Cycling

Dates Set for 2019 FNB Wines2Whales

during the 2018 FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz 3 day mountain bike event stage 2 from Oak Valley to Oak Valley. Image by Nick Muzik

Entries to the Western Cape’s largest mountain bike stage race open on Valentine’s Day.   Cape Town, 29 January 2019 – The FNB Wines2Whales, set in the Western Cape with SA’s favourite trails has set its dates for 2019. These superb trails remain the biggest draw for new and returning riders and the 2019 events will again feature continued route ...

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German back to defend TransCape MTB title

Germany's Udo Mueller will be seeking his second straight solo title when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter begins in George on Sunday. The seven-stage mountain-bike race ends in Franschhoek on February 9. Photo: Robert Ward

German mountain-biker Udo Mueller is fired up to show what he can do as he sets out to defend his title in the solo category of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next week.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, starts in George on Sunday and will end next Saturday at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the ...

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Ex-Bok captain eager to tackle TransCape

Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit (right) is looking forward to experiencing the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter for the first time after having to pull out of last year’s event. With him is top South African mountain-biker Pieter Seyffert, previous winner of the event. Photo: Daniel Coetzee/ZCMC

Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit missed out on his chance to ride the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter last year, but that has only heightened his anticipation for this year’s event.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, takes place from February 2 to 9 and will end at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. ...

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Entries Open for the 2019 Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge

The Kolsvlei Trail Park boasts a 25km mountain bike loop of purpose built singletrack and farm jeep tracks, which riders will need to complete 4 times in order to qualify for the 100KM Challenge finisher’s medal. Photo supplied by the Kolsvlei Trail Park.

Challenge or chill, the Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge, presented by Boland SUPERSPAR, offers both and everything in-between on the 30thof March 2019. Located just outside the town of Piketberg, the Kolsvlei Trail Park plays host to the event which offers far more than its imposing name suggests – with a trail run, fun run, fun ride, relay and fewer lap ...

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Luck shoes now available for SA cyclists

The premium Spanish brand of Luck shoes, available in South Africa since December, have become a hit with local cyclists due the range and colours available. Picture: Supplied

The premium Spanish brand of Luck shoes is now available for South African cyclists after the first consignment arrived in the country in mid-December.   A wide range of models and colours are available through cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions, who finalised the deal with the Spanish producers in October last year.   The company has a mission to ...

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Entries open for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior

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Mini cyclists! Are you ready? This one is just for you… The annual Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior will be all kinds of fun when it returns on Sunday, 3 March 2019.   There are three routes, all within the Cape Town Stadium Precinct, that will offer budding little bike riders the opportunity to experience cycling in a safe and ...

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Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

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The Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 20 January 2019 and, while the start (and finish) venue has changed to Val de Vie Estate, the 102-kilometre route remains largely unchanged. It will still feature some 1285-metres of total ascent, but the major climb of the New Helshoogte Pass, which used to come shortly after the start, will ...

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Strong consumer demand for Westfalia three-bike rack

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Growing consumer demand for the Westfalia three-bike rack has seen Positive Sports Solutions make the product available from the beginning of this month.   The South African cycling distribution company has negotiated a number of contracts over the past year to bring various premium brands to the market in the Southern Africa Development Community.   Among these are the highly ...

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Tour of Good Hope broadens appeal with solo option

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope will cater for individuals by including a solo race. It takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

Next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope has broadened its appeal with the addition of a race for solo cyclists.   The five-day road tour takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 and will now offer a pro-elite tour, an amateur tour with a team focus and the new solo race.   All three events will ...

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Diversity a key feature of new TransCape route

A slightly shorter overall distance of 591km has allowed the route organisers to add a diversity of terrain to next year’s Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter. The seven-stage mountain-bike race will take place from February 2 to 9, starting in George and finishing at the La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Picture: Robert Ward/Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter

Moving the start for the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Knysna to George has resulted in a slightly shorter overall distance, but has enabled route director Wayne Collett to make significant improvements.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, takes place from February 2 to 9 and will end at La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the Western ...

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