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Textbook MTB conditions at stage three of FNB W2W Ride

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage Three of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Wednesday, 05 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) was a hub of excitement on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 when eager mountain bikers toed the line one last time to take on the third and final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride that finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus). According to FNB W2W MTB Director, Johan Kriegler, the ...

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Change a Lifers target Ozzie Gladwin as true pre-Dusi season starter

Umpetha Challenge winner Sbonelo Khwela (EuroSteel) will be hoping for a solid start across Albert Falls Dam and fast portage in order to be in the mix to claim a maiden K1 title in Sunday's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – After a dominant showing at last weekend’s Vaal River Canoe Marathon, Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers are looking forward to going head-to-head with many of KwaZulu-Natal’s top elite river racers at Sunday’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar – the first major pre-Dusi event of the province’s river season. With four of the ...

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Durban set for Engen’s beachfront cycling blitz

Engen Cycle in The City  - photo credit www.zooncronje.com

High-speed circuit racing featuring some of Africa’s finest cycling talent hits the Durban beachfront on Saturday with the third and final leg of the Engen Cycle in the City series. Following successful events in Pretoria and Cape Town, the innovative series culminates with another fast-paced criterium showdown, putting rider’s tactical nous, technical ability and sheer speed against each other in ...

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Alec Riddle: Introducing the first R3m bike

Alec Riddle, pictured here with SA Chief Scout Sibusiso Vilane, of Mount Everest fame, preparing for the Wines2Whales MTB race.

Have you bought the best bike you can afford in order to participate in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg in November? Chances are you are among the cycling enthusiasts who have treated themselves to a R3m bike. No, not you? You don’t have millions of rands to spend on a bicycle? Think again. As Alec Riddle, an executive financial planner and ...

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Orca/Orbea Concept Store (South Africa)

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Exciting News It has been a crazy last few weeks. An opportunity arose in the correct location for us to open the first Orca/Orbea Concept Store (South Africa). We have worked around the clock for the last 3 weeks to be ready and that day is finally here. We will open our doors on Friday 7th November 2014. The address ...

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Muddy day out on route at stage two of FNB W2W MTB Ride

Seen here:  Frikkie Hartog of Team Knersus in action on the infamous Pofadder section of the Stage Two route of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Tuesday, 04 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

The second stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride kicked off at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Riders had a lot to be thankful for with the rain ceasing minutes before the first batch of riders lined up in the start chutes. Fondly referred to as the ‘Play Day’, Stage Two ...

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Sensational Segwati delivers superb scenes in Race 2

Micky Ndhlovu, Luke Schlebusch and Ryan Mathaba giving it their all at the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™. Image by Pat Black

Ruan Meintjies announced his arrival on the trails this weekend when he beat the current South African long distance trail running champion, Thabang Madiba at the second race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ at Segwati Game Ranch in perfect conditions. Meintjies put in another sterling performance to follow up on his first place at the first race of ...

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Birkett out to shake off Ozzie Gladwin bridesmaid tag

Andy Birkett negotiates Cradock Weir during the recent Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Team Eurosteel athlete is aiming at ending his run of second places in the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar this weekend. - John Hishin/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – Four times Dusi champ Andy Birkett is eager to shake off his bridesmaid status at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November after finishing in second place for three successive years. The former Under 23 World Champion regularly uses the 26km race, with its distinctive one kilometer long portage around the Albert ...

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