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Stage Set for Spectacular Karoo to Coast

Sweeping through the forests is one of the highlights of the BUCO Karoo to Coast. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

The BUCO Karoo to Coast, 100 kilometre MTB Challenge, is the largest single day mountain bike event in South Africa; attracting 4 500 riders to the sleepy Karoo town of Uniondale annually. This year the event is set to take place on Sunday the 23rdof September and though the focus is on ensuring each rider enjoys his or her day in ...

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Kruger, McDougall crowned Fedhealth MTB Challenge Champions

Amy McDougall by Tobias Ginsberg

HB Kruger and Amy McDougall took no prisoners in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge +- 60km/Marathon at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday, 16 September 2018.   With three events to choose from (a +-60km/Marathon; a +- 30km/Half Marathon and a 15km Fun Ride), the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB challenge catered for all levels of mountain bikers, delivering plenty of mountain ...

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Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 boasts 22 exciting obstacles

Fedhealth IMPI Warriors working together to overcome one of the IMPI Challenge’s most iconic obstacles, the Rawson Wall.  Photo Credit:  Anthony Grote

Taking place at the Van Gaalens Kaasmakerji (North West Province) on Saturday, 06 October 2018, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 boasts 22 exciting obstacles of which 12 are manmade.   According to Pieter du Plessis, Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Race Director, the first step to hosting an exciting Obstacle Course Race (OCR) is choosing the perfect venue.  “Situated at the foot ...

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Countdown to Fedhealth MTB Challenge begins

Jusua du Plessis & Herschelle Otto by Tobias Ginsberg

Boschendal Farm Estate is primed to host the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge this coming weekend (Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018).   The weekend’s action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on Saturday.  Catering for ages 0 – 13, Junior MTB enthusiasts have three events to choose from: a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a ...

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High spirits despite torrential conditions at Ride2Nowhere

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Cold and wet conditions could not dampen the spirits of nearly 300 mountain bikers in McGregor this past weekend. The seventh edition of the three-day Ride2Nowhere was a huge success, despite the unseasonal (but highly welcome) torrential rain.   As in the past, the 2018 edition featured various options across the three days, with a short (40km) and long (60km) ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge entries close on Friday

Pono Lenyora in action during the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries for the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge (taking place at Boschendal Farm Estate, The Retreat on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018) will close this coming Friday, 07 September 2018.   Highlighting the magnificent trails of Boschendal and the Banhoek Conservancy, the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge boasts a:  Kids Race, 15km Fun Ride, +-30km Half Marathon and +-60km Marathon. ...

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Corporate Team Building made fun at Fedhealth IMPI Challenge

Team Rialto enjoying their team building session at the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #1 earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Celebrating its 10thanniversary in November, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge adds an element of fun to the valuable exercise of Corporate Team Building.   “The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge is the ideal team building exercise,” says Pieter du Plessis, Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Race Director.   “In essence the IMPI Challenge is an enjoyable and somewhat challenging trail run that incorporates awesome obstacles.  The ...

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Gouveris, Schoeman geared up for Makro challenge

Brad Gouveris (left) and Anriette Schoeman will be back to defend their titles in the Bestmed Makro road race when the feature 106km event takes place from Lorraine Primary School in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Picture: Supplied

Champions Brad Gouveris and Anriette Schoeman are ready for the challenges of early-season racing when they defend their titles in the Bestmed Makro Championship in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.   Cyclists will have a chance to return to action after the winter months when the feature 106km road race takes place this weekend, followed by the 70km mountain-bike event on ...

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Leading performing arts groups spearhead route entertainment at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Amabhubesi Zulu Dancers at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN by Rogan Ward

The streets of Durban will be buzzing with music and dance on Sunday, 14 October 2018 when the City’s leading performing arts groups gather to entertain (and motivate) thousands of runners as they take on the 2ndannual  FNB Durban 10KCITYSURFRUN.   Performing arts groups to look out for on route will include the:  Durban Girls’ High Majorettes, Durban Regiment Pipe ...

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The Rock 3 stage mountain-bike route map

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The route for Paarl’s biggest mountain-bike stage race has been unveiled and presents a genuinely unequalled off-road journey over some of the finest mountain-bike terrain in the country. “The Rock” Stage Race, in partnership with Paarlberg BMW, takes place over the weekend of 28-30 September 2018 with lots of entertainment and fun activities to cater for mountain-bikers and trail runners ...

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