Cycling

TransCape will give Gary Kirsten new perspective

Gary Kirsten during stage 5 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 24th March 2017

Photo by Mark Sampson/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND SPORTZPICS ALONG WITH THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

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With an intimate knowledge of the Western Cape, former Proteas cricketer Gary Kirsten is relishing the chance to view the region from a different perspective when he takes part in the TransCape mountain bike race next year. Starting in Knysna, the annual seven-day event presented by ASG Events will take riders on a 614km journey through some of the most ...

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FNB Wines2Whales set to kick off with a rewarding Stage One

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 27 October 2017 with Stage One of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure.  The first of three stages,
Stage One boasts a spectacular 68km route that features an impressive 1650m ascent.  Seen here:  Riders in action on Vergelegen close to the Vergelegen Climb during Stage One of the 2016 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 27 October 2017 with Stage One of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure. The first of three stages, Stage One boasts a spectacular 68km route that features an impressive 1650m ascent. “Iconic sections will include the Lourensford and Vergelegen climbs, the ...

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Sun’s out funs out at Berg & Bush day three

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After a few days of overcast conditions, the sun finally came out at the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent. It shone particularly brightly on the men’s and ladies overall race winners, who were in command from day one to day three. The men’s title was claimed by Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel), with Amy Beth ...

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Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill Klap the Kop

Riders camp along the shady banks of the Tugela river at the famous Em'Seni Camp before tackling the spectacular bushveld riding. With farm-style hospitality and an area rich in riding and history, the event delivers a proper mountain biking adventure.

Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill were smiling and Saturday night at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush after they each won R20 000 at the Volvo Spionkop Summit. The race within a race is a 1.3km dash for cash held in the evening after day two’s racing at the Berg & Bush Descent. Beukes winning time was four minutes, 38 ...

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Top trails on Berg & Bush Descent day two

The Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush takes mountain bikers from the top of the Drakensberg escarpment near Harrismith and drops down into Kwazulu-Natal negotiating world-class single track into the bushveld and on to Winterton.

Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel) took a giant bunny hop towards claiming the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent title with a commanding ride on day two of the event. In the ladies race, Sam Sanders and Amy Beth McDougall (Valencia Ladies) consolidated their overnight lead with another stage win (2:28:07), once again getting the better ...

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Muddy good fun at Berg & Bush Descent

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Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (NAD Pro MTB) crossed the line first on a reconfigured day one of the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent, the three-day stage race taking place in KwaZulu-Natal’s central Drakensberg region. The Mpumalanga pair finished in a time of 2:26:04. Second went to Andrew Hill and Declan Sidey (Bells Cycling Kabuki Breeders) in a time ...

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Top riders ready to blast through bushveld at Berg & Bush

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The Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent starts this Friday at Sterkfontein Dam, with three days of exhilarating riding on the cards. The who’s who of local mountain biking will be on the scene for the weekend’s racing, aiming to get their hands on the R40 000 prize money for overall first place as well as the R20 000 that’s ...

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Morne Van Greunen’s take on the Cape Duo

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I love cycling… a lot. I consider myself a “closet roadie” who has developed the ability to ride a mountain bike. Both of these disciplines give me tremendous joy for various reasons. Nothing compares to the exhilarating speed of a smooth section of tar whilst sitting in the bunch in a fast road stage, just like nothing exceeds the freedom ...

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Continental Tyres Partner Dryland Event Management

Dryland recommend a Continental X-King tyre on the front wheel and a Race-King tyre on the rear wheel of your bike, as well as General Tire Grabber AT3 tyres on your 4x4. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Famous for its challenging mountain bike events, through South Africa’s most rugged terrain, Dryland Event Management’s mountain bike races place an inordinate burden on the competitors’ bicycle tyres. With this in mind, Dryland have partnered with Continental Tyres to provide race entrants with access to tyres proven to be able to thrive in the Klein Karoo and beyond. Dryland’s flagship ...

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Main banks on climbing strength at Satellite champs

Kent Main of Dimension Data, seen here in action at the Bestmed Jock Tour, will be aiming to capitalise on his climbing ability to make an impact on the 110km Bestmed Satellite Championship road race at Maropeng on October 14. Photo: Memories4U Photography

Competing as a solo rider, Dimension Data’s Kent Main will be relying on his strength on the hills to make an impact when the Bestmed Satellite Championship takes place next weekend. Offering routes of 110km, 84km and 60km, the road classic will take place from Maropeng on October 14. With his teammates not yet back from competing in Europe, Main ...

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