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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Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic

Aleix Espargaro, the Spanish MotoGP rider, swaps leathers for lycra at the Absa Cape Epic.

  Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Espargaró, will be swapping to two self-propelled wheels for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. As Espargaró is making his debut he required a partner with experience in the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race, hence he will ...

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Rustenburg pair claim first TransCape MTB title

Pic 4 Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter LR

Justin van der Linde and Albertus Jooste won the 70km final stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Grabouw to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands today to clinch the overall title for the first time.   The Rustenburg team began the last day of the 591km, seven-stage mountain-bike race with a handy cushion and completed a successful week by ...

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Tankwa success for the Swede and the South African


Today marked the third and highly anticipated ‘Queen Stage’ of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen.   An adrenaline fuelled descent aptly labelled ‘Du Toit Drop’ created conflicting emotions as riders enjoyed the thrill of the downhill but also feared the climb to follow. In the back of everybody’s mind the infamous ‘Merino Monster’ loomed large – the meanest ...

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Champions crowned after clash in the Koue Bokkeveld

Stage4 #HoudenbekHeaven 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen image by Zoon Cronje from

Reigning Mountain Bike Marathon World Champion Henrique Avancini and his German partner Manuel Fumic have been crowned 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen champions.   The Cannondale Factory Racing team won three out of four stages to finish with a hard-earned three minute gap on their competitors. The victory comes especially sweet after the 2018 event, where Fumic ...

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Sanlam Cape Mile attracts SA’s cream of the crop

Danie Marais in 2015 by Tobias Ginsberg

Reigning champions Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Michelle Weber (Franschhoek) together with Danie Marais (Clifton) will lead the charge at the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   In 2017 Ho secured his first Sanlam Cape Mile title in an impressive time of ...

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People in 50 countries go the distance for water saving

The #RunningDry campaign is organized by Thirst, an international not-for-profit organization focused on educating and promoting action on and solutions to the water crisis. Since its launch in 2012, Thirst has educated more than 2 million students in China, has had more than 600,000 participants in its innovation competitions and now works with more than 1000 qualified volunteers and has the support of the Chinese Government.
Thirst founder and CEO Mina Guli will undertake the #RunningDry campaign.

NEW YORK, February 11, 2019. International water activist, Mina Guli’s #RunningDry movement came full circle on Monday 11 February, 100 days after Mina kicked off by running the New York Marathon. Having initially started as a solo campaign for Mina to run 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days around the world to raise awareness for the global water crisis, the ...

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FNB Wines2Whales Finale Returns to Onrus


To celebrate the tenth anniversary of FNB Wines2Whales the race finished in Hermanus in 2018.  While The Marine Hotel added more than a touch of glamour to the final day’s proceedings the relaxed – small town – atmosphere of Onrus was calling the race home. The 2019 Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz events will heed the call and return to the ...

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Countdown to XTERRA Grabouw begins


The Elgin Grabouw Country Club will be the hub of excitement on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 February 2019 with off-road adventure seekers of all ages putting their skills to the test at the largest XTERRA in the World, the XTERRA South African Championships.   Ruan van Zyl (20) from Pretoria is one such athlete.  “The sport of XTERRA has so ...

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Blistering Koue Bokkeveld victory

2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek Presented By Biogen - Stage 1 | #BokveldBliss - Captured by Daniel Coetzee for

The world’s top mountain bikers have arrived in the Koue Bokkeveld for South Africa’s premier four day stage race, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. The 2019 event was more eagerly anticipated than ever. A ground-breaking live streaming component as well as a brand new opening stage has had mountain bike fanatics licking their lips for months now. ...

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