won their respective age categories at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series at Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Matthys, who finished third at the SA National MTB Championships last month, said he woke without plans of racing but the enticing Bergadder course made it impossible ...

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Entries Open for the second Glacier Cradle Traverse

Collette Bastard flows through a section of singletrack on Stage 3 of the 2017 Glacier Cradle Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Glacier by Sanlam, Dryland Event Management and Avianto were thrilled by the success of the inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse mountain bike stage race, which took place in May this year. For 2018, the event has been moved to a more favourable slot on the calendar and entries to the event, which takes place from 5 to 8 April next year, ...

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