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REMEMBERING BURRY STANDER’S DETERMINATION

REMEMBERING BURRY STANDER’S DETERMINATION

Today, 16 September 2021, is the 34th anniversary of the birth of the great Burry Stander. Tragically, we lost Burry on 3 January 2013 when he was killed, while training, by a taxi driver that broke the law. We have compiled a few tributes to Burry o ...

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MINNAAR EXTENDS HIS LEGEND STATUS WITH FOURTH WORLD’S WIN

MINNAAR EXTENDS HIS LEGEND STATUS WITH FOURTH WORLD’S WIN

South Africa’s Greg Minnaar added another incredible chapter to his storied career when he won his fourth UCI Downhill World title in a tense final at Val Di Sole, Italy on Sunday. The win came 18 years after his first world title in 2003 and is his ...

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DE GROOT FACES CAREER CROSSROADS DILEMMA

DE GROOT FACES CAREER CROSSROADS DILEMMA

South Africa’s Robyn de Groot is one of the world’s best marathon racers. But she’s at a crossroads in her career where she’s facing the very real prospect of having to pack it all in at her prime due to a gap in sponsorship, or try to crowdfund her ...

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VIDEO: GETTING TO KNOW ALAN HATHERLY

VIDEO: GETTING TO KNOW ALAN HATHERLY

We shout at our screens to cheer on Alan Hatherly when he races against the best in the world – and beats most of them. But we don’t always see much more of the speedy South African than that. USWE, which is one of the brands that supports Hatherly, ...

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TOKYO GAMES: CANDICE LILL IS FEELING VERY OLYMPIC TODAY

TOKYO GAMES: CANDICE LILL IS FEELING VERY OLYMPIC TODAY

Candice Lill will represent South Africa in the women’s mountain bike Cross-country (XCO) at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday 27 July. It’s nine years since her first Olympic Games (almost a third of her life ago!) and she’s grown immensely as a ri ...

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HATHERLY ON TOKYO OLYMPICS: ‘I’M AIMING FOR TOP FIVE’

HATHERLY ON TOKYO OLYMPICS: ‘I’M AIMING FOR TOP FIVE’

On Monday 26 July, the world’s best male mountain bikers will do battle for the Olympic medals in Tokyo. The postponement of the contest by almost a full year has had a negative impact on some of the medal contenders and a positive impact on others. ...

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THE RISE AND RISE OF ALAN HATHERLY

THE RISE AND RISE OF ALAN HATHERLY

As South Africans, we’re privileged to be able to root for our own Alan Hatherly when the world’s best XCO racers do battle at the biggest events. We’re fortunate to be able to watch most of his races live online or on TV and his rise to the top of t ...

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THIS IS THE AVERAGE SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKER

THIS IS THE AVERAGE SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKER

Ever wondered what the average South African mountain biker looks like? Of course the answer may surprise you. How do you even get that information? We did the biggest survey ever of South African mountain bikers at the end of 2020, in association wi ...

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TAKE A TOUR OF THE NEW CONCEPT CYCLERY BALLITO

TAKE A TOUR OF THE NEW CONCEPT CYCLERY BALLITO

Paid Partnership with Specialized The move to a new location was driven by the expansion of the industrial area in which the original store was situated and the drive to provide the most accessible and convenient customer experience possible. With am ...

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FAREWELL DENNIS LAWRIE

FAREWELL DENNIS LAWRIE

Anyone who has loaded a mountain bike onto their car and headed out to Sabie in Mpumalanga has more than likely aimed their tyres down a trail built by Dennis Lawrie. From the mid 90’s national cross-country scene to the emergence of marathon racing, ...

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