Cycling

Specialized Mountain Bike up for grabs at BUCO Origin Of Trails

One lucky mountain biker will take home a magnificent Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike to the value of R40 000 after completing the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017.

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – One lucky mountain biker will take home a magnificent Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike to the value of R40 000 after completing the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017. According to Johan Badenhorst, Marketing Manager of Specialized Bicycles Africa, the BUCO Origin Of Trails is ...

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UCI status gives TransCape an international boost

TransCape MTB Stage Race, presented by #VolvoSA, from Knysna to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

The elevation of South Africa’s TransCape mountain bike race to UCI status makes it an attractive proposition for local and international professionals. This is the view of local pro and former Olympian Philip Buys, who finished runner-up in the National MTB Series behind PYGA EuroSteel teammate Matthys Beukes recently. The seven-day, 614km race across the Western Cape from February 4 ...

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Organisers tick all the boxes at Tshwane Classic

Starting and finishing at the Voortrekker Monument, organisers of the Tshwane Classic are planning a high quality offering, including total road closure on the 98km, 60km and 20km routes. Photo: Supplied

Race organisers are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to develop the Tshwane Classic into one of the premier road cycling races in the country. Central to their planning is the element of total road closure for the 98km, 60km and 20km distances as they and the Tshwane Municipality embrace the key issue of rider safety. More than 4 000 ...

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Early Attacks and Sprint Finishes at the Cape Pioneer Trek

Nico Bell, of NAD Pro MTB, set a ferocious pace up the Montagu Pass in an effort to distance Team Spur/Red-E on stage 5 of the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

Despite both the men’s and the women’s races featuring an early break – during stage 5 of the 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, on Thursday the 19th of October – the stage was decided by mere seconds. Team Spur/Red-E secured their second victory in a sprint finish, by out-muscling KMC Fruit to Go and NAD Pro ...

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AVIS welcomed as car rental partner of FNB W2W MTB Events

The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are proud to welcome AVIS as the official car rental partner of the 2017 event.

Cape Town – The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are proud to welcome AVIS as the official car rental partner of the 2017 event. “We are excited to welcome AVIS Rent a Car as a partner of the FNB W2W MTB Events,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Celebrating its 9th anniversary in ...

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Women’s Race Hots Up at the Cape Pioneer Trek

Marek Rauchfuss of Kelly’s Bikeranch showing off his skills in the Saasveld Singletrack. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

The sun came out for the first time during the 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, and under blue skies the Team Ascendis Health women raced to stage victory on the singletracks of George. Stage four, a mid-race time trial, was won by The Spur/Red-E combination in the UCI men’s category to extend their general classification lead; ...

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La Couronne add special touch to TransCape

The La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek will again be the finish venue and wine sponsors of the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race when it takes place between Knysna and the Cape Winelands in February next year. Photo: Irma Coetzee

After seven days of challenging mountain bike trails, participants in the TransCape mountain bike race can again look forward to a sea of tranquillity when the beautiful La Couronne Wine Farm welcome them home next year. The annual 614km journey, which starts in Knysna on February 4, will finish in Franschhoek a week later and La Couronne are again planning ...

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FNB W2W Stage Two ‘Play Day’ sure to impress

Stage Two ‘Play Day’ of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events promises to live up to its reputation.  The only Stage to start and finish at the same location, Oak Valley Wine Estate, Stage Two features a fun 71km route with a 1350m ascent.  “In order to enjoy ‘Play Day’ to its fullest, I advise riders to improve their single track skill by attending coaching classes,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB W2W MTB Director.  “If however, they are afraid of heights, best they attend some hypnotherapy treatments as well.  Stage Two is a lot of fun.  It is called ‘Play Day’ for a reason.  Riders are in for a real treat.”  Seen here:  Riders enjoying The Ark in the Paul Cluver Amphitheatre Bike Park during Stage Two of the 2016 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stage Two ‘Play Day’ of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events promises to live up to its reputation. The only Stage to start and finish at the same location, Oak Valley Wine Estate, Stage Two features a fun 71km route with a 1350m ascent. “This stage has changed slightly since 2016,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB W2W MTB Director. ...

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Feroska Sitter: A brave new world of bicycles

Feroska Sitter 2 (LR)

Feroska Sitter, 35, from Chicago in Paarl, lights up when she remembers riding her first bicycle as a child. It was a blue BMX, a hand-me-down from her brother. But her childhood was short-lived. At 16, teenage pregnancy made her grow up too soon, and her life has been challenging since. She cruises through her community on a Qhubeka Bicycle, ...

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Team Spur/Red-E Three-peat at the Cape Pioneer Trek

The blustery conditions made for tactical rather than aggressive racing as the riders made their way through the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains on their way from Mossel Bay to George. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

The Team Spur/Red-E combination of Alan Hatherly and Matt Beers sprinted to victory on stage three of the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, on Tuesday, the 17th of October. Their female compatriots were not able to match their winning streak however, as Team Ascendis Health raced to their first stage win of the race crossing the finish ...

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