Cycling

BCX on a roll ahead of Jock Classic

Steven van Heerden, who was runner-up last year, will be one of the key members of the BCX team as they target another title in the one-day, three-stage Bestmed Jock Classic cycling road race from Mbombela to Sabie in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Picture: Memories 4U Photography

The BCX professional cycling team will be out to continue a recent run of success when they tackle the Bestmed Jock Classic road race in Mpumalanga on Saturday.   The 35th edition of the one-day event makes it one of the oldest road races in the country. It will test the riders over 151km, split into three stages, from Mbombela ...

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Paarl launches its biggest mountain-bike and trail run festival

The Paarl Valley provides a majestic backdrop for the inaugural edition of The Rock Stage Race and Trail Fest, which takes place from 28-30 September 2018.

The Rock Mountain Bike Stage Race and Trail Fest, which takes place in Paarl over the weekend of 28-30 September this year, cuts out all the useless frills which have led to mountain-bike and trail run events becoming unaffordable. “But we know what makes you tick,” says race director Darren Herbst. “In abundance will be super trails, brilliant racing conditions, ...

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The finest trails JBay and surrounds has to offer

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(JEFFREYS BAY) – The JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic is one of the many highlights at the JBay Winterfest and this year the sixth edition of the event will take place on Saturday, 14th July 2018.  The event caters for a range of fitness and skill levels, welcoming all who want to be part of this popular event. The event ...

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100 Miles of Overberg Winter Splendour Await at Around the Pot

The use of gravel bikes is encouraged by Petrichor Adventures in the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The second edition of the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, takes place on Saturday the 21stof July from Swellendam, in the heart of the Overberg. Limited entries to the race, which also offers 60 and 25 mile distances, are still available for riders looking to experience the splendour of the region for themselves from the saddle of a ...

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Enter now for the JBay Triple Crown

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Innovative new Strava Challenge set to build even more hype around already popular mountain bike event   The ‘JBay Triple Crown’ is an exciting new development by the organisers of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic, which forms part of the JBay Winterfest this July.   The challenge – as the name suggests – is made up of three separate Strava ...

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Last chance to enter Ride2Nowhere

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There are less than a 100 entries left in the very limited-entry Ride2Nowhere three-day stage race, which takes place around the charming town of McGregor from 7 to 9 September. The event – which features various options across the three days, with a short (40km) and long (60km) option per day as well as solo and team categories for mixed, ...

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Global leader in component design headed to SA

Controltech Bikes Tux Compact road bar LR

South African company Positive Sports Solutions has continued its expansion into bringing top-quality bicycle products to the country following a recent deal with Controltech Bikes.   Based in the Pacific Northwest in the United States, Controltech has distributors around the globe and now, thanks to this latest development, its highly rated bicycle components will be available to SA consumers.   ...

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What to expect – a route review from the trail builder

Some quick insights from master route-builder Con Viljoen

  The Ride2Nowhere is a very special opportunity to explore this remote region of the cape on a mountain bike, by getting access to routes and trails you wouldn’t on any other day. The riding is typically ‘Karoo’ – more rugged and technical than many of the other more groomed trails that see countless wheels per year. Therein lies the ...

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