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)


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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Bestmed-ASG to cycle for diabetes

Team Bestmed-ASG, led by Juanita Venter (left), will take part in the third annual Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay across South Africa from November 6. Photo: Mario van de Wall

The Bestmed-ASG pro cycling team will be putting their talents to good use when they saddle up for the Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay across South Africa from November 6. They will make up one of four invitational teams – including pro squad Bonitas and one led by Springbok rugby legend Joel Stransky – taking on the two-day 1 600km challenge ...

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De Groot wraps up Gauteng Series with clean sweep wins

Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota), completed a clean sweep by winning the final round of the Nissan Trailseeker Series at the weekend.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) wrapped up the 2014 Nissan Trailseeker mountain bike series with a fifth consecutive win in the five-event series in Irene at the weekend. The Johannesburg-based rider clocked a time of 02 hours 32 minutes 44 seconds for the 68km event, which took place in breezy, overcast conditions and took riders on ...

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Robyn races TriRock Robben Island


Please excuse me, but how often does one get to do a triathlon on an island named after you? Sorry, I mean an island with the same name as you. Robben Island is the island, 7km away from Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 year prison sentence, and, as such, forms an important part of ...

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