Cycling

WeCAN campaign aims to boost Cansa funds

Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship We Can (road) LR

Organisers of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship have launched a new initiative to boost funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa when the event celebrates its 20thanniversary at Sun City this month. The cycling festival in the North-West Province has raised more than R3.6-million for Cansa since its inception and organisers are hoping to build on that through the #WeCAN ...

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Survive the Trans Baviaans with Extreme Lights

Many a rider’s first goal is to reach the top of the Mother of All Climbs before sunset. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The Trans Baviaans, 24 hour MTB Marathon, is rapidly approaching and while there is no time left for improving your fitness there is a great deal of preparation you can still do to ensure you have a successful ride. Drawing on Extreme Lights’ technical knowledge and their experience of completing a couple of Trans Baviaans races themselves here are a ...

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de Villiers & Hill Kick off Women’s Month in Style

The beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest sets the scene for a relaxed weekend of riding in the Glacier Storms River Traverse which takes place from the 8th to the 10th of August in the Storms River Village. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Yolande de Villiers and Sarah Hill got Women’s Month off to a winning start as they dominated the 2017 Glacier Storms River Traverse in the solo women’s and mixed categories respectively. de Villiers not only won the solo women’s race but was also the first rider across the finish line on all three days; while Hill, riding with Gavin Salt, ...

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TransCape ‘It’s Time’ campaign launched

Billed as a lifetime experience, cyclists will have the chance to complete a bucket list event when the 614km TransCape mountain bike race from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape takes place in February next year. Photo: Jacques Marais

Billed as a special journey, the TransCape mountain bike race has positioned itself as one of the most iconic adventures on the South African cycling calendar in a new promotional video. Taking place from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape, the seven-day, 614km route delivers a hard-core mountain bike event, softened by a healthy degree of luxury services at ...

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Redecker launches last minute Eston bid

Former Novus OMX Pro rider Cherie Redecker was dominant at the 2016 edition of the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge and will be back in 2017 to defend her title on Sunday, 6 August. Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Eston – With over 1500 entries for the wide variety of mountain biking and trail running events at the 2017 Illovo Eston MTB Challenge on Sunday, 6 August having flooded in, arguably the most talked-about entry was that of defending ladies champion Cherie Redecker for the 60km MTB showdown. This year’s Illovo Eston MTB Challenge will once again host a ...

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Elite Field Prepped to Break Trans Baviaans Record

The infamous MAC, or Mother of All Climbs, to Bergplaas will be slightly easier this year as Eastern Cape Parks has laid cement tracks up the climb. Photo by Jacques Marais/Pentax.

With the road conditions better than they have been in years and with a stacked field of elite riders, including three teams containing previous record holders, the 2017 Trans Baviaans could be the fastest yet. Now in its third year of the two event, over consecutive weekends, format the country’s top ultra-endurance mountain biking specialists have focused their attention on ...

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Entries Open for 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge

Riding throughout the night is part of the challenge of the 36ONE. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries for the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge, which takes place from the 20th to the 22nd of April are now open. The 361 kilometre long single-stage race, which marks its seventh edition next year is undoubtedly one of the toughest mountain bike races in the country. The route takes in 5 250 metres of altitude gain as it circumnavigates the Klein ...

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Conservation the winner at iMfolozi MTB Challenge

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This weekend, the 13th edition of the Old Mutual Wild Series iMfolozi MTB Challenge took place in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home of the Big Five and the African Wild Dog. The men’s winner was Simon Rollo (2:35), while the first female rider home was Christie van der Ryst (3:13).  However, this is an event that is about more than just ...

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Winter Riding Inspiration in the Shape of the Cape Classic

Experience roads like this. Photo by Nick Muzik.

The 2017 Cape Classic 380 is three short months away and while South Africa is locked in the midst of winter the promise of longer days, warm weather and superb riding is just around the corner. Entering the three day road tour, which takes place from the 27th to the 29th of October, will provide some much needed inspiration to ...

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Tshwane Classic receives green light for road closure

The Tshwane Classic, which has been granted total road closure, will pass a number of historical landmarks when the 98km and 60km road races take place on November 5. Photo: Supplied

In a major coup for the event, Tshwane Municipality have given the green light for total road closure for the Tshwane Classic cycle event later this year. South Africa’s capital will join the country’s other major centres in presenting a signature mass participation event, which will take cyclists past a number of historical landmarks on November 5. ASG Events operations ...

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