Cycling

Tshwane Classic – The city is ready

It’s not all about the adults at the Tshwane Classic. Tomorrow’s heroes also get a chance to show off their cycling skills in the kids’ events at the Voortrekker Monument.

Never before had a total of 98km of normally busy roads been closed to traffic and made exclusively available for cyclists in the City of Tshwane. The 2017 edition of the Tshwane Classic was a historic moment for Tshwane and for cycling, says seasoned race organiser Wynand de Villiers.   The second edition of the Tshwane Classic, presented in association ...

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How to fuel for an Ultra-Endurance race

The 2018 Coronation Double Century is just over two months away. We have put together some advice and tips for endurance nutrition for all those training for the 202km road race.

The Coronation Double Century represents some unique challenges, not least of which is eating and drinking properly (and enough) to help you “go the distance”.   For most recreational cyclists the 202-kilometre loop from Swellendam is the longest and toughest journey on a bike every year. The old adage goes that ‘if a car runs out of fuel, it will ...

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Victor Matfield saddles up at Tshwane Classic

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Former Springbok captain Victor Matfield will join the likes of Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga, and thousands of other cycling enthusiasts at the start line of the Tshwane Classic on 4 November at the Voortrekker Monument. “Pretoria is such a beautiful city and I can only imagine how picturesque the route is going to be through the Jacaranda lined streets of ...

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Junior mountain bikers shine at Fedhealth Kids MTB Events

Hannah Watts by Tobias Ginsberg

Junior mountain bikers blazed the trails of Boschendal Farm Estate on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at the 4thannual Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.   A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events catered for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts able to choose from: a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km ...

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A South African Perspective on the Perskindol Swiss Epic

Matt Eagar, the founder of the popular South African online forum Bike Hub, was one of the thirty eight South Africans to start the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic. Read the full story of a South African's perspective on the event below; along with the final racing update and full results, after Stage 5 concluded the 2018 edition of the Swiss stage race.

Matt Eagar was one of the thirty eight South Africans to start the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic. He and his riding partner, Dane Coppin, were fortunate to have received an invite through Absa Pride; after Coppin and his father rode the 2018 Absa Cape Epic as part of the ‘Pride’. Among the excitement of a trip to ride mountain bikes ...

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Joubert defends title in Makro mountain-bike race

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Marco Joubert was pleased to be back on the winner’s podium after a long struggle with injury as he successfully defended his title in the Bestmed-Makro mountain-bike race near Port Elizabeth today.   The 21-year-old, who grew up in PE but now lives in Stellenbosch, defeated Jason Meaton in a sprint finish in the 70km race held at the Hopewell ...

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Stage Set for Spectacular Karoo to Coast

Sweeping through the forests is one of the highlights of the BUCO Karoo to Coast. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

The BUCO Karoo to Coast, 100 kilometre MTB Challenge, is the largest single day mountain bike event in South Africa; attracting 4 500 riders to the sleepy Karoo town of Uniondale annually. This year the event is set to take place on Sunday the 23rdof September and though the focus is on ensuring each rider enjoys his or her day in ...

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Kruger, McDougall crowned Fedhealth MTB Challenge Champions

Amy McDougall by Tobias Ginsberg

HB Kruger and Amy McDougall took no prisoners in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge +- 60km/Marathon at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday, 16 September 2018.   With three events to choose from (a +-60km/Marathon; a +- 30km/Half Marathon and a 15km Fun Ride), the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB challenge catered for all levels of mountain bikers, delivering plenty of mountain ...

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Countdown to Fedhealth MTB Challenge begins

Jusua du Plessis & Herschelle Otto by Tobias Ginsberg

Boschendal Farm Estate is primed to host the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge this coming weekend (Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018).   The weekend’s action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on Saturday.  Catering for ages 0 – 13, Junior MTB enthusiasts have three events to choose from: a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a ...

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