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ATHLETE BLOG: PIKETBOBERG’S THE U STAGE RACE, NIRVANA FOR NICO ZEN

ATHLETE BLOG: PIKETBOBERG’S THE U STAGE RACE, NIRVANA FOR NICO ZEN

On the doorstep of Cape Town the Piketboberg trails have emerged as some of the best technical, fun and scenic riding you can find in South Africa. In one word you can describe it as a “Disneyland” for mountain bikers. I have been to the BC bike race ...

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EVENT: NEW ULTRA-MARATHON OFFERS ‘A PROPER’ MTB CHALLENGE

EVENT: NEW ULTRA-MARATHON OFFERS ‘A PROPER’ MTB CHALLENGE

Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic is traditionally the stage that delivers the biggest shock, separating the well-prepared from the rest. In 2018 that’s expected to continue with riders tackling a 110km haul around the ruggedly scenic Breede River Valley ...

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SIX REASONS WHY THE BUCO LIONS KAROO TO COAST IS STILL SO POPULAR

SIX REASONS WHY THE BUCO LIONS KAROO TO COAST IS STILL SO POPULAR

There’s something magical about riding your mountain bike the 100km from Uniondale in the Karoo, to Knysna at the coast. There must be. A total of 4700 entered the 2017 edition of the BUCO Lions Karoo to Coast, which took place on Sunday 24 September ...

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2017 UCI MTB WORLD CHAMPS RESULTS, CAIRNS AUSTRALIA

2017 UCI MTB WORLD CHAMPS RESULTS, CAIRNS AUSTRALIA

This past week the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships got underway in Cairns, Australia. South Africa has a team of riders competing in both the XCO and DHI disciplines, since the team announcement some riders had to make the difficult decisi ...

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HOW TO OWN THE NEW FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE ROUTE

HOW TO OWN THE NEW FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE ROUTE

The third annual 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge will take place on 16 and 17 September at Boschendal in the Franschhoek Valley. With the new venue comes new routes. Routes that are incredibly scenic. Routes that are memorable. Routes that will challeng ...

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HAKAHANA ENDURO 2, THINGS ARE HEATING UP

HAKAHANA ENDURO 2, THINGS ARE HEATING UP

Doubling up as the Gauteng regional series, Round 2 of the Bike Market Hakahana Enduro saw a strong turnout of rider numbers. Probably due to one of two, or both reasons; a break in the cold front with a warmer day and anticipation of the upcoming in ...

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IS THIS SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST COMPLETE MTB EVENT?

IS THIS SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST COMPLETE MTB EVENT?

There are over 500 mountain bike events on the South African sports calendar each year. That’s almost 10 a week. It’s not surprising really when you consider how popular mountain biking has become. Marathons, half-marathons, stage races, XCO, Downhil ...

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FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE – EXPERIENCE BOSCHENDAL’S BEST

FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE – EXPERIENCE BOSCHENDAL’S BEST

Obviously, the majority of the entrants for the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge on 16 and 17 September will be from the Western Cape. It’s a high-quality event now in its third year that caters for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities and it’s orga ...

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MR TREAD: ‘WHY BERG AND BUSH IS MY FAVOURITE STAGE RACE – SO FAR’

MR TREAD: ‘WHY BERG AND BUSH IS MY FAVOURITE STAGE RACE – SO FAR’

Throwback to November 2014 I was planning to race my first Berg & Bush stage race with my wife, Joanne. It would be her first stage race and it would be a relationship test for sure. After a few long training rides together and 28 years of passin ...

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EVENT: NEW VENUE, SAME QUALITY RACING AT FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE

EVENT: NEW VENUE, SAME QUALITY RACING AT FEDHEALTH MTB CHALLENGE

If you’re one that likes to plan ahead, then block off Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September on your calendar. If you’re not one that plans that far ahead, block it off anyway, you’ll thank us later… What’s up on 16 and 17 September? It’s the third ann ...

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