Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Gravel & Grape wines you over

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There’s a change coming to local mountain biking, and smaller stage race events like the Gravel & Grape MTB are aiming to be at the forefront of the new direction. While the time of year (May), clover-leaf format and close proximity to major centres like Cape Town, Durbanville and Stellenbosch make this three-day event an enticing race option, what really ...

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Jenny Rissveds takes on the Untamed African MTB Race

Jenny Rissveds took the mountain biking world by storm in 2016, announcing her arrival at the top end of the sport with some outstanding performances and then capping it all with the Olympic gold medal. Now the 22-year-old Swedish star is taking a step into the unknown and will be competing in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic.

Jenny Rissveds took the mountain biking world by storm in 2016, announcing her arrival at the top end of the sport with some outstanding performances and then capping it all with the Olympic gold medal. Now the 22-year-old Swedish star is taking a step into the unknown and will be competing in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. She will be ...

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FNB Wines 2 Whales Adventure 2016

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EnduroHub’s Jenny’s W2W Adventure race report: My first Wines 2 Whales and my first mtb stage race. What an awesome event. A definite bucket list race for anyone who has a love for 2 wheels. 3 days of 65km – 70km of pristine, well manicured trails that takes you from Lourensford to Onrus. With more scars on my knees than ...

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Introducing the Knysna Bull

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Exciting news for mountain bikers in South Africa… “Destination mountain biking” has evolved with the introduction of a reimagined event, the Knysna Bull. The new 3-day stage race is set for the 23rd to the 26th of February 2017 and is billed as the final Absa Cape Epic preparation race, but with a magical Knysna twist. The Knysna Bull is ...

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A weekend of adventures at the Bastille Festival

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Photo credit: Gowan Basson / Totalkaosphoto There was something for everyone at the Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run on Saturday, organised by Energy Events; 15km, 25km, 35km and 50km options. Chilly weather, beautiful mountains, icy river crossings, rocky terrain and well marked routes sums up this trail run. Be sure to mark it in your diary for next year – ...

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Last chance to join the Glacier Storms River Traverse, sponsored by Glacier by Sanlam

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Taking place in the beautiful, untouched gem that is Tsitsikamma, the Glacier Storms River Traverse is set to be a top-class mountain biking race complete with phenomenal views, world-class trails and great hospitality. Whether you are an experienced rider or just starting out, this three stage event should be on your bucket list. Consisting of three fairly short stages (62.2km, ...

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Springbok legends take aim at 2016 KAP sani2c

Joel Stransky (front right) - half of last year's runner-up team of the Adventure event of the 2016 KAP sani2c - will not take part in this year's race however a strong Cell C South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) contingent will still tackle the renowned trail of the popular three day event. Kelvin Trautman/
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Himeville – A large contingent of former Springbok legends are once again set to descend upon the Adventure event of this year’s KAP sani2c which takes place from 11-13 May with the group eager to soak up three days of banter, reminiscing and memorable mountain biking action. The smattering of Cell C South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) teams, represented ...

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Sauser to ride new-look Tour of Good Hope

Three-time marathon mountain biking world champion Christoph Sauser will return to South Africa to ride the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope from February 29.

Three-time marathon mountain biking world champion Christoph Sauser will return to South Africa to ride the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope from February 29. Swiss-born Sauser has been a long-time supporter of the five-day Western Cape road tour, which was previously known as the Tour de Boland. “I am not sure how many in total I have done but definitely ...

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Seyffert, Bateson snare inaugural Bestmed MTB series win

ieter Seyffert and Chloe Bateson have emerged as the overall male and female champions in the inaugural Bestmed National Mountain Biking Series, which drew to a close earlier this month.

Pieter Seyffert and Chloe Bateson have emerged as the overall male and female champions in the inaugural Bestmed National Mountain Biking Series, which drew to a close earlier this month. Seyffert (Altech-Autopage) won both the Lost City MTB Challenge and Satellite MTB Classic en route to series victory, while Bateson won the 25km Ballito Expedition race for their share of ...

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Kammanassie delivers drama as Cape Pioneer Trek hits halfway

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The 2015  mountain bike stage race reached it’s halfway point on Wednesday in the most dramatic fashion as wet weather made an already challenging route even tougher, causing havoc with the leading riders in all categories. The conditions took their toll on both bikes and riders on a stage that incorporated a passage through the Kammanassie, a remote, rugged mountain ...

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