Cycling

Junior mountain bikers the source of much excitement at Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

Max Boskovic by Tobias Ginsberg

Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) was buzzing with excitement on Saturday 07 September 2019 when excited junior mountain bikers toed the line at the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event.   A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 ...

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Lloyd, Myers claim gold at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Jean-Pierre Lloyd photo by Tobias Ginsberg

The 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge attracted an impressive field of riders to the magnificent Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday 08 September 2019.   Jean-Pierre Lloyd (Stellenbosch) secured the top spot on the podium in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-60km) Men’s Race on his first try.  “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge is good preparation for the Tour de ...

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Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The Langwater water crossing varies in depth every year and it is only really possible to predict just how wet riders will get the week before the first event. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The 17thedition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Raceand Repeatwill take place on Saturday the 15thand Saturday the 22thof August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entries to the iconic events will open on the ...

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Cape Mountain Bikers Ride in Swiss Epic

Zola Ngxakeni and Luyanda Thobigunya won an entry to the Swiss Epic due to their success in the FNB Wine2Whales.

Cape Town, 26 August 2019: Two winning mountainbikers from Stellenbosch were in Switzerland taking part in the five-day international Swiss Epic which started in Davos last week, they finished 41 in the men’s category in a time of 22:08:47. Luyanda Thobigunya and Zola Ngxakeni riding in the Fairtree Capital strip are part of the BMT Fairtree Academy and won the ...

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Paarl Boxing day rides with Alfa Bodyworks for a fifth consecutive year

The Alfa Bodyworks riders dominated the podium at last year’s Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge. The event, which attracts a capacity crowd to the Faure Street Stadium in Paarl, is presented for the 122nd time this year.

The 122nd edition of the Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a special commercial partner for a fifth consecutive year following the news that Alfa Bodyworks has renewed its sponsorship of Africa’s largest track cycling meeting. Paarl Boxing Day attracts South Africa’s top professionals as well as a host of international riders who tackle each other for a share ...

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Marais finally claims his Mandela Day MTB Dash win

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Howick — it was sixth time lucky for Howick mountain biker Stuart Marais when he finally got the win he so desperately wanted at the Mandela Day MTB Dash race on Saturday. The Expedient Africa team rider finally secured victory in his home race on Saturday after fighting off the challenges of Andrew Hill and Tyronne White in tight a ...

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Hoffman races to victory at Cycle4Cansa

Nolan Hoffman (Team ENZA/PBC) sprinted to victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, presented by the Optimum Group on Sunday, to win the event for a record fourth time.

Team ENZA/PBC captain, Nolan Hoffman, sprinted to a convincing bunch victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, which was presented by the Optimum Group at Sun City today. Hoffman started his gallop very early but had enough endurance sprinting power to stay ahead to the line. Tyler Day finished in second and Josh van Wyk rounded off the podium in third spot. ...

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Spectacular mountain-biking guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying Bartinney Skyfall during the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain-biking enthusiasts of all ages can expect a route experience like no other at the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 September 2019 and Sunday 08 September 2019.   The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event will kick off the action on Saturday (07 September).   A highlight on the SA mountain bike ...

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Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

The dense indigenous forests of Cambria, in the eastern part of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, feature spectacularly gnarled old trees. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. Combrink and De Vries best ...

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