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TussenOns Fees MTB


This year the MTB consist of 3 routes (47km, 33km and 11 km). The GWM TussenOns Festival MTB forms part of a whole bunch of festive family activities hosted by the TussenOns Festival, a non-profit organisation. The picturesque mountains of Worcester contributes to the scenic route for the 4th TussenOns Festival MTB. The festival programme with entertainment for the whole ...

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Climber Julius sprints to Lost City win on debut

Bonitas climber Jayde Julius (centre) took a surprise victory in the 115km Lost City Cycle Classic which formed part of the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. With him are Westvaal-BMC’s runner-up Tyler Day (right) and third-placed Herman Fouché of Bonitas. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Climber Jayde Julius found his sprinter’s legs to claim the Lost City Cycle Classic at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycling Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. The Bonitas rider put the hammer down with 3km left to lay the foundation for his victory in the 115km feature event in 2:37:38. Julius, who was making his race debut, outsprinted ...

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FNB Wines2Whales welcomes Amped as portable power partner

Amped Portable Power

Amped Portable Power has teamed up with FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) as the official Portable Power Partner of one of South Africa’s premier three-day-stage mountain bike (MTB) events. Launched in November 2013, Amped has a range of portable power units that recharge USB devices such as smart-phones, GPS tracking units, lights, MP3 players, action cameras, tablets and more. “We are very ...

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De Hoop MTB Sizzles


Just minutes before the start of the 2nd annual Potberg & De Hoop MTB challenge, organizers of the event, Garden Route Events – a Knysna- based company, were alerted to the devastating news of a raging fire burning down the finish destination at neighboring De Hoop Nature Reserve. Riders set off for the first stage 75km race anxious and unaware ...

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Launch of 90th Comrades Marathon


The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) launched its campaign for the 90th Comrades Marathon today (Thursday, 14 August 2014). Members of the media along with South Africa’s top runners, sporting personalities and stakeholders converged on Johannesburg to be part of the celebratory launch of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon. The 2015 campaign is centered on the CMA’s vision of an ...

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Youngsters fly Change a Life flag high nationally

Former Computershare Change a Life Academy member Thulani Mbanjwa showed the next generation of the Valley of a Thousand Hills progamme's squad the way as he finished tenth in the recent Berg River Canoe Marathon in the Western Cape. - John Hishin/
Gameplan Media

  Durban – Two major events on the South African river marathon calendar recently provided the perfect platform for the Computershare Change a Life Academy’s paddlers to showcase their abilities outside of their home province of KwaZulu-Natal with the rising force in the country’s canoeing community overcoming the challenges with shining colours. The Western Cape’s Berg River Canoe Marathon in ...

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Norwegian focus for Kargo Pro MTB

The recent Clover Lowveld Cycle Tour and the upcoming final leg of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in France will serve as Kargo Pro MTB Team's Rourke Croeser's final preparation before he tackles the 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Norway. - Gavin Ryan/
Gameplan Media

  Durban – Elite men’s South African cross country mountain biking champion Rourke Croeser used the recent Clover Lowveld Cycle Tour as final preparation on home soil for the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Norway at the end of September while talented junior Alan Hatherly recently bolstered the Kargo Pro MTB Team’s stocks. Ballito’s Croeser is set to ...

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Y2Karoo MTB Stage Race a huge success


When you live in Central South Africa and you’re a mountain biker, there’s two things you can always be certain of: good single track is something you only find at the coast and secondly, if you want to ride a proper stage race you will have to travel. So when I got invited to a new mountain bike event called the ...

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AJ and Bernard smash afb SOX Trail Run

Beautiful scenery at the afb SOX Trail Run – Mark Sampson

The  afb SOX Trail Run has come to an end and the post-race blues have set in. What a weekend and what a race. Three days of unforgettable time spent in the mountains, forests and along the coast – all you need from a trail run and more. Broad smiles were seen by all as they crossed the final finish ...

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Hoffman looking for form at Lost City Classic

Team Abantu’s Nolan Hoffman will be aiming to retain his title at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Defending champion Nolan Hoffman will be looking to regain his confidence and form at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival – the first of the spring classics – in the North-West Province on Saturday. Hoffman, who completed the five-day Clover Tour through Mpumalanga on Sunday, said it was good to be getting back in road shape after a disappointing ...

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