Cycling

Cape Trails welcomes new Specialized Mountain Bikes

Cape Trails, the cherished route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be seen traveling to work in style on their 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa.  Seen here (from left to right):  Cape Trails members Ashwell Swartz, Brendon Booysen, Denzel Scheepers and Jason Adams.

Cape Trails, the cherished route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be seen traveling to work in style on their 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa. “The route builders from Cape Trails cycle approximately 6000km per year,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB ...

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Top mtb stars set for altitude battle at Dullstroom

Top contenders for the men’s podium will include Gawie Combrinck & Nico Bell riding for Team NAD Pro as well as Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes from team Pyga Eurosteel.
Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Many of South Africa’s top mountain bike stars are set for a two-day battle in the eastern highlands when they contest Round 6 of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga this weekend.   The event will offer two days of high-quality, high-altitude racing in some of the most scenic surrounds and a large field is expected ...

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The 36ONE MTB Challenge Partners with Extreme Lights

Extreme Lights will offer 36ONE MTB Challenge riders discounted bike lights and technical support at the event. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 36ONE MTB Challenge is not only longest single stage mountain bike race in the country but it is also one which places an extraordinary burden on rider’s equipment, especially their lights. Which is why Dryland Event Management have partnered with industry leaders, Extreme Lights to light up your 36ONE MTB Challenge adventures for 2018 and beyond. Unlike most ultra-endurance ...

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Challenging course for third round of Madibaz XCO series

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series, presented in association with Old Mutual Private Wealth Management, features a challenging new course. Photo: Supplied

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series will present riders with an opportunity to try their hand at a challenging new course at the Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Race director Jan Venter said the track, used in the opposite direction last year, was one that would allow participants to test their skills to the limit. ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge for everyone, says Francois Pienaar

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Providing an opportunity for old varsity friends to renew their rivalry, while also creating a platform for current students to compete, are the driving forces behind next month’s Varsity MTB Challenge. In addition, the second edition of the two-day mountain bike race – which starts at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30 – is open to the public as the ...

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Marais and Bergstrom wrap up Quattro ROAG Series

The men's podium at the aQuelle Tour de Krantz, the penultimate event in the Quattro ROAG Series, featured (from left) Sthembiso Masango (3rd), Stuart Marais (1st) and Leeroy Emslie (2nd). Ralph Schroder /
Schroder Sports Photography

STUART Marais and Natalie Bergstrom confirmed they will walk away with the biggest series prizes in South African mountain biking when they wrapped up the Quattro ROAG Series titles at the aQuelle Tour de Krantz at the weekend. Marais, from Howick in the KZN Midlands, won the Harburg event overall, finishing four minutes ahead of Leeroy Emslie which ensures Emslie ...

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New signing Kristen Louw dazzles with Cycle4Cansa win

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Bestmed-ASG’s new signing Kristen Louw started her tenure with the team on a high note when she won the 50km mountain bike title at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship on Saturday. The race started from Sun City in the Pilanesberg and took riders through sections of the Gary Player and Lost City golf courses as well as the Letsatsing Game Reserve. ...

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Hoffman retains Cycle4Cansa title in close finish

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Timing his sprint to perfection, Nolan Hoffman edged ahead of RoadCover rival Clint Hendricks to retain his Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship title at Sun City in the Pilanesberg today. The BCX professional, who finished in a fast 2:23:21, took advantage of a cross-tailwind and excellent teamwork in the 103km feature race to hold off last year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour champion ...

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Trans Baviaans The Repeat

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A week after the Trans Baviaans Race was won by the youthful team of Matt Beers and Tim Hammond, the experienced duo of Riccardo Stermin and  Andreas Studer (Team Power Bar) took victory in the Trans Baviaans Repeat  the pair clocked 9 hours 43 minutes and 7 seconds. The Repeat is a replica of the Race. 468 teams made up ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge welcomes sanctioning

Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge are pleased to announce that the 2017 event is sanctioned by Cycling SA.  The activities will kick off on Saturday with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.  Junior MTB enthusiasts are also invited to ‘test their balance’ with YBIKE on Saturday from 09:00 – 14:00 and on Sunday from 08:00 – 14:00.  YBIKE will have a fun and challenging Balance Bike Obstacle Course.  The excitement continues at Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday when mountain bike enthusiasts take on the more serious +- 60km (Marathon), +- 28km (Half Marathon) and 15km (Fun Race).  Seen here:  Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying the trails at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate.  Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Franschhoek – Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge are pleased to announce that the 2017 event is sanctioned by Cycling SA. “Not only will the Fedhealth MTB Challenge boast with a new venue in 2017, but mountain bikers will now also be able to compete for Regional Colours,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of ...

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