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UNCLE FISH BEST SUITED TO DAMP TRANS BAVIAANS REPEAT

UNCLE FISH BEST SUITED TO DAMP TRANS BAVIAANS REPEAT

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the sa ...

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DORMAKABA AND GALILEO RISK OVERCOME ROUGH TERRAIN TO WIN 2019 TRANS BAVIAANS

DORMAKABA AND GALILEO RISK OVERCOME ROUGH TERRAIN TO WIN 2019 TRANS BAVIAANS

The 2019 Trans Baviaans, which took place in the Eastern Cape on Saturday 10 August, was won by the dormakaba and Galileo Risk teams. They and their fellow competitors in the Trans Baviaans Race, the first of two events, had to brave the roughest con ...

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NOW THIS IS A PROPER MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE!

NOW THIS IS A PROPER MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE!

Words by Sean Badenhorst Images by PC Photography and Black Tulip Visuals The lead bunch in the Extreme event early on Stage 1 Everyone has his or her own view of what proper mountain biking is. And it’s great that our sport offers so much variety be ...

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SA WOMEN’S MTB SURVEY RESULTS: PART 3 – YOUR GEAR AND BIKE PREFERENCES

SA WOMEN’S MTB SURVEY RESULTS: PART 3 – YOUR GEAR AND BIKE PREFERENCES

For women, mountain biking can be both liberating and intimidating. It can also be both stimulating and frustrating. Are women well catered for in South Africa? Based on our research, we estimate that women make up between 20-25% of the South African ...

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FAMILY FUN A PRIORITY AT FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE

FAMILY FUN A PRIORITY AT FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE

Yes, turning the pedals on the scenic climbs and carving the crafted singletrack on the generous descents is cool and all. But what about your family? What are they doing while you soak up the excitement of the 2019 FedHealth MTB Challenge on 7 and 8 ...

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SOUTH AFRICA’S ‘RACE WITH SOUL’ RETURNS

SOUTH AFRICA’S ‘RACE WITH SOUL’ RETURNS

South Africa’s ‘Race with Soul’ is about to make a highly anticipated return to its pioneering roots… The Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen has settled into a comfortable rhythm over the last ten years and was said to have put on ...

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FNB WINES2WHALES PINOTAGE TO HOST E-BIKERS IN 2019 EDITION

FNB WINES2WHALES PINOTAGE TO HOST E-BIKERS IN 2019 EDITION

E-Bikes are the fastest growing sector in cycling but events have been slow to allow them into races due to a number of restrictions. Luckily the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage event is unbound by such limitations, so for 2019, E-Bikers are welcome! To en ...

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SET YOUR SIGHTS NOW ON THE 5TH FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE

SET YOUR SIGHTS NOW ON THE 5TH FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE

Winter is undoubtedly here, but the Fedhealth MTB Challenge on 7 and 8 September 2019 is worth diarising because it’s become the Western Cape mountain bikers’ favourite way to welcome spring. Now in its fifth year, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge will on ...

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10 REASONS WHY THIS MTB SAFARI SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

10 REASONS WHY THIS MTB SAFARI SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

A bit weary of doing the same stage races year in and year out? Or just keen to experience something fresh with your mountain biking tribe? Well, look no further than booking a Wilderness Trail experience with Cycle Mashatu. We (Joanne and Sean Baden ...

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BREAKING FROM TRADITION, NEW TRAILS ARE BLAZED ON STAGES 1, 2 AND 3 OF WINES2WHALES

BREAKING FROM TRADITION, NEW TRAILS ARE BLAZED ON STAGES 1, 2 AND 3 OF WINES2WHALES

Eleven years on from the inaugural FNB Wines2Whales many things in mountain biking have changed. One remains constant however, the sport’s iconic stage race's commitment to continual route refinements. Every year has seen new singletracks added and o ...

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