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2018 Lormar public entries open at 9am on Thursday 2 November 2017!

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Purebred Arabian horses, brilliant live music, fading Karoo light and a MTB night stage ready to go! This is the scene at the start of the annual limited-entry Lormar MTB Tour – a unique three-day mountain bike experience in the heart of the Karoo. The Tour entails riding along 200 year old stone walls, on smooth “sheeptracks” and passing the familiar ...

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Who to watch at the 2017 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon

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The top athletes from various clubs around South Africa are preparing to compete at this year’s Old Mutual Soweto Marathon and make it into the top 10.   “The elite field in this year’s marathon promises fireworks upfront,” says Old Mutual Chief Marketing Officer Vuyo Lee. ”Anticipation is high for another exciting run. This race is now the fastest-growing marathon ...

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Tour of Good Hope dressed in pink

Charity organisation Pink Trees for Pauline, who raise funds to assist cancer patients, will be involved with the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope for the first time in March next year. Photo: Supplied

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope is set to turn a brighter shade of pink next year and it will have nothing to do with the exhaustive efforts the cyclists put in to conquer South Africa’s premier road stage race. Instead, organisers ASG Events have joined hands with charity organisation Pink Trees for Pauline for the first time to use ...

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Dryland MTB Events Move Up in the UCI Categories

The Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, already attracted a world class field in its first year as a UCI event. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Dryland Event Management’s premier racing events – the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, and the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen – will once again boast Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) status in 2018. For next year though the traditional South African season opening Attakwas Extreme will feature class ...

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Play Day delivers fast times at FNB W2W MTB Ride

Mountain bikers in action during Stage Two of the FNB W2W MTB Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Team ACE Lesotho’s Phetetso Monese (Lesotho) and Leonhard Lukoschek (Germany) obliterated the FNB W2W MTB Ride Stage Two “Play Day” route in an awe-inspiring time of 02 hours 55 minutes 30 seconds at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. The only stage to start and finish at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate, Stage Two of ...

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BUCO Origin Of Trails proudly supports Aitsa

By taking part in the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017, riders will make a difference in the lives of the children of the Aitsa After Care Centre.  “The Aitsa After Care Centre opened its doors in January 2014,” says Marietjie Steyn, Aitsa After Care Centre Founder and Manager.  “The Centre strives to expose children to fun activities and programs in an alternative home environment where they feel loved and special.  We currently have 145 children between the ages of 5 and 9.  All the children reside in the Dwarsriver Valley, Kylemore in the Banhoek Valley and surrounding farms.  We offer meals, sport, chess, choir, drama, e-learning, mathematics, reading programs, homework assistance, counselling, parent support groups and life skills training to name just a few.”  Seen here:  Zandre Swarts enjoying being outdoors on his bicycle.

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – By taking part in the 2017 BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017, riders will make a difference in the lives of the children of the Aitsa After Care Centre. “The Aitsa After Care Centre opened its doors in January 2014,” says Marietjie Steyn, Aitsa ...

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Tough fun at Stage One of FNB W2W MTB Ride

It was a warm start to Stage One of the 2017 FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 30 October 2017.  The first of two destination stages, Stage One saw riders having to complete a 64km route that featured a 1650m ascent before crossing the finish line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), their home away from home.  Olympian Phetetso Monese (Lesotho) and Leonhard Lukoschek (Germany) of Team ACE Lesotho applied pressure from the start.  “This is my third W2W,” says Monese.  “Last year I finished first in the men’s race.  I really want to defend my title.  So we went fast from the start.  Stage One featured some great riding.  I was a little worried when I heard that Leonhard was a roadie, but after today I’m no longer worried.”  Seen here:  Team ACE Lesotho’s Leonhard Lukoschek and Phetetso Monese leading the field during Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

It was a warm start to Stage One of the 2017 FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 30 October 2017. The first of two destination stages, Stage One saw riders having to complete a 64km route that featured a 1650m ascent before crossing the finish line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), ...

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Weiss, Duffy win XTERRA World Championship

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Bradley Weiss from Stellenbosch, South Africa and Flora Duffy from Devonshire, Bermuda captured the 22nd XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon elite titles on a warm, sunny day in Kapalua, Maui on Sunday, 29 October 2017. It’s the first XTERRA World title for Weiss, and the fourth in a row for Duffy.  With the win, Duffy joins XTERRA Hall of Famer ...

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Car rental agreement eases life of Tshwane organisers

ASG Events and Bidvest Car Rental will continue their partnership when the Tshwane Classic road cycling race is held in Pretoria on November 5. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Bidvest Car Rental will be a major driving force behind the Tshwane Classic road cycling event that will see more than 4 000 participants race through the heart of Pretoria on November 5. With a big entry for the event – which includes the 98km feature race, two supporting races and full road closure – the offering is tipped to elevate ...

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Riders descend on Onrus at FNB W2W MTB Adventure

Mountain bikers in action during Stage Three of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure was met with high spirits on Sunday, 28 October 2017 with mountain bikers preparing to say goodbye to the winelands as they head out on a magnificent 71km journey from Oak Valley Wine Estate to the Onrus Caravan Park. Team Sukkel Sukkel’s Francois Theron and Fritz Pienaar obliterated the field ...

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