Saturday , 24 October 2020

 

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CAN SOUTH AFRICA END 2020 ON A MEDAL HIGH?

CAN SOUTH AFRICA END 2020 ON A MEDAL HIGH?

In 2019, Robyn de Groot became the first South African woman to win a UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships medal when she scooped the bronze in a sprint finish at the end of a gruelling 70km/3500m ascent battle in Grachen, Switzerland. This ...

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THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

How do you make the best mountain bike and trail running events in the world even better? You acknowledge that they’re world class and shift your focus to giving your entrants something back in exchange for their loyalty. A South African events compa ...

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SA WOMEN TO MAKE A STATEMENT AT XCO WORLD CHAMPS

SA WOMEN TO MAKE A STATEMENT AT XCO WORLD CHAMPS

To have one woman from a non-European country competing at the highest level in mountain bike racing is a gift. South Africa has three! Candice Lill, Cherie Redecker and Mariske Strauss aren’t expected to contest the medals at the 2020 UCI XCO World ...

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8 SELF-DEFENCE TIPS FOR FEMALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

8 SELF-DEFENCE TIPS FOR FEMALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

We find ourselves in an unfortunate situation in South Africa. The very high unemployment rate has accelerated the incidence of both petty and violent crime. And it’s increased during the lockdown. As female mountain bikers, we need to take charge an ...

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DO YOU LOVE BOOBIES TOO?

DO YOU LOVE BOOBIES TOO?

You can sugar coat names to make people feel more comfortable; or you can cut to the chase and call it what it is. Breast cancer robs us of mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends in large numbers every year. ILoveBoobies has aligned with moun ...

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WORLD CUP RACING RETURNS!

WORLD CUP RACING RETURNS!

After more than year, UCI World Cup racing started again this week with two Mercedes Benz XCO World Cup rounds at Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. As expected, the racing has been intense and some fresh new faces have been winning the first four events. H ...

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THE ONE SHIFTING MISTAKE MOST MOUNTAIN BIKERS STILL MAKE

THE ONE SHIFTING MISTAKE MOST MOUNTAIN BIKERS STILL MAKE

One of the main reasons mountain bikers struggle to maintain a good rhythm during a ride or race is that they find themselves in the wrong gear at a crucial moment and coming back from that mistake is at best frustrating, at worst dangerous and alway ...

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ON FALLING

ON FALLING

We’ve all fallen. Some of us hard. It’s a fine line - owning a trail or groaning on your back next to a trail. This New Yorker documentary examines falling through the experiences of three competitive female mountain bikers. It’s not your average mou ...

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LADIES, 9 STEPS TO BECOMING A MOUNTAIN BIKER

LADIES, 9 STEPS TO BECOMING A MOUNTAIN BIKER

It can be intimidating getting into mountain biking. There’s a lot to consider – a lot of new stuff, especially if you’re not from a cycling background. But it’s well worth it for the fun, exercise, friendships and freedom it brings. Here’s our nine- ...

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PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

“Do you know all my passwords?” asked my wife, Joanne, after just less than an hour had passed during the 84km Pursuit Challenge at Buffelsdrift on Tuesday. “If I die on this ride, you’re going to need to know all my passwords,” she said as we made o ...

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