Monday , 30 March 2020

 

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JOBERG2C NOT GOING AHEAD ON SCHEDULED DATES

JOBERG2C NOT GOING AHEAD ON SCHEDULED DATES

from Craig Wapnick, joberg2c organiser Due to the ongoing global Covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis and in light of president Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of South Africa’s ‘national state of disaster’ on Sunday evening, joberg2c will unfortunately not g ...

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2020 GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE POSTPONED TO OCTOBER DUE

2020 GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE POSTPONED TO OCTOBER DUE

Glacier by Sanlam and Dryland Event Management have taken the tough but necessary decision to postpone the 2020 Glacier Cradle Traverse. The three-day mountain bike stage race was set to take place from the 3 to 5 April 2020, at Avianto, in Muldersdr ...

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ORGANISERS OF KAP SANI2C ANNOUNCE NEW DATES IN DECEMBER

ORGANISERS OF KAP SANI2C ANNOUNCE NEW DATES IN DECEMBER

In the light of recent developments relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of KAP sani2c, the three-day mountain bike stage race in KwaZulu-Natal due to be held from 12-16 May, have made the decision to postpone the event to December. T ...

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EBIKES ARE HEAVY. YES, BUT THEY’RE STILL AGILE

EBIKES ARE HEAVY. YES, BUT THEY’RE STILL AGILE

We know eBikes are heavier. Santa Cruz’s Heckler weighs just over 21kg, on the lighter end of most ‘regular’ eBike weights, but still a bag and a half of dog cubes heavier than a regular mountain bike… How does that affect the handling? Well, if you ...

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STILLWATER SPORTS BIDS FAREWELL TO THE MAGALIES MONSTER

STILLWATER SPORTS BIDS FAREWELL TO THE MAGALIES MONSTER

The Magalies Monster is an iconic South African mountain bike event. Established in 2001, it became a must-do challenge for Gauteng mountain bikers, partly because Johannesburg and Pretoria aren’t too far away from Buffelspoort, the race venue. Still ...

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SANTA CRUZ HECKLER: THE LAUNCH AND THE BACKLASH

SANTA CRUZ HECKLER: THE LAUNCH AND THE BACKLASH

On 11 February 2020, Santa Cruz launched its first eBike, the Heckler. The move says a lot about Santa Cruz; the polarised reception says a lot about Santa Cruz’s (largely US) market… Some couldn’t contain their praise, gushing their welcome with aff ...

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CORONA VIRUS AND THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

CORONA VIRUS AND THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

In the past couple of weeks many major international sporting events in Europe have been cancelled or postponed, but the 17th Absa Cape Epic will start as planned on Sunday despite widespread Corona Virus fears. Is it the right thing to do? Over 1300 ...

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ABSA CAPE EPIC DAY TRIPPERS EXPERIENCE AWAITS SPORTS SCIENCE BOSS

ABSA CAPE EPIC DAY TRIPPERS EXPERIENCE AWAITS SPORTS SCIENCE BOSS

Phathokuhle Zondi is the CEO of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), where world-class progress in Sports Science happens on a daily basis, including the coaching of leading mountain bikers and cyclists. In what might be considered r ...

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NICOLE CAPPER TO GET A TASTE OF THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

NICOLE CAPPER TO GET A TASTE OF THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

Former Mrs South Africa and Survivor runner-up, Nicole Capper, is on a mission to conquer more mountains in 2020, including some of the rugged slopes of the Absa Cape Epic. The keen mountain climber, who is preparing to summit Kilimanjaro in August, ...

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GARMIN FLEXES ITS MUSCLE FOR TACX SOUTH AFRICA RELAUNCH

GARMIN FLEXES ITS MUSCLE FOR TACX SOUTH AFRICA RELAUNCH

A year ago (February 2019), Garmin announced that it had bought Tacx. The announcement shook the cycling world, partly because it was a bit of a surprise to most and partly because it revealed that Garmin’s intentions on cycling market dominance have ...

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