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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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Additional Cape Town Cycle Tour entries ‘up for grabs’

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(Cape Town, 3 October 2014) Another 3 000 entries are to be made available to local riders wanting to take part in the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour. All available entries were snapped up in just eight hours when they opened last month, taking the race organisers by surprise and leaving many local would-be entrants disappointed. David Bellairs, a director of the Cape ...

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Tankwa Trek Rooute gets intriguing tweaks for 2015

The DUTOIT Tankwa Trek route for 2015 will be getting some intriguing tweaks to make it even more rewarding for the riders.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

Ask any finisher of the DUTOIT Tankwa Trek mountain bike stage race what stands out about the event and virtually every answer will include references to the race route, which is dramatic, varied, stimulating, suprising and, most importantly, rewarding. The third edition of the three-day race will take place from 13-15 February 2015 and once again promises to draw a ...

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Torq Zone Academy launches Cytech Technical 1 Online Course

The Torq Zone Academy has opened it's first module, Cytech™ Technical 1 Theory South Africa, for enrollment.

Torq Zone Academy, which recently introduced Cytech™ Technical training in South Africa, announced today that their online module Cytech™ Technical 1 Theory South Africa (CT1TSA) is available for enrolment by South African learners. “CT1TSA, which is based on the online UK Cytech™ Theory One, has been contextualised for the South African market and successful completion thereof is compulsory to gain ...

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Comedians team up for IMPI Challenge

Seen here (from left to right):  Sophie Picton, Matt Naude, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Maximiliano Perez and Angel Campey in action at the IMPI Challenge earlier this year.

Well known stand-up comedian, Angel Campey has roped in a number of her friends and fellow comedians to take on the action packed IMPI Challenge at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate  (Stellenbosch) the weekend of 18 and 19 October 2014. “I took part in my first IMPI event, the 6km IMPI Dash in April this year.  I wasn’t ready for the full ...

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