Cycling

Lorraine Cycle Tour set for bumper event

Nelson Mandela Bay star Anriette Schoeman is set to defend her title in the Lorraine Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth next Saturday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

The Lorraine Cycle Tour is poised to make another positive impact on the sport in Nelson Mandela Bay when the annual tour takes place at Lorraine Primary School on Saturday, October 12.   Although the Africa Cup, scheduled to take place in the same period as the cycle tour, has been cancelled, race director Alex Cooper said this would have ...

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Flying finish to 2019 Berg & Bush Descent

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Nico Bell and Wessel Botha (NAD Pro) and Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot (dormakaba) are the 2019 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent champions. Bell and Botha were neck and neck with Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) all weekend, ultimately taking the win just three seconds ahead of the 2018 champions. McDougall and De Groot were dominant ...

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Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

Sebastian Stark leads Waylon Woolcock up one of the many climbs with punctuate the Prince Alfred’s Pass road from Uniondale to Knysna. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Sebastian Stark and Nicky Giliomee prevailed against the elements, on a day when the heavens opened over the Prince Alfred’s Pass, to win the 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast. The 96-kilometre-long, ultra-marathon, mountain bike race started in Uniondale as a few drops of rain began to fall, but by the time the riders reached Knysna the precipitation was torrential. Sunday, ...

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Mclean believes in Bestmed Tshwane Classic winning formula

Andrew McLean believes the incredible growth of the Bestmed Tshwane Classic is a refreshing exception to the rule in the current mass participation event space.

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The cycling community is brimming with excitement ahead of the third staging of the Bestmed Tshwane Classic following last year’s edition that attracted more than 7000 cyclists; and no-one is more excited than well-known cycling commentator Andrew McLean. “The growth of the race is simply inspiring. Against the backdrop of the economic slump over the past ten years, the growth ...

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The Illusive Knysna Bull

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For the best part of the last decade there have been rumours that a wild bull elephant still roams the Knysna Forests. Footprints and dung are the only clues as to this grey ghost’s authenticity. For mountain bikers, entries to the 2020 Knysna Bull, made personal by Constantia, do not guarantee a spotting of the fabled elephant. They do however ...

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2020 Karoo to Coast

The 2019 race was held in near torrential rain, making it one of the most memorable editions in the event’s 21-year history. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2020 date is set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event: 20 September. Heading into the 22ndedition the Karoo to Coast promises to be as challenging, rewarding and fun as ever – when 4 500 riders take on the route from Uniondale to Knysna.   The 96 kilometre long course, which crosses the old wagon trail out of ...

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Unparalleled cycling entertainment at Bestmed Tshwane Classic

Cycling as a spectator sport will be showcased at this year’s Bestmed Tshwane Classic following the announcement that a kermesse has been added to the day’s entertainment activities at the Voortrekker Monument on 3 November. The kermesse, a circuit-based race, is by invitation only and will host the country’s top professionals. The kermesse features a secure 1.1km circuit on a ...

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