Newton & Co set to entertain mountain bikers at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Newton & Co in action performing live for mountain bikers at the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Newton & Co in action performing live for mountain bikers at the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain biking enthusiasts will be treated to a live performance by local folk band, Newton & Co at the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday 08 September 2019.


“We first performed at this event in 2018 and it was amazing,” says Newton Theron, Frontman, Vocals & Guitar Newton & Co.  “We are very excited to be asked to perform again.  It obviously means that the riders (and supporters) enjoyed it.  On the flip side it is great because of the huge platform of people that we get our music out to.  The 2018 event was buzzing with cyclists and people from all over.  It’s great to see people enjoying healthy active lifestyles.”


“We love to share our music, and perform for as many people as possible,” continues Newton.  “We just want to come and have some fun.  We always bring a strong foundation of Irish folk music and some contemporary hits.  Who knows maybe this year we will even work in a few of our own songs.”


EVENT INFORMATION:  2019 Fedhealth MTB Challenge


Saturday, 07 September 2019


A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km (10 – 13 years) event.


Event & Time: Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event:  not timed

·       500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:30

·       1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:00

·       5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100


Sunday, 08 September 2019


Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R375 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 09:00
Event: +-30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R275 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 10:00
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Entry Fee: R175 per rider

FREE ENTRY: Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering online mountain bikers can choose to support one or both of the event’s charities:  1. The Aitsa! Aftercare Centre and/or 2. The Stellenbosch Trail Fund.

EXCITING NEWS:  All entrants will receive an exclusive event t-shirt (Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Eventincluded) while medals will be awarded to all finishers!


SPONSOR OFFERINGS:  All entrants are invited to visit the Falke Foot Zoneonce they’ve crossed the finish line for a free Falke leg and foot massage.   The team from EPT Recovery will be on hand offering free massages to all riders, while exciting prizes from Specialized and THULE will be up for grabs.

Entries Close on Tuesday, 03 September 2019!

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For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.comor visit