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Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The Langwater water crossing varies in depth every year and it is only really possible to predict just how wet riders will get the week before the first event. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The 17thedition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Raceand Repeatwill take place on Saturday the 15thand Saturday the 22thof August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entries to the iconic events will open on the ...

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Cape Mountain Bikers Ride in Swiss Epic

Zola Ngxakeni and Luyanda Thobigunya won an entry to the Swiss Epic due to their success in the FNB Wine2Whales.

Cape Town, 26 August 2019: Two winning mountainbikers from Stellenbosch were in Switzerland taking part in the five-day international Swiss Epic which started in Davos last week, they finished 41 in the men’s category in a time of 22:08:47. Luyanda Thobigunya and Zola Ngxakeni riding in the Fairtree Capital strip are part of the BMT Fairtree Academy and won the ...

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Masters Sandberg and Basson back for another Breede

Hubby Sandberg (back) and JT Basson will return to race the Breede Marathon on 7 and 8 September with a combined 62 Breede medals between them.
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Robertson – In amongst the big field of K2s that will be taking to the water for the annual Breede River Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 September will be a low key crew of seasoned paddlers Hubby Sandberg and JT Basson, who will start with a staggering 62 Breede medals between them. The grey-haired masters have much in common ...

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Paarl Boxing day rides with Alfa Bodyworks for a fifth consecutive year

The Alfa Bodyworks riders dominated the podium at last year’s Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge. The event, which attracts a capacity crowd to the Faure Street Stadium in Paarl, is presented for the 122nd time this year.

The 122nd edition of the Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a special commercial partner for a fifth consecutive year following the news that Alfa Bodyworks has renewed its sponsorship of Africa’s largest track cycling meeting. Paarl Boxing Day attracts South Africa’s top professionals as well as a host of international riders who tackle each other for a share ...

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Flats2Mountains, sharing a love of trail

Siviwe Nkombi entered the Ultra-trail Cape Town 21km event with the help of Flats2Mountains, and won the race.
Photo credit: Xavier Briel

A group of friends, trail runners from the Cape Flats, have started an initiative to share their love of trail running with the less fortunate in their communities. Flats2Mountains is an organisation that does just what its name says; it takes promising runners from the Cape Flats who may otherwise not have access to the amazing network of trails and ...

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Marais finally claims his Mandela Day MTB Dash win


Howick — it was sixth time lucky for Howick mountain biker Stuart Marais when he finally got the win he so desperately wanted at the Mandela Day MTB Dash race on Saturday. The Expedient Africa team rider finally secured victory in his home race on Saturday after fighting off the challenges of Andrew Hill and Tyronne White in tight a ...

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Hoffman races to victory at Cycle4Cansa

Nolan Hoffman (Team ENZA/PBC) sprinted to victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, presented by the Optimum Group on Sunday, to win the event for a record fourth time.

Team ENZA/PBC captain, Nolan Hoffman, sprinted to a convincing bunch victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, which was presented by the Optimum Group at Sun City today. Hoffman started his gallop very early but had enough endurance sprinting power to stay ahead to the line. Tyler Day finished in second and Josh van Wyk rounded off the podium in third spot. ...

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Junior adventure seekers in for a treat at IMPI Mini #2

A very happy Mika du Plessis enjoying being outdoors at the IMPI Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Returning to the iconic Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (North West Province) on Saturday, 02 November 2019 the IMPI Challenge #2 boasts an entry category, theIMPI Minithat is tailored for children between the ages of 6 – 10 years.   “The IMPI Mini is the perfect introduction to the sport of obstacle course racing,” says Pieter du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director. “Entrants can ...

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Preparations are in full swing for Expedition Africa Rodrigues

Pre Rac - 25 Aug

  Hundreds of adventure athletes, at this very moment, are packing, preparing and double checking their gear as they get ready for their pilgrimage across the sea to a tiny Indian Ocean island; for the highly anticipated, Expedition Africa – Rodrigues. What were once butterflies have now morphed into a fever of stingrays, as team captains distribute the recently received ...

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