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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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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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Tour of Good Hope lands UCI status

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The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s elevation to UCI status for 2019 will ensure that one of South Africa’s premier road tours is a drawcard for local and international competitors.   It is the first time that the five-day race, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will have UCI points up for grabs and ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Raising the bar is SA road cycling

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The rolling ocean, the abundance of nature, the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth all to yourself, the intoxicating spirit of true camaraderie, smiling faces and clapping crowds … it’s no wonder why riders believe this is the new benchmark in South African road cycling races.   Palpably euphoric, the road race route winds through Port Elizabeth, the city that embodies ...

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Emphasis placed on teamwork at Tour of Good Hope

The amateur section of next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope will feature a brand-new team format. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

A new format for the amateur categories will place the emphasis on teamwork when the Takealot Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Western Cape next year.   South Africa’s premier road cycle tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will see several changes as race organisers ASG Events and new title sponsor ...

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Boost for Demacon team from Positive Sports

The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer was one of their star performers this year, winning 10 races on the SA road cycling calendar, including the national road title and the 947 Cycle Challenge. Picture: Mariola Biela

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions and the Demacon Ladies Cycling Team will next year continue their partnership, which proved highly successful in 2018.   The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team had a remarkable year in SA road cycling with their team members winning 17 of the 18 races in which they participated.   Leading the way was ace ...

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Coke bottler powers pedallers in 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

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is putting the fizz into Sunday’s Tshwane Classic cycle race, saddling up in support of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment by sponsoring the drinks for the event. An active lifestyle is widely recognised as the most effective way to stay healthy and steer clear of non-communicable diseases associated with obesity and the modern, sedentary way ...

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Maiden Satellite Classic win for Van Heerden

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Steven van Heerden won the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race for the first time as he outsprinted his rivals in the 110km event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province today.   The 25-year-old BCX rider, from Kempton Park in Johannesburg, held on in the final surge for the line to win in a time of 2:35:18. He was ...

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