Cycling

Main banks on international experience to lift Jock Tour title

Time in Europe has prepared Dimension Data’s Kent Main for the challenging three-day Bestmed Jock Tour that starts in Mbombela this weekend. Photo: Supplied

Kent Main plans to use his international experience to his advantage when he lines up for the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on Friday. The 21-year-old cyclist signed for Dimension Data shortly after winning the five-day Tour of Good Hope in March and almost immediately packed his bags for Italy. “I’m really keen to get back into racing ...

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Local band set for Fedhealth MTB Challenge debut

Sunset Sweatshop will perform for the masses at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Photo Credit:  Dirk Odendal

The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will close off on a high note at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017 with a lively performance by local band, Sunset Sweatshop. Formed in October 2016, the group’s debut single “Move It” has been a hit on SA’s leading radio stations. According to Victor Green, drummer and backing vocalist, ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo introduces Champion of Champions Solo Challenge

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The Breedenet Cape Duo has been challenged. In the lead up to the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage event, riders challenged the Cape Duo to introduce a solo category, to see who would go it alone, swopping mountain bikes for road bikes to become the ultimate champion of champions. The challenge was accepted and the Breedenet Cape Duo is ready ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge route a ‘balancing act’

Participants in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge will face some fresh challenges when the race gets under way at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30. Photo: Robert Ward

Although the route builders are striving hard to create a balanced course, competitors in the Varsity MTB Challenge at the end of the month will have their work cut out. The two-day mountain bike race in Paarl, sponsored by First National Bank, starts on September 30 and is an opportunity for alumni, students and the public to experience a memorable ...

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SCOTT Sports Launch Exciting 2018 Range

The most exciting product in SCOTT’s 2018 range is arguably the all new Genius. Photo by Iwan Kemp.

From Friday the 1st of September to Sunday the 3rd, SCOTT Sports Africa hosted the local cycling media, and their SCOTT Bicycles dealers, at the Protea Hotel in Durbanville; to introduce them to the 2018 range of cycling products form SCOTT Sports. Though education was SCOTT’s primary aim, the lure of experiencing the SCOTT lifestyle and riding the new bikes ...

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Aggressive Buys extends Ashburton Investments MTB Series lead

Pyga/Eurosteel team, Matthys Beukes (front) and Philip Buys (back) setting a hard pace on day 2 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Dullstroom.
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Philip Buys extended his lead in the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series when he played the perfect hand on Sunday’s second stage and toppled overnight leader, Gert Heyns in a decisive battle at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga on Sunday.   After finishing third on Stage 1 on Saturday, Buys (Pyga Eurosteel) started Sunday’s leg 22 seconds back and in aggressive mood, ...

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Becks Blue backs mountain biking

Becks Blue has entered the mountain biking realm by teaming up with two of the Western Cape’s prominent mountain bike races, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017) and the BUCO Origin Of Trails (25 and 26 November 2017).  “Becks Blue is a non-alcoholic beer that delivers on full beer taste,” says Vilosha Soni, Marketing Manager of Beck’s Blue.  “It’s ideal for those consumers that are looking to live life to the fullest without compromise. We would like all entrants to celebrate their achievements by enjoying an ice cold Beck’s Blue with their friends after the race.” Seen here:  Mountain bikers enjoying the routes on offer at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate in the build up to the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017).  Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Becks Blue has entered the mountain biking realm by teaming up with two of the Western Cape’s prominent mountain bike races, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge (16 and 17 September 2017) and the BUCO Origin Of Trails (25 and 26 November 2017). “We are excited to welcome Becks Blue as a partner of both the Fedhealth MTB Challenge and the BUCO ...

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Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Introduces Schools Races

Primary school students will be able to race in three age categories, Nipper (8-10), Sprogs (11-12) and Sub Juniors (13-14). Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge – which takes place on Saturday the 30th of September – is one of the Western Cape’s longest running and best loved one day mountain bike events. The race boasts the perfect mix of racing and breath-taking scenery to attract all levels of riders, and with 85, 43 and 29 kilometre distances there is ...

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Race village elevates Varsity mountain bike race

Centralised at the Nederburg wine farm, the race village in the Varsity MTB Challenge will offer entrants a luxury off the bike experience when the event takes place in Paarl on September 30 and October 1. Photo: Robert Ward

A race village with plenty to offer is expected to take the Varsity MTB Challenge to another level when the annual mountain bike race takes place next month. The two-day event in Paarl, which will be held on September 30 and October 1, will have the Nederburg wine farm as its centrepiece, with cloverleaf routes starting and finishing at the ...

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Exciting announcement for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour

Artists impression of the new start for the Cape Town Cycle Tour which will move to the historic Grand Parade Precinct in 2018.

[Cape Town, 31st August 2017] At a press briefing today, it was announced that the start for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will move from its traditional position on Hertzog Boulevard to the historic Grand Parade Precinct. “Our participants’ safety will always come first,” says David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. “2017 was a ...

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