Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Haw & Houston take on Dusi Valley

It will be a debut at the BSi Steel dusi2c for Red Bull/Specialized star Bianca Haw as she takes to the two-day adventure in the mixed category with Andrew Houston with hopes of a mixed category triumph when they get underway from 20-21 June.  - Darren Goddard/
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Pietermaritzburg – With an extensive knowledge of the Valley of a Thousand Hills from the river, the 2015 BSi Steel dusi2c will be a unique experience for current African Continental Cross Country Champion Bianca Haw who takes to the event for the first time with boyfriend and fellow elite paddler Andrew Houston with eyes on the overall mixed title when ...

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Berg and Bush celebrates decade of dirt

The Berg and Bush mountain bike event marks a “decade of dirt” this year with major celebrations and extensive route changes planned for the 10th edition of the Central Drakensberg stage race later this year.
Photos: Kelvin Trautman

The Berg and Bush mountain bike event marks a “decade of dirt” with major celebrations and extensive route changes planned for the 10th edition of the Central Drakensberg stage race later this year. Race founder Gary Green said one of the new additions would be the “Race up Spioenkop” – a 1.5km hill climb on the Descent feature route – ...

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Howick MTB part of Swiss World Cup build up for Hatherly

Kargo Pro MTB's Alan Hatherly will look to use Sunday's Sappi Howick MTB Classic as part of his preparations for his upcoming UCI MTB World Cup assignment in Switzerland. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Howick – First year Under-23 competitor Alan Hatherly snuck in an eleventh hour entry in for Sunday’s Sappi Howick MTB Classic that the rapidly emerging cross country star will look to use as part of his build up towards the third leg of the UCI MTB World Cup that takes place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland in a month’s time. The young ...

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All tracks lead to Van Gaalen for SA Marathon Champs

With a hat-trick of victories in his sights RECM Team's James Reid is not over extending himself in preparation for the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Van Gaalen, which doubles up as the 2015 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by Stihl on 6 June. - Craig Colesky/
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Van Gaalen – With the online pre-entry list at the 2200 rider mark, all the top names in mountain biking in South Africa will make the North West Province their home this weekend as they gear up for the 2015 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Van Gaalen, which doubles up as the South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by ...

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Big guns loaded for National Marathon Champs battle

Riders at the start of the 2015 Ashburton Investments National Series - Photo Zoon Cronje

On Saturday the 2015 National Mountain Bike Champions will be crowned in what promises to be a spectacular showdown at the fourth round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series. The event doubles as the South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by Stihl and will take place at the Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Skeerpoort, in the North West Province. The event ...

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Bell, Stander win Nissan Trailseeker series opener

Nico Bell from Team RECM leading the pack during the 2015 Gauteng Nissan TrailSeeker Series at Buffelsdrift - Photo Zoon Cronje

Mpumalanga’s Nico Bell and Western Cape’s Cherise Stander travelled from their home provinces to give Gauteng mountain bikers a lesson when they won the men and women’s titles respectively at Round 1 of the 2015 Gauteng Nissan TrailSeeker Series at Buffelsdrift near Pretoria on Saturday. Bell, the 2014 National Marathon Series Champion who races for the RECM professional team, clocked ...

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Stander and Kleinhans dominates Sani2c

Team RECM Erik Kleinhans, Nico Bell, Ariane Kleinhans and Cherise Stander   - Photo Darren Goddard

Team RECM stars Cherise Stander and Ariane Kleinhans dominated the field to secure victory at Scottburgh on Saturday, while the pairing of Erik Kleinhans and Nico Bell finished in a credible third place overall. “Cherise and I had three good days of racing. The starts were very fast and that helped us. Its always good to get into a fast ...

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Lill and Woolcock seal the Nedbank sani2c deal

The lead Blend pair of Darren Lill (front) and Waylon Woolcock (back) never gave the other pairs a sniff of victory as they maintained their lead and even added another stage win during the third and final stage of the Race at the 2015 Nedbank sani2c on Saturday. - Darren Goddard/
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Scottburgh – Blend’s Darren Lill and Waylon Woolcock triumphed at the end of a final stage laced with drama to claim the 2015 Nedbank sani2c title over EAI Wheeler’s Johan Rabie and Swiss speedster Konny Looser whilst the dominant RECM pair of Cherise Stander and Ariane Kleinhans dominated once again to claim an emphatic overall women’s victory at Scottburgh on ...

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Last chance to enter new Bestmed Walkerville ultra

Gauteng mountain bikers have until Monday evening to get their entries in for the 2015 Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Gauteng mountain bikers have until Monday evening to get their entries in for the testing new ultra marathon race and half-marathon that form part of the Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic on Saturday, May 23. The 80km event, which is a full 20km longer than in previous years, is set to attract some of South Africa’s top one-day racers as they ...

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Lill and Woolcock barnstorm first stage of Nedbank sani2c

It was the familiar and determined Blend pair of Darren Lill (right) and Waylon Woolcock (left) who dominated the men's field on Thursday's opening stage of the Race during the 2015 Nedbank sani2c. - Anthony Grote/
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Ixopo – Riding for their professional lives the Blend pair of Darren Lill and Waylon Woolcock blitzed the 79km first stage of the Race at the Nedbank sani2c from Glencairn outside Himeville to the Mackenzie Club to set up a handy two minute lead whilst it was the dominant RECM Women’s Team pair of Ariane Kleinhans and Cherise Stander who ...

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