Tag Archives: Mountain Bike

FNB Wines2Whales set to kick off with a rewarding Stage One

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 27 October 2017 with Stage One of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure.  The first of three stages,
Stage One boasts a spectacular 68km route that features an impressive 1650m ascent.  Seen here:  Riders in action on Vergelegen close to the Vergelegen Climb during Stage One of the 2016 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 27 October 2017 with Stage One of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure. The first of three stages, Stage One boasts a spectacular 68km route that features an impressive 1650m ascent. “Iconic sections will include the Lourensford and Vergelegen climbs, the ...

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Specialized Mountain Bike up for grabs at FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events

Specialized Bicycles will be giving away a 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon mountain bike to the value of R59 000 at all three FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events (Adventure, Ride and Race).
Photo Credit:  Specialized Bicycles Africa.

Specialized Bicycles, the official bicycle partner of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be giving away a 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon mountain bike to the value of R59 000 at all three events: Adventure, Ride and Race. According to Johan Badenhorst, Marketing Manager of Specialized Bicycles Africa, FNB W2W is South Africa’s pinnacle three-day MTB Stage Race. ...

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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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Riders will stay connected at Zuurberg race

Thanks to the Igen sponsorship, riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek in Addo just outside Port Elizabeth will be able to stay connected this year. Photo: Great Zuurberg Trek

Riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race will again enjoy superior connectivity, thanks to a significant partnership with Port Elizabeth-based company Igen. While the remoteness of the Zuurberg region – adjacent to the Addo Elephant National Park – contributes to the uniqueness of the event, it also affects internet connectivity. “The downside is that coverage can be ...

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LANGVAD SMASHES ATTAKWAS RECORD ON DEBUT

Annika Langvad climbs the Queen of the Mountain climb, having distanced her nearest rivals, during the 2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge. Photo by: Ewald Sadie/Dryland/SPORTZPICS

Denmark’s multiple mountain bike world champion, Annika Langvad (Specialized) beat off a strong field to win the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in a new women’s record time in South Africa on Saturday. It was Langvad’s debut appearance at the demanding 121km event, which is considered South Africa’s toughest one-day mountain bike race. She clocked a time of 05:25:55 to ...

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Knox to race Rocky Mountain bikes in 2017

South African marathon champion, Max Knox, will be racing the 2017 season on the new Rocky Mountain Element 999RRSL.

South Africa’s leading marathon mountain bike racer, Max Knox, will race on Rocky Mountain bikes in 2017. The 29-year-old Knox won both the South African marathon championship and the Ashburton Investment National Marathon Series in 2016 and has set his sights on an expanded racing programme in 2017. Rocky Mountain is a Canadian-based international bicycle brand, which has been producing ...

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Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails supports local charities

Known as the mountain bike (MTB) party of the year, riders taking part in the 4th annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails two day MTB stage race on Saturday, 03 and Sunday, 04 December 2016 will be pleased to hear that their entry will help support two very important charities, the Aitsa After Care Centre and Prochorus Community Development.  Seen here:  Riders in action during the 2015 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Riders taking part in the 4th annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race on Saturday, 03 and Sunday, 04 December 2016 will be pleased to hear that their entry will help support two very important charities, the Aitsa After Care Centre and Prochorus Community Development.  The Aitsa After Care Centre opened ...

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Play Day continues to impress at FNB W2W MTB Ride

Affectionately known as “Play Day”, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 08 November 2016.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Affectionately known as “Play Day”, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Consisting of a fun-filled 64km route (with 1400m ascent), Stage Two treated mountain bikers to some of W2W’s most iconic sections including: the Paul Cluver Amphi Bike Park with well-known ...

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Overstrand welcomes FNB W2W MTB Adventure riders

Three days of exceptional mountain biking concluded just outside of Hermanus on Sunday, 06 November 2016 with elated mountain bikers completing the final 69km stage (featuring a 1200 climb) of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W)
Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure.  The final destination stage, Stage Three of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure started at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) and finished at the Onrus Caravan Park.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers interacting with Botriver residents during Stage Three of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) on Sunday, 06 November 2016.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Three days of exceptional mountain biking concluded just outside of Hermanus on Sunday, 06 November 2016 with elated mountain bikers completing the final 69km stage (featuring a 1200 climb) of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure. Team Freewheel Cycology’s Gavin Klerck and Lionel Murray claimed their second stage victory, completing Stage Three in a lightning fast time ...

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Riders in awe of FNB W2W’s Stage Two Play Day

Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure, the much awaited ‘Play Day’, was welcomed with much enthusiasm on Saturday, 05 November 2016.  The only stage to start and finish at the same venue,
Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), mountain bikers had to complete a 64km route (with 1400 ascent) that included some of W2W’s most iconic sections such as the Paul Cluver Amphi Bike Park with well-known MTB features such as
Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra (switch-backs), Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder, Jakkels, Pine Singles (now with dual and cross-overs) and the Berms.  The Stage Three action was closed off with the triple storeyed KROMCO-PERI Bike Park, which stands
an impressive 6 – 8m above ground.  Seen here:  Riders experiencing the upgraded KROMCO-PERI Bike Park on their way to the finish line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw).  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure, the much awaited ‘Play Day’, was welcomed with much enthusiasm on Saturday, 05 November 2016. The only stage to start and finish at the same venue, Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), mountain bikers had to complete a 64km route (with 1400 ascent) that included some of W2W’s most iconic ...

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