Sebona gunning for second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title

Phillimon Sebona photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Returning to the ATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 Phillimon Sebona has set his sights on a second FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic title!   Sebona got his first taste of victory at this event in 2017 when he conquered the Monster (Marathon / +-65km) in a deserving time of 03 hours 06 minutes 10 seconds.   “The FNB Magalies Monster ...

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Captains Confirm PwC Great Zuurberg Trek a Success

Corné Krige rates the event as tough but exceptionally beautiful. Photo by Peter Kirk.

Two former Springbok rugby captains were among the 250 riders who took on the 2019 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, from the 24thto the 26thof May. The three day mountain bike stage race was held in the Zuurberg Mountains in the Addo region of the Eastern Cape and boasted a blend of serious racing as well as relaxed riding. At the ...

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PwC Great Zuurberg Trek Boasts A Sold Out Show in 2019

Stage 3 of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, in particular, features some of the best mountain biking the Eastern Cape has to offer. Photo by Shayne Minott.

The 2019 PwCGreat Zuurberg Trek, which takes place from the 24thto the 26thof May in the Zuurberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape, boasts a sold out field of stage race connoisseurs. In fact entries sold out within a month and given the race’s burgeoning reputation for superb riding and off-the-bike hospitality it is no surprise. There are therefore mountain bikers aplenty who ...

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Set your winter goals now and train to Cycle4Cansa

McLean Head and Shoulders

With the evenings becoming longer, the mornings colder and motivation decreasing for most cyclists, it’s vitally important to set a post winter goal, says cycling commentator Andrew McLean. The South African cycling season’s first traditional post winter ride is the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA Championship, presented by the Optimum Group on 24 and 25 August at Sun City. According to McLean this ...

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Black Marlin Reintroduce Felt Bicycles into South Africa

The IA is not just fast it also boasts the easy to reach CALpac 2.0, for items triathletes need close at hand on the bike, and the BTSpac storage container behind the seat tube for tools. Photo by Felt Bicycles.

Black Marlin is proud to reintroduce Felt Bicycles to the South African cycling market. The American brand – based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California – is famed for its performance-oriented approach to bicycle design, and its reintroduction into the local market is sure to cause a stir. Not only are Felt Bicycles’ road, triathlon, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, gravel, adventure, and ...

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Magaliesberg placed on pedestal at FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic photo by Tobias Ginsberg

Off-road adventure seekers are in for a treat at the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run that will be hosted at the bustling ATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 June 2019 respectively.     “The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run are two of the North West Province’s most revered ...

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Feature race remains popular Jock Classic option

The feature three-stage option in the Takealot Jock Classic road race remains the popular choice among cyclists for this year’s event, which will take place in Mpumalanga on July 13. Photo: Memories 4 U Photography

Even with shorter options on offer for the Takealot Jock Classic road race in July, the feature event of doing three stages in one day remains the popular choice for most cyclists.   This is the view of ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen after the race organisers announced last month that riders could do one, two or three stages. ...

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Botha overcomes the odds to pursue his love for mountain biking


Although diagnosed with a heart defect at the age of two, Nathan Botha, a 16 year old mountain biking enthusiast from Hoërskool Florida (Roodepoort) will be back in action at the 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic. This year however he will be share the experience with friends from school.   In 2005 Nathan was diagnosed with Coarctation of the ...

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Beers & Marais join forces for sani2c


HImeville – After a while deliberating who was going to partner defending KAP sani2c champion Matt Beers at the 2019 edition, talented cross country rider Stuart Marais will form the second half of the team for the three-day shoot-out from Glencairn to Scottburgh from 16 to 18 May. Beers and team mate Nico Bell took the NAD Pro MTB Team ...

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Entries open for 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Fedhealth Kids MTB Events by Tobias Ginsberg

Entries have opened for the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge – an exhilarating Two Day MTB Festival that will take The Retreat / Boschendal Wine Estate by storm on Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 September 2019.   “We’re excited to celebrate the 5thanniversary of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge at The Retreat / Boschendal Wine Estate in September,” says Michael Meyer, Managing ...

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