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Hill ready to climb mountains at Berg & Bush

Andrew Hill (TIB-Thule) will be hoping to make his mark in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race alongside new partner Tyrone White. Photo: Gavin Ryan/Finishline Photo

Last year’s runner-up Andrew Hill will be looking to ascend to the top step of the podium at the FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race, which starts in the Central Drakensberg this Friday. Hill, who finished second in 2013 with Luke Roberts, will be vying for the title in the three-day Descent feature race alongside new teammate Tyrone ...

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Battle of the greats at IMPI Elite Cape Town

Seen here:  Claude Eksteen in action at the IMPI Elite Race Cape Town #1 earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Taking place at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) the weekend of 18 and 19 October 2014, the IMPI Challenge Cape Town #2 has attracted the attention of South Africa’s best trail runners and multi-sport athletes. Top sports men and women that will be vying for the title of Ultimate Champion will include:  Claude Eksteen, Stuart Marais, Andre Calitz, Carla Van Huyssteen, ...

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Daneel set for Slanghoek Tri

Matt Daneel finishing his run at the Slanghoek Mountain Bike Triathlon 2013

Multisport athlete Matt Daneel will again this year line up at the 5th annual Slanghoek Triathlon held in the Slanghoek Valley outside Rawsonville. The event will be held over two days. All the action start and finish at the Breeland Wine Cellar. On Saturday 25 October the Slanghoek MTB Triathlon will be held and the Road Triathlon on Sunday 26 October. ...

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Enduroman. And the best pulled pork burgers ever.

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Enduroman. By far the toughest race I have ever done. In the event I did my longest ever MTB and trail run. Needless to say that although I prepared as best I could I was not quite ready for the distance. But that’s okay. It’s good to get chucked out of one’s comfort zone now and then. I am super ...

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Prize purse announced for FNB Wines2Whales MTB race

Seen here:  Riders in action during the 2013 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Riders preparing to take on the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race the weekend of 07 – 09 November 2014 will be pleased to hear that the prize purse for the 2014 event has increased to R350 000.00. “We are privileged to once again be in a position to implement a substantial prize purse increase,” says Michael Meyer, Director FNB ...

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Top female mountain bikers excited to take on Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Seen here:  Ariane Kleinhans during the 2013 ISUZU Ride The Rock MTB Race.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, Stellenbosch’s only 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, has attracted the interest of a number of top female riders including the likes of Ariane Kleinhans, Jennie Stenerhag and Robyn de Groot.  Celebrating its second anniversary, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails will take place on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014. “I am looking forward to seeing all ...

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Alpe d’Huez comes to Berg & Bush

Participants in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush two-day race can enjoy an Alpe d’Huez-style race up Spioenkop in the Central Drakensberg on October 18. Photo: Kelvin Trautman

Mountain bikers who have signed up for the original two-day stage race at the FedGroup Berg & Bush can enjoy the thrill of an Alpe d’Huez-style charge up Spioenkop on October 18. Race organiser Gary Green said he had decided it would be fitting to introduce a fun Tour de France-style element on the landmark ascent in the Central Drakensberg. ...

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Specialized bicycles up for grabs at FNB Wines2Whales MTB event

Women's Specialized Era Comp Carbon

The Organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events together with Specialized Bicycles are excited to introduce the #MySpecializedDraw at each of the three MTB events:  Adventure, Ride and Race. “When we first welcomed Specialized as the official bike partner of the FNB W2W MTB Events we mentioned that exciting times lie ahead”, says Michael Meyer, Director FNB ...

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Manser Takes On The Untamed African Adventure

Manser is a South African solo-adventurer, who has not only circumnavigated the coast of Africa by bicycle, but is also the first person to kayak around Madagascar, alone and unaided. He has also circumnavigated Iceland in a two man kayak with Dan Skinstad as well as made history with his fiancé, Vasti, by being the only people to have rowed from mainland Africa to mainland North America. Vasti also became the only woman from the African continent to have rowed across any of the world’s oceans.

He is celebrated around the world for his adventures. She joined him on a 6 000km journey by rowing boat from the African continent to New York. Now Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys have set their sights on a new challenge – doing the 2015 Absa Cape Epic together. Manser had decided he would “love to do something with Vasti ...

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