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Challenging finish awaits Berge & Dale riders

Riders in the Takealot Berge & Dale cycle road race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23 will face an interesting challenge as they tackle the route counter-clockwise this year. Picture: Mariola Biela

Cyclists who are targeting the Takealot Berge & Dale title next week will need to make sure they are well prepared for a challenging finish to the popular road classic.   The feature race of 108km in the 20th edition of one of South Africa’s longest-running events will see the leading bunch having to tackle the Sterkfontein climb in the ...

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Berge & Dale remains popular date on cycling calendar

Another big entry is expected for the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling road race by the time entries close on February 13. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Picture: Mariola Biela

For two decades the Takealot Berge & Dale has been a must-do event on South Africa’s road cycling calendar and this year’s 20th edition on February 23 promises to be no different.   Under new sponsors in Takealot.com and with a new venue in Silverstar Casino, race organisers ASG Events are anticipating a surge of interest before entries close on ...

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UCI status sparks massive interest in Tour of Good Hope

The UCI status of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 was officially confirmed by the international body last week. Photo: Robert Ward

The international cycling body last week officially confirmed UCI status for the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, sparking a rising wave of interest in the March event.   The tour, one of South Africa’s premier road races, takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, providing a showcase for both local and overseas riders to earn international ...

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New sponsor for Berge & Dale road race

Takealot.com have stepped in to sponsor one of South Africa’s oldest road cycling races, the Berge & Dale, which takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Photo: Mariola Biela

The Berge & Dale road cycling race will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style next month, with Takealot.com coming on board as naming sponsor for one of the country’s most popular events.   The annual race takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23, starting and finishing at the Silverstar Casino. The feature distance will be over ...

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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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