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Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent 5-7 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Great Trek 9-11 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush 2 Day 13-14 October 2018

On 1 March, entries will open for the 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush. Riders can enter any one of the three events; the Descent, Great Trek and original 2 Day. Last year all three events saw record numbers bombing down the best trails that KwaZulu-Natal can offer.  Winner of the 2017 men’s race, Matthys Beukes, called the Descent “an amazing ...

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Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill Klap the Kop

Riders camp along the shady banks of the Tugela river at the famous Em'Seni Camp before tackling the spectacular bushveld riding. With farm-style hospitality and an area rich in riding and history, the event delivers a proper mountain biking adventure.

Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill were smiling and Saturday night at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush after they each won R20 000 at the Volvo Spionkop Summit. The race within a race is a 1.3km dash for cash held in the evening after day two’s racing at the Berg & Bush Descent. Beukes winning time was four minutes, 38 ...

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Kleinhans and Beers win 2016 Berg & Bush

Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) claim victory at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush three-day stage race in KwaZulu-Natal. The pair saw off stiff competition from the cream of South African mountain biking to record a win on their debut at the event.

In a star-studded local field at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush, it was Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) that stood head and shoulders above the rest. Leading from start to finish, the recently-formed team took the overall honours after three days of furious racing in KwaZulu-Natal. Matt Beers was thrilled with his victory, a ...

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Cyclists soar up Spioenkop

Robyn de Groot soars to the top of Spioenkop at the Volvo Summit during the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush in KwaZulu-Natal. The 1.4km race within a race was worth R20 000 for the winning male and female rider. De Groot reached the top in a time of six minutes and 10 seconds.

Around 40 of the toughest and fastest mountain bikers at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush entered the 2016 Volvo Summit, a 1.4km sprint shootout on Spioenkop in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Up for grabs for the fastest man and women was a cool R20 000. On the start line, after two days of riding at the Berg & Bush, ...

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Berg and Bush Stage 2 blitzed by leaders

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The elite field at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush charged through the 60km Stage 2 course with such ferocity that some in the race village wondered if the final batch of riders might be able to watch the winners come in. In the end, race leaders Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) and the chasing ...

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Last man pedalling

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The last man over the line on stage 1 of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush was Namibian visitor Otto Alfleld. His ride partner, Andrea Stier, was beaming after her first dig at the event. Otto was not. That might have had something to do with his seven hour-plus finish time, or that his entry was a birthday present ...

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Elite riders scorch Berg & Bush Day 1

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The conditions at the start of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush were cool. The riding from the elite bunch, though, was scorching hot. Setting the scintillating pace was one of the strongest pro fields ever assembled at the Berg & Bush Descent. Waylon Woolcock and Darren Lill (USN Purefit), Philip Buys and Gert Heyns (Scott LCB Factory Racing), ...

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All star elite field at Berg & Bush

Image credit: Em Gatland

The 2016 edition of the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent promises to be one of the most fiercely contested stage races on this year’s South African MTB calendar. Thanks to a growing reputation as the local mountain bike stage race with the most gees, the event has been able to assemble a stellar elite field. This October the cream ...

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Volvo parks with Berg & Bush

A rider makes his way up the lung-busting Spioenkop during the 2015 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush event. This year Volvo will be sponsoring the prize money for the Volvo Summit - a 2km race up Spioenkop that will take place after the first day of riding at The Descent. The first male and female rider to reach the top will each receive R20 000.
Image credit: Em Gatland

The Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush mountain bike event is thrilled to announce Volvo as their new official vehicle partner. The Swedish luxury vehicle brand that prides itself on not following the norm, and doing things “the Volvo way”, not only joins Berg & Bush as a vehicle partner, but also providing the prize money for the “Volvo Summit”. The ...

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