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Rains look to break Cape paddling drought in time for Breede

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Robertson – After one of the most frustrating starts to the winter canoeing season thanks to the drought that has ravaged the Western Cape and left it’s rivers bitterly low, a spate of cold fronts have restored water to the Breede River system, and triggered a wave of entries for the Breede River Canoe marathon on 16 and 17 September. ...

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Tom Jenkins climb key to success at Tshwane Classic

Former national road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk says the iconic Tom Jenkins climb will play a critical role in the 98km feature race at the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria on November 5. Photo: Supplied

Former South African road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk, who won a memorable race in 2005 over the iconic Tom Jenkins climb, says the stretch will play a critical role in the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria this year. The uphill challenge comes after 80km of the 98km feature race on November 5 and Van Wyk said it would “separate the ...

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Success for Beukes brothers at mountain bike series

It was a family affair at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series as brothers Matthys (pictured) and Gerrie Beukes won their age categories on Sunday. Photo: Chris Brooke

It was a family affair as brothers Matthys and Gerrie Beukes won their respective age categories at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series at Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Matthys, who finished third at the SA National MTB Championships last month, said he woke without plans of racing but the enticing Bergadder course made it impossible ...

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Entries Open for the second Glacier Cradle Traverse

Collette Bastard flows through a section of singletrack on Stage 3 of the 2017 Glacier Cradle Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Glacier by Sanlam, Dryland Event Management and Avianto were thrilled by the success of the inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse mountain bike stage race, which took place in May this year. For 2018, the event has been moved to a more favourable slot on the calendar and entries to the event, which takes place from 5 to 8 April next year, ...

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Cape Trails welcomes new Specialized Mountain Bikes

Cape Trails, the cherished route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be seen traveling to work in style on their 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa.  Seen here (from left to right):  Cape Trails members Ashwell Swartz, Brendon Booysen, Denzel Scheepers and Jason Adams.

Cape Trails, the cherished route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be seen traveling to work in style on their 2018 Rockhopper Comp 29er mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa. “The route builders from Cape Trails cycle approximately 6000km per year,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB ...

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Top mtb stars set for altitude battle at Dullstroom

Top contenders for the men’s podium will include Gawie Combrinck & Nico Bell riding for Team NAD Pro as well as Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes from team Pyga Eurosteel.
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Many of South Africa’s top mountain bike stars are set for a two-day battle in the eastern highlands when they contest Round 6 of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga this weekend.   The event will offer two days of high-quality, high-altitude racing in some of the most scenic surrounds and a large field is expected ...

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New Ultra Distance Triathlon Announced for South Africa

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Two of South Africa’s most iconic towns are set to host the inaugural Race 2 Stanford half iron distance triathlon (1.9km swim – 90km bike – 21km run) on 18 November 2017. Established in the 1800’s, Hermanus, the famous tourist town & home of the whales and quaint, picturesque Stanford will show off their historic charm as they catapult this ...

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The 36ONE MTB Challenge Partners with Extreme Lights

Extreme Lights will offer 36ONE MTB Challenge riders discounted bike lights and technical support at the event. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 36ONE MTB Challenge is not only longest single stage mountain bike race in the country but it is also one which places an extraordinary burden on rider’s equipment, especially their lights. Which is why Dryland Event Management have partnered with industry leaders, Extreme Lights to light up your 36ONE MTB Challenge adventures for 2018 and beyond. Unlike most ultra-endurance ...

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Challenging course for third round of Madibaz XCO series

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series, presented in association with Old Mutual Private Wealth Management, features a challenging new course. Photo: Supplied

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series will present riders with an opportunity to try their hand at a challenging new course at the Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Race director Jan Venter said the track, used in the opposite direction last year, was one that would allow participants to test their skills to the limit. ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge for everyone, says Francois Pienaar

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Providing an opportunity for old varsity friends to renew their rivalry, while also creating a platform for current students to compete, are the driving forces behind next month’s Varsity MTB Challenge. In addition, the second edition of the two-day mountain bike race – which starts at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30 – is open to the public as the ...

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