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SA STAGE RACES – WHICH OFFER THE BEST VALUE?

SA STAGE RACES – WHICH OFFER THE BEST VALUE?

There’s been a decline in number of entries at mountain bike events over the past couple of years. It’s partly a sign of a maturing market, partly due to the depressed economy and partly due to the growth of mountain bike trails parks throughout the ...

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‘RACE WITH SOUL’ REVEALS 2019 ROUTE

‘RACE WITH SOUL’ REVEALS 2019 ROUTE

South Africa’s ‘Race with Soul’ is about to make a 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 its best edition y ...

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SPIRIT OF SOUTH AFRICA’S TOUGHEST EXTREME ONE-DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

SPIRIT OF SOUTH AFRICA’S TOUGHEST EXTREME ONE-DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

It takes a special group of cyclists to sign up for South Africa’s “toughest extreme one-day mountain bike race”, especially after the festive season. Yet year after year thousands line up for the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen, ...

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ORIGIN OF TRAILS CLOSES OFF ON A HIGH NOTE IN THE CITY OF OAKS

ORIGIN OF TRAILS CLOSES OFF ON A HIGH NOTE IN THE CITY OF OAKS

Stellenbosch was buzzing with excitement on Sunday, 25 November 2018 with eager mountain bikers and trail runners congregating at the Coetzenburg Sports Fields to either take part in Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience or be part of the ...

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Beers and Botha take FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz title

Beers and Botha take FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz title

Matt Beers and Wessel Botha (NAD) won the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz today after another drama-filled day of racing on a course that had to be rerouted overnight to avoid protests near Hermanus. The third and final stage ended in a sprint involving five ...

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HATHERLY/ANDREASSEN WIN “SUPERB” STAGE

HATHERLY/ANDREASSEN WIN “SUPERB” STAGE

For Under-23 cross country world champion Alan Hatherly the trail-laden Stage 2 of the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz was “suberb … the highlight of the year”. And as an extra bonus he and Danish partner Simon Andreassen (Team Spur Specialized) won the 66km ...

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BEERS, BOTHA TAKE STAGE 1 ON DRAMATIC DAY ONE OF RACING

BEERS, BOTHA TAKE STAGE 1 ON DRAMATIC DAY ONE OF RACING

A day of incident-filled racing ended with South African duo Matt Beers and Wessel Botha (Team NAD) overcoming two punctures to finish Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz with a healthy lead of nearly three minutes. Beers and his 19-year-old partn ...

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BIKE STATS OF THE 2018 KAP SANI2C

BIKE STATS OF THE 2018 KAP SANI2C

While mountain biking has become hugely popular, there remains limited data on one of South Africa’s most popular forms of sport/exercise. It’s been an objective of ours to change this through regular TREAD surveys. Here are stats and analysis with s ...

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CHAMPAGNE FINALE TO THE FNB WINES2WHALES CHARDONNAY

CHAMPAGNE FINALE TO THE FNB WINES2WHALES CHARDONNAY

The final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race concluded under clear blue skies, overlooking the azure waters of Walker Bay, at The Marine Hotel. Sunday, 28 October, was the concluding day of the elite women’s race in the 2018 FNB Wines2Whal ...

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10TH EDITION REMEMBERED FOR WEATHER ADVERSITY AND BIODIVERSITY

10TH EDITION REMEMBERED FOR WEATHER ADVERSITY AND BIODIVERSITY

Cyclists returned to the real world this week as the curtains of the 2018 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen drew to a close. In a surreal seven-day experience, some 500 riders set off from the coastal trails of Mossel Bay into the ...

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