The Bestmed Tshwane Classic green effect

Bestmed Tshwane Classic race organiser Mauritz Meyer and his Green Caps Recycling Crew clean up at the Voortrekker Monument following last year’s event.

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The Bestmed Tshwane Classic has prided itself from the outset on being South Africa’s most environmentally friendly mass participation cycling event, and recycling will remain a top priority for race organisers when the race takes place on 3 November 2019. “As much as it’s about cycling on race day, it’s also about recycling,” says race founder Mauritz Meyer. Meyer is ...

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Sportsmanship triumphs in Scottburgh MTB classic


  Scottburgh – In a rare feat for a race that has a habit of attracting the most competitive mountain bikers in the region the Sappi Scottburgh MTB classic on Sunday ended in an amicable dead-heat between defending champion Andrew Hill and Tyronne White. The duo were inseparable over the demanding hilly and untamed 45km race before they approached the ...

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Posthumus and Webb Win 2019 Chas Everitt Around The Pot – Overberg 100Miler – Presented by SEESA

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Mike Posthumus and Courtney Webb raced to victories, in muddy conditions, at the 2019 Chas Everitt Around The Pot – Overberg 100Miler – Presented by SEESA. The muddy conditions were caused by torrential rain pre-race. Fortunately for the 1 000 odd cyclists, who gathered in the Overberg town of Swellendam, the rain held off during the races. Along with the flagship ...

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New Bestmed Cycle4Cansa 50km MTB route unveiled


  Route building on the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA mountain-bike course has been carrying on unabatedly and the result is that the organisation can now proudly announce a new 50km single lap course for the 2019 edition of the popular mountain-bike race at Sun City. The Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, presented by the Optimum Group, takes place on 24 and 25 August this year ...

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Entries are open for 7th annual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience


Entries are open for SA’s MTB party of the year, the 7thannual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience that will take Stellenbosch by storm on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019.   “An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails reminds mountain bikers why they ride,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “Instead of racing, entrants are ...

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Great Zuurberg Trek showcased on SuperSport

Prospective participants will get a good idea of what the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain-bike race has to offer when SuperSport broadcasts a highlights package at 8pm on Thursday. The show will be repeated several times until Tuesday. Photo: Zane Schmahl

Mountain bikers interested in tackling next year’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will have an opportunity to see what the boutique event offers through a highlights package aired on SuperSport from tomorrow night.   The sixth edition of the three-stage event took place from the Zuurberg Mountain Village, which overlooks Addo just outside Port Elizabeth, in late May.   Prospective participants ...

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Maree rates Jock Classic as one of SA’s premier events

David Maree (front) is relishing the prospect of defending his title when the Takelot Jock Classic road cycling race takes place in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Photo: Sufiyan Malik (PPS for Professionals)

Defending champion David Maree has the Takealot Jock Classic down as a priority for 2019, describing the three-stage one-day event as one of the premier cycling road races on the South African calendar.   Riding for the Enza team, the 29-year-old cyclist from Fourways in Johannesburg is relishing the challenge presented on Saturday by one of the country’s longest-running events. ...

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Bell takes Jock Classic in his own backyard

Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer (middle) retained the women’s title in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race over 150km at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today. With her are (from left) Zanri Rossouw (fourth), Parys Edwards (second), Samantha Sanders (third) and Sanet Coetzee (fifth). Photo: Henk Neuhoff

Nico Bell triumphed in his own backyard when he took two of the three stages to sprint to victory in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today.   Riding for NAD Pro, the 35-year-old from Nelspruit shaded Reynard Butler, defending champion David Maree and Travis Barrett in the race for the line to win the three-stage ...

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The Rock just got “Tougher-er”


The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival announced today that it has secured a sponsorship from Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl for Paarl’s biggest endurance festival which takes place over the weekend of 27-29 September later this year. Besides a cash sponsorship, Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl has committed a significant personnel base and a fleet of vehicles to assist with ...

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