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Strong SA team named for Worlds

Jenna Ward and Nikki Russell secured their place in the national team to the world championships by winning the Women's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Saturday.
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Pietermaritzburg – After the record-breaking South African flatwater marathon championships held at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend, Canoeing South Africa has announced a team of 73 boats to compete at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and Masters Cup events at the same Camps Drift venue from 4 to 12 September. With all the fancied paddlers securing their ...

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Masango using MTB Dash to prepare for World Champs

The RMB Change a Life rider Sthembiso Masango will be using the Mandela Day Marathon's MTB Dash as his final race before the UCI XCO World Championships.  Anthony Grote /
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Pietermaritzburg – The Mandela Day MTB Dash could provide a perfect send off to Sthembiso Masango before he heads over to Perth, Australia to represent South Africa at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships early next month. The 42km event on Saturday, August 26, will provide Masango with a perfect opportunity for a final hard race before he boards the ...

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Cape Trails continue to broaden their horizons at FNB Wines2Whales

Cape Trails, the famous route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are further expanding their skill set by attending a two week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the
Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).   Seen here:  The four members of Cape Trails enjoying the first week of their bike mechanic training programme that was hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).

Cape Trails, the famous route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are further expanding their skill set by attending a two week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN). A SMME with the key objective to build and maintain MTB trails, Cape Trails have been building the FNB W2W MTB Routes since ...

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon plays vital role on road to health and wellness

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Africa’s must-run iconic city marathon, has won both local and international praise for its world-class management and social benefits. Through its purposeful Run4Change legacy programme, participants, supporters and the public at large are given the opportunity to better their health, whether it’s through active recreation, physical education, exercise or good nutrition.

Cape Town, 08 August 2017 – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Africa’s must-run iconic city marathon, has won both local and international praise for its world-class management and social benefits. Through its purposeful Run4Change legacy programme, participants, supporters and the public at large are given the opportunity to better their health, whether it’s through active recreation, physical education, exercise or ...

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WeCAN campaign aims to boost Cansa funds

Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship We Can (road) LR

Organisers of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship have launched a new initiative to boost funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa when the event celebrates its 20thanniversary at Sun City this month. The cycling festival in the North-West Province has raised more than R3.6-million for Cansa since its inception and organisers are hoping to build on that through the #WeCAN ...

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Women unite to #RunForLife in support of PinkDrive

In Cape Town Lebogang Phalula was the lady to beat in the 10km Totalsports Women’s Race crossing the finish line first at Grand Parade in an impressive 34 minutes 21 seconds.  Nolene Conrad came in second, while Zintle Xiniwe finished third
Seen here:  Lebogang Phalula claiming gold on the day.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson.

Johannesburg & Cape Town – The streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town were painted pink on National Women’s Day (Wednesday, 09 August 2017) with just over 17 500 eager runners and walkers joining forces to #RunForLife in support of PinkDrive at the 16th annual Totalsports Women’s Race. In Johannesburg, Irvette van Zyl dominated the 10km race claiming gold at the Mary ...

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Survive the Trans Baviaans with Extreme Lights

Many a rider’s first goal is to reach the top of the Mother of All Climbs before sunset. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The Trans Baviaans, 24 hour MTB Marathon, is rapidly approaching and while there is no time left for improving your fitness there is a great deal of preparation you can still do to ensure you have a successful ride. Drawing on Extreme Lights’ technical knowledge and their experience of completing a couple of Trans Baviaans races themselves here are a ...

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de Villiers & Hill Kick off Women’s Month in Style

The beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest sets the scene for a relaxed weekend of riding in the Glacier Storms River Traverse which takes place from the 8th to the 10th of August in the Storms River Village. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Yolande de Villiers and Sarah Hill got Women’s Month off to a winning start as they dominated the 2017 Glacier Storms River Traverse in the solo women’s and mixed categories respectively. de Villiers not only won the solo women’s race but was also the first rider across the finish line on all three days; while Hill, riding with Gavin Salt, ...

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TransCape ‘It’s Time’ campaign launched

Billed as a lifetime experience, cyclists will have the chance to complete a bucket list event when the 614km TransCape mountain bike race from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape takes place in February next year. Photo: Jacques Marais

Billed as a special journey, the TransCape mountain bike race has positioned itself as one of the most iconic adventures on the South African cycling calendar in a new promotional video. Taking place from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape, the seven-day, 614km route delivers a hard-core mountain bike event, softened by a healthy degree of luxury services at ...

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