Cycling

Western Cape Trailseeker series heads to mtb heaven

Candice Lill (dormakaba) lines up to be a firm favourite at the Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Series in Grabouw.
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Round 2 of the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Mountain Bike Series takes place in Grabouw this Saturday, offering what Western Cape mountain bikers widely consider ‘a piece of MTB Heaven’.   With forests and mountains and the lush, green vegetation of the Cape winter, the mountain bike trails in and around Grabouw have become a firm favourite, incorporating some spectacular singletrack ...

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Jock Classic and Jock Tour split for 2017

Organisers have allocated separate dates to the Bestmed Jock Classic and Bestmed Jock Tour, which are both presented by Rudy Project, to accommodate riders wanting to take part in both. Photo: Memories4U photography

Organisers of the one-day Bestmed Jock Classic and three-day Bestmed Jock Tour road races have split the events to accommodate riders who wish to take part in both. ASG Events’ operations manager Darren Herbst confirmed that the Jock Classic would take place on July 15 while the tour was pencilled in for September 15 to 17. Both events, which are ...

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‘Best ever’ trails for Sondela race

bestMed Sondela MTB Classic 2016

A bumper field can look forward to a fast and furious ride on pristine single-track when they take part in the Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic at Bela-Bela in Limpopo on June 24 and 25. “The trails are in the best condition ever,” said chief course designer Mel Meyer, whose team are in the final stages of preparing the 20km, ...

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Mix it with the pros at Sondela MTB Classic

Families looking for a bumper weekend of mountain biking and outdoor activities have a small window of opportunity to enter next weekend’s Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic. Photo: Supplied

Recreational cyclists looking to mix it up with the pros have a small window of opportunity to enter the Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic that takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo on June 24 and 25. Entries for the annual festival – which offers 20km, 40km and kiddies’ races on the Saturday to complement the 60km feature event on the Sunday – close at midnight ...

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Absa Cape Epic donates 5 896 tents to disaster relief

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 2

The Absa Cape Epic and event sponsor Absa have donated 5 896 of the two-man tents used in the race to disaster relief efforts in the Western Cape. The move follows the devastating fire in Knysna – which have left 10 000 people homeless – and destructive winds and flooding around the Cape Peninsula. “We are grateful to Absa and ...

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Mapstone, Benson master Waterberg Encounter

The Bestmed Masters duo of Rory Mapstone (left) and Rex Benson cross the finish line to secure their overall win in the three-day Liberty Waterberg Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB, at Sondela Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Rory Mapstone and Rex Benson won their second stage on the trot to take overall honours in the men’s section of the three-day Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race at Sondela Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. The Bestmed Masters team completed the 59km final stage, which included 920m of ascent, in 2:19:52 to lift the title in 7:36:27. ...

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Seyffert seeks best form at Waterberg Encounter

ASG-Ellsworth’s Pieter Seyffert is looking to recapture his best form at the three-day Liberty Waterberg Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB, at Bela-Bela in Limpopo this weekend. Photo: Ewald Sadie

After his strong start to the season was derailed by illness, professional mountain biker Pieter Seyffert will be searching for his best form at the three-day Liberty Waterberg Encounter near Bela-Bela in Limpopo from Friday. The 30-year-old set the tone for his season when he teamed up with Travis Walker to steamroll the opposition at the seven-day TransCape in February. ...

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Former national star lines up for Waterberg race

The competitive juices will once again flow for former pro Neil MacDonald when he competes in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB, this weekend. Photo: Zoon Cronje

Three years after his official retirement, the competitive juices will once again flow for Neil MacDonald when he takes to the start line of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race from Friday. MacDonald, whose professional cycling career spanned a lengthy 15 years, said he was looking forward to the challenge presented by the three-day event near Bela-Bela. “I believe ...

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No time for sibling rivalry at dusi2c

The Parker-Dennison sibling combination of Candice and Wesley feel they are more prepared for this year's dusi2c than they have been in the past when the race takes place from 10-11 June. Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – There will be no sibling rivalry between Wesley and Candice Parker-Dennison when they line up together as one of the favoured teams for a win in the mixed category at the dusi2c mountain bike marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Saturday and Sunday 10-11 June. The Parker-Dennison brother-and-sister team will be aiming for their fourth dusi2c finish when ...

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