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Paarl reserve opens trails to mountain bikers

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, will enjoy riding the Rhebokskloof Estate single-track and the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on November 16. Photo: Louis Ferreira

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have a rare opportunity to ride the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on Sunday, November 16. The event, which is presented by the City of Drakenstein and consists of 60km and 30km races, has been granted a once-off concession to traverse the huge granite rock and fynbos-shrouded hiking trails that are out ...

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Textbook MTB conditions at stage three of FNB W2W Ride

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage Three of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Wednesday, 05 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) was a hub of excitement on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 when eager mountain bikers toed the line one last time to take on the third and final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride that finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus). According to FNB W2W MTB Director, Johan Kriegler, the ...

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Change a Lifers target Ozzie Gladwin as true pre-Dusi season starter

Umpetha Challenge winner Sbonelo Khwela (EuroSteel) will be hoping for a solid start across Albert Falls Dam and fast portage in order to be in the mix to claim a maiden K1 title in Sunday's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – After a dominant showing at last weekend’s Vaal River Canoe Marathon, Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers are looking forward to going head-to-head with many of KwaZulu-Natal’s top elite river racers at Sunday’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar – the first major pre-Dusi event of the province’s river season. With four of the ...

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Durban set for Engen’s beachfront cycling blitz

Engen Cycle in The City  - photo credit www.zooncronje.com

High-speed circuit racing featuring some of Africa’s finest cycling talent hits the Durban beachfront on Saturday with the third and final leg of the Engen Cycle in the City series. Following successful events in Pretoria and Cape Town, the innovative series culminates with another fast-paced criterium showdown, putting rider’s tactical nous, technical ability and sheer speed against each other in ...

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Alec Riddle: Introducing the first R3m bike

Alec Riddle, pictured here with SA Chief Scout Sibusiso Vilane, of Mount Everest fame, preparing for the Wines2Whales MTB race.

Have you bought the best bike you can afford in order to participate in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg in November? Chances are you are among the cycling enthusiasts who have treated themselves to a R3m bike. No, not you? You don’t have millions of rands to spend on a bicycle? Think again. As Alec Riddle, an executive financial planner and ...

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Sensational Segwati delivers superb scenes in Race 2

Micky Ndhlovu, Luke Schlebusch and Ryan Mathaba giving it their all at the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™. Image by Pat Black

Ruan Meintjies announced his arrival on the trails this weekend when he beat the current South African long distance trail running champion, Thabang Madiba at the second race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ at Segwati Game Ranch in perfect conditions. Meintjies put in another sterling performance to follow up on his first place at the first race of ...

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Birkett out to shake off Ozzie Gladwin bridesmaid tag

Andy Birkett negotiates Cradock Weir during the recent Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Team Eurosteel athlete is aiming at ending his run of second places in the 2014 Ozzie Gladwin, presented by Parklane SuperSpar this weekend. - John Hishin/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – Four times Dusi champ Andy Birkett is eager to shake off his bridesmaid status at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar on Sunday 9 November after finishing in second place for three successive years. The former Under 23 World Champion regularly uses the 26km race, with its distinctive one kilometer long portage around the Albert ...

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Bestmed-ASG to cycle for diabetes

Team Bestmed-ASG, led by Juanita Venter (left), will take part in the third annual Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay across South Africa from November 6. Photo: Mario van de Wall

The Bestmed-ASG pro cycling team will be putting their talents to good use when they saddle up for the Changing Diabetes Cycle Relay across South Africa from November 6. They will make up one of four invitational teams – including pro squad Bonitas and one led by Springbok rugby legend Joel Stransky – taking on the two-day 1 600km challenge ...

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De Groot wraps up Gauteng Series with clean sweep wins

Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota), completed a clean sweep by winning the final round of the Nissan Trailseeker Series at the weekend.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) wrapped up the 2014 Nissan Trailseeker mountain bike series with a fifth consecutive win in the five-event series in Irene at the weekend. The Johannesburg-based rider clocked a time of 02 hours 32 minutes 44 seconds for the 68km event, which took place in breezy, overcast conditions and took riders on ...

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