Cycling

Elite Field Prepped to Break Trans Baviaans Record

The infamous MAC, or Mother of All Climbs, to Bergplaas will be slightly easier this year as Eastern Cape Parks has laid cement tracks up the climb. Photo by Jacques Marais/Pentax.

With the road conditions better than they have been in years and with a stacked field of elite riders, including three teams containing previous record holders, the 2017 Trans Baviaans could be the fastest yet. Now in its third year of the two event, over consecutive weekends, format the country’s top ultra-endurance mountain biking specialists have focused their attention on ...

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Entries Open for 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

Riding throughout the night is part of the challenge of the 36ONE. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries for the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge, which takes place from the 20th to the 22nd of April are now open. The 361 kilometre long single-stage race, which marks its seventh edition next year is undoubtedly one of the toughest mountain bike races in the country. The route takes in 5 250 metres of altitude gain as it circumnavigates the Klein ...

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Conservation the winner at iMfolozi MTB Challenge

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This weekend, the 13th edition of the Old Mutual Wild Series iMfolozi MTB Challenge took place in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home of the Big Five and the African Wild Dog. The men’s winner was Simon Rollo (2:35), while the first female rider home was Christie van der Ryst (3:13).  However, this is an event that is about more than just ...

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Winter Riding Inspiration in the Shape of the Cape Classic

Experience roads like this. Photo by Nick Muzik.

The 2017 Cape Classic 380 is three short months away and while South Africa is locked in the midst of winter the promise of longer days, warm weather and superb riding is just around the corner. Entering the three day road tour, which takes place from the 27th to the 29th of October, will provide some much needed inspiration to ...

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Tshwane Classic receives green light for road closure

The Tshwane Classic, which has been granted total road closure, will pass a number of historical landmarks when the 98km and 60km road races take place on November 5. Photo: Supplied

In a major coup for the event, Tshwane Municipality have given the green light for total road closure for the Tshwane Classic cycle event later this year. South Africa’s capital will join the country’s other major centres in presenting a signature mass participation event, which will take cyclists past a number of historical landmarks on November 5. ASG Events operations ...

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Cycle4Cansa prepares for 20th anniversary

A big entry is expected when the popular Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship, which includes road races and mountain bike events, celebrates its 20th anniversary at Sun City on August 19 and 20. Photo: Jetline Action

Traditionally signalling the resumption of the cycling season after winter, the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship is again set to attract a bumper entry when it celebrates its 20thanniversary at Sun City next month. The two-day festival of cycling, which incorporates road and mountain bike races, also serves as a major fundraiser for the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa), having bolstered ...

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BMT Fairtree MTB Academy ready for Fedhealth MTB Challenge

The BMT Fairtree Mountain Bike (MTB) Academy has set an impressive goal for all eleven riders that will be seen in action at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Seen here (from left to right):  BMT Fairtree Mountain Bike (MTB) Academy riders, Luanda Thobigunya, Bongani Bhusakhwe , Sandile Xetu, Chris Norton, Rasta Bhusakhwe, Max Mathini and Thando Nthuthu at the 2016 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Franschhoek – The BMT Fairtree Mountain Bike (MTB) Academy has set an impressive goal for all eleven riders that will be seen in action at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017. Started in 2015, the goal of the Academy was to encourage Kayamandi residents to participate ...

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BUCO new title sponsor of the Origin Of Trails

Celebrating its 5th anniversary on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017 the organizers of the Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome BUCO as the title sponsor of Stellenbosch’s mountain bike party of the year, the BUCO Origin Of Trails.  An individual two day stage mountain bike race, mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world class trails.  Entrants will be granted the “once a year” opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-tracks in the pristine setting of the majestic Stellenbosch Winelands.  Seen here (from left to right):  Robyn De Groot and Ariane Luthi talking up a storm during the 2016 event.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Celebrating its 5th anniversary on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017 the organizers of the Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome BUCO as the title sponsor of Stellenbosch’s mountain bike party of the year, the BUCO Origin Of Trails. “We are both proud and excited to welcome BUCO as the title sponsor ...

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John Smit hooked on TransCape

Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit, seen here in action at Wines2Whales, will be making his maiden appearance alongside teammate Shane Chorley in the TransCape mountain bike race next year. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Former Springbok hooker John Smit, accustomed to tough sporting challenges, faces an examination of another kind when he competes in the TransCape mountain bike race for the first time next year. One of South Africa’s most celebrated sportsmen, Smit captained the Springboks to a number of memorable rugby triumphs, not least of which was winning the World Cup in France ...

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Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs

The world-renowned Nederburg winery in Paarl will host the FNB Varsity MTB Challenge on September 30 and October Photo: Supplied

Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG Events’ operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni challenge from September 30. “Not only are they one of the ...

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