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Choice selection of venues for Knysna race

Organisers of the Garden Route 300 mountain bike race have settled on a choice selection of venues for this year’s event, which starts in Knysna on April 28. Photo: Julie Ann Photography

Perched over the lagoon, the Knysna Yacht Club will provide a spectacular new start and finish venue for the opening stage of the Garden Route 300 mountain bike race next month. Race director Patric Mosterd said the event, which takes place in and around the indigenous forests of the coastal hamlet from April 28 to 30, had settled on a ...

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Alternative red route a GR300 winner

Stage one of the GR300 will take riders through many natural trails under the tree canopy of Knysna’s indigenous forests. Photo: Julie Ann Photography

Most mountain bikers probably follow the normal course of the popular red route in the Harkerville forest outside Knysna, but Garden Route 300 race director Patric Mosterd feels they have hit on a winner by doing it in reverse. After changing the direction of the 24km loop over the past two years when it formed part of the race’s first ...

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Garden Route mountain bike race now more compact

The Garden Route 300 will offer a purer mountain biking experience when the three-day event takes place in Knysna from April 28 to 30. Photo: Julie Ann Photography

Next month’s Garden Route 300 will be “more compact” to offer an even purer mountain biking experience in the Knysna forest from April 28 to 30. The three-stage race, which also occupies a new slot on the calendar, will comprise a feature event over a total of 200km as well as a Lite version of 170km. Race director Patric Mosterd, ...

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Garden Route Events Remove the Sting from the 2016 GR300

5.	Tired, happy and maybe a little bit muddy: how you’ll look and feel on completing the 2016 GR300 or GR Lite. (Photo by: Julie Anne Hoffman)

The traditionally tough Garden Route 300 will be significantly easier on the legs in 2016, as race director Pax Mostert has taken the decision to shorten the daily distances and cut down on the meters of climbing. The GR Lite follows a similar trend, with the emphasis on packing the Lite route with as much great riding as possible – ...

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GR300 Day 2 Race Wrap

ALL SMILES AGAIN FOR SASOL TEAM WINNERS YOLANDE DE VILLIERS AND BIANCA HAW

The second leg of the GR300 got off to a much brighter start, with sunny skies above and the only clouds to be seen were sitting above the distant mountains. The race started from the Quinta da Montanha venue on the Rheenedal Rd and took riders across a range of diverse topographies.  Riders had to tackle some serious climbing in ...

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Sahm heads field for Garden Route race

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Top international mountain bikers are set to descend on Knysna for a serious three-day fitness test at the Garden Route 300 stage race from February 27. Leading the pack will be three-time Cape Epic winner Stefan Sahm of Germany’s Team Bulls, who teams up with former GR300 champion Timo Cooper for a crack at the title. Also on the start ...

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Sahm heads epic field for Garden Route race

Three-time Absa Cape Epic champion Stefan Sahm – pictured here winning the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails – will head up a star-studded field for the Garden Route 300 mountain bike stage race in Knysna from February 27 to March 1.  Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Top international mountain bikers are set to descend on Knysna for a serious three-day fitness test at the Garden Route 300 stage race from February 27. Leading the pack will be three-time Cape Epic winner Stefan Sahm of Germany’s Team Bulls, who teams up with former GR300 champion Timo Cooper for a crack at the title. Also on the start ...

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