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Paarl Boxing day rides with Alfa Bodyworks for a fifth consecutive year

The Alfa Bodyworks riders dominated the podium at last year’s Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge. The event, which attracts a capacity crowd to the Faure Street Stadium in Paarl, is presented for the 122nd time this year.

The 122nd edition of the Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a special commercial partner for a fifth consecutive year following the news that Alfa Bodyworks has renewed its sponsorship of Africa’s largest track cycling meeting. Paarl Boxing Day attracts South Africa’s top professionals as well as a host of international riders who tackle each other for a share ...

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Flats2Mountains, sharing a love of trail

Siviwe Nkombi entered the Ultra-trail Cape Town 21km event with the help of Flats2Mountains, and won the race.
Photo credit: Xavier Briel

A group of friends, trail runners from the Cape Flats, have started an initiative to share their love of trail running with the less fortunate in their communities. Flats2Mountains is an organisation that does just what its name says; it takes promising runners from the Cape Flats who may otherwise not have access to the amazing network of trails and ...

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Marais finally claims his Mandela Day MTB Dash win

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Howick — it was sixth time lucky for Howick mountain biker Stuart Marais when he finally got the win he so desperately wanted at the Mandela Day MTB Dash race on Saturday. The Expedient Africa team rider finally secured victory in his home race on Saturday after fighting off the challenges of Andrew Hill and Tyronne White in tight a ...

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Hoffman races to victory at Cycle4Cansa

Nolan Hoffman (Team ENZA/PBC) sprinted to victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, presented by the Optimum Group on Sunday, to win the event for a record fourth time.

Team ENZA/PBC captain, Nolan Hoffman, sprinted to a convincing bunch victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, which was presented by the Optimum Group at Sun City today. Hoffman started his gallop very early but had enough endurance sprinting power to stay ahead to the line. Tyler Day finished in second and Josh van Wyk rounded off the podium in third spot. ...

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Junior adventure seekers in for a treat at IMPI Mini #2

A very happy Mika du Plessis enjoying being outdoors at the IMPI Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Returning to the iconic Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (North West Province) on Saturday, 02 November 2019 the IMPI Challenge #2 boasts an entry category, theIMPI Minithat is tailored for children between the ages of 6 – 10 years.   “The IMPI Mini is the perfect introduction to the sport of obstacle course racing,” says Pieter du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director. “Entrants can ...

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Runner will take 80th birthday in his stride at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Jannie Pieters and Michelle Carnegie

Bedfordview (Gauteng) runner, Jannie Pieters will make his FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN debut on Sunday, 13 October 2019, one month after his 80thbirthday!   Sharing his passion for running with his daughter, Michelle Carnegie, Pieters jumped at the opportunity for them to partake in this much loved event.      “I’ve been running for over 35 years, since my 40’s,” ...

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Spectacular mountain-biking guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying Bartinney Skyfall during the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain-biking enthusiasts of all ages can expect a route experience like no other at the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 September 2019 and Sunday 08 September 2019.   The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event will kick off the action on Saturday (07 September).   A highlight on the SA mountain bike ...

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Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

The dense indigenous forests of Cambria, in the eastern part of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, feature spectacularly gnarled old trees. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. Combrink and De Vries best ...

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