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Entries are open for 7th annual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Entries are open for SA’s MTB party of the year, the 7thannual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience that will take Stellenbosch by storm on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 01 December 2019.   “An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails reminds mountain bikers why they ride,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “Instead of racing, entrants are ...

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Great Zuurberg Trek showcased on SuperSport

Mountain bikers interested in tackling next year’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will have an opportunity to see what the boutique event offers through a highlights package aired on SuperSport from tomorrow night.   The sixth edition of the three-stage event took place from the Zuurberg Mountain Village, which overlooks Addo just outside Port Elizabeth, in late May.   Prospective participants ...

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Maree rates Jock Classic as one of SA’s premier events

Defending champion David Maree has the Takealot Jock Classic down as a priority for 2019, describing the three-stage one-day event as one of the premier cycling road races on the South African calendar.   Riding for the Enza team, the 29-year-old cyclist from Fourways in Johannesburg is relishing the challenge presented on Saturday by one of the country’s longest-running events. ...

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Bell takes Jock Classic in his own backyard

Nico Bell triumphed in his own backyard when he took two of the three stages to sprint to victory in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today.   Riding for NAD Pro, the 35-year-old from Nelspruit shaded Reynard Butler, defending champion David Maree and Travis Barrett in the race for the line to win the three-stage ...

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Van der Walt and Hartley master downwind runs to claim spoils

Durban – Brandon van der Walt grabbed his first win of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge on Sunday while on her birthday Bridgitte Hartley cemented her place on top of the women’s standings with a second win in the series. Racing a Westerly out-and-back course from the Durban Undersea Club, van der Walt powered away from last week’s ...

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The Rock just got “Tougher-er”

The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival announced today that it has secured a sponsorship from Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl for Paarl’s biggest endurance festival which takes place over the weekend of 27-29 September later this year. Besides a cash sponsorship, Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl has committed a significant personnel base and a fleet of vehicles to assist with ...

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Berg River Canoe Marathon fever hits Paarl

Paarl – Part of the international contingent of paddlers taking part in the Berg River Canoe Marathon that starts on Wednesday morning, Petr Mojžíšek of the Czech Republic and German Matthias Schmidt got a suitably warm welcome in Paarl as the cold front swept over the region bringing rains that be an important factor to the race. On hand to ...

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‘The Rock’ mountain bike and trail festival

When I moved from Johannesburg to Paarl I was in absolute and instant awe of the mountain-biking terrain which the beautiful Boland town offered. Six years on, Paarl has turned into a city, but thankfully the natural trails have remained and 180km of additional trails have been built on the Paarl Mountain since our arrival. We organised many well-known mountain-bike ...

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Canoeing SA name strong marathon world champs team

Durban – Following the conclusion of the recent South African Canoe Marathon Championships, Canoeing South Africa has named a strong side for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China from 17-20 October. Topped by world champions Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor, the team of seniors, under 23 and junior athletes for the trip to the Far East will ...

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Entries Open for IMPI Challenge #2 and #3

November will be packed with IMPI Challenge action with the IMPI Challenge #2 taking place at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (North West Province) on Saturday, 02 November 2019 and the IMPI Challenge #3 taking place at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch / Western Cape) on Saturday, 23 November 2019.   “What better way to close off a busy year than by getting outdoors ...

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