‘The Rock’ mountain bike and trail festival


When I moved from Johannesburg to Paarl I was in absolute and instant awe of the mountain-biking terrain which the beautiful Boland town offered. Six years on, Paarl has turned into a city, but thankfully the natural trails have remained and 180km of additional trails have been built on the Paarl Mountain since our arrival. We organised many well-known mountain-bike ...

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New look to Jock Classic opening stage

Cyclists in the Takealot Jock Classic will face a slightly different opening stage with the inclusion of Brondal Road in this year’s three-stage, one-day road cycle race in Mpumalanga on July 13. Photo: Memories 4 U Photography

The opening stage of this year’s Takealot Jock Classic will be slightly easier than last year, but competitors will need to keep something in reserve during the three-stage one-day road cycle race on July 13.   That is the view of ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen, who confirmed that Brondal Road, about 20km into the race, would again be ...

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Satellite Classic road race takes on a fresh look

A number of changes, including a new race venue, have been introduced to the Takealot Satellite Classic road cycle race when it takes place in Magaliesburg, Gauteng, on October 12. Photo: Wayne Hanscombe/Jetline Action Photography

The Takealot Satellite Classic road race will show off a fresh look when it takes place at an important stage in the South African road cycling season in mid-October.   There are a number of changes to this event near Hartbeespoort Dam on October 12 which will have the effect of attracting a wide range of riders.   From a ...

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Heyns and De Groot defend MTB titles at Knysna Cycle Tour

Winners 80 km MTB Gert Heyns and Robyn de Groot high res

Cyclists participating in this year’s Knysna Cycle Tour presented by Knysna Rotary were faced with windy conditions and a downpour just after the start at the first major sporting event of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. The event kicked off with four MTB races – 80km, 50km, 30km and 15km. The 80km event was won by Gert Heyns, his second ...

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Double delight for Frances and Tiano at SA Youth Champs


KZN’s Frances Janse van Rensburg and Gauteng’s Tiano da Silva both doubled up when they won the U19 girls and boys road races on the second day of the SA Youth Road Cycling Championships in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday. For both, Sunday’s wins were their second national titles of the weekend after they won their respective girls and boys U19 ...

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Rain doesn’t dampen Knysna Cycle Tour road race

Top male & female Clint Hendricks and Tiffany Keep

Thousands of cyclists turned up at the start of this morning’s Knysna Cycle Tour road races despite chilly, wet conditions and, according to Marketing Manager Andrew Finn, speaking on behalf of the organisers, Knysna Rotary, the event went off smoothly. The event followed yesterday’s MTB races, the opening event of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. First time winner of the ...

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Waterberg Encounter offers interesting challenge

Competitors in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter will face a few technical tests on the second stage when the mountain-bike race takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo from Friday to Sunday. Photo: Gerrie Kriel/Twin Productions SA

After a fairly smooth first day, Liberty Waterberg Encounter competitors will face a somewhat more testing second stage when the mountain-bike race takes place from Friday to Sunday.   The third event in the annual Encounter Series will be held near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, incorporating a variety of bushveld trails in the Elements Private Golf Estate and the Sondela Nature ...

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