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TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

At 1.60m, Amy Beth may be small in stature, but that belies the size of the fight she is able to tap into when racing, as well as a love of riding for the pure joy of it. Starting out in 2008 at age 19 while still working as a hair stylist, Amy first ...

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dear burry

dear burry

it’s been five years since you left us so suddenly. we still think about you often. each time we talk about you, we feel a hollowness in our stomachs because you should still be here. you lost your life because another person acted irresponsibly and ...

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MOUNTAIN BIKERS SHOCKED AT POPULAR TRAIL-BUILDER’S FREAK ACCIDENT

MOUNTAIN BIKERS SHOCKED AT POPULAR TRAIL-BUILDER’S FREAK ACCIDENT

The South African mountain bike community is in shock after learning of the serious injury sustained in a freak accident by Erik Schipper, the owner and trailbuilder at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, a popular mountain biking trails venue at Skeerpoort, nea ...

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JOEL STRANSKY: FITTER AND FASTER AT FIFTY

JOEL STRANSKY: FITTER AND FASTER AT FIFTY

Most would consider scoring all your team’s points, including the vital winning drop-goal in extra time against the favourites to win your sport’s biggest competition, as the pinnacle of one’s sporting career. But not 1995 Rugby World Cup winner, Joe ...

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WELL-KNOWN MOUNTAIN BIKER KILLED WHILE TRAINING

WELL-KNOWN MOUNTAIN BIKER KILLED WHILE TRAINING

Well-known South African mountain biker, Greg Anderson, was killed in a hit and run on Sunday, 16 July, while training in Mpumalanga. Anderson (57) finished second with teammate Deon Kruger in the Grand Masters category at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic and ...

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10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH SCOTT’S JOGGIE PRINSLOO

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH SCOTT’S JOGGIE PRINSLOO

The 2017 Absa Cape Epic was dominated by one brand: SCOTT. The Swiss-based bike brand won four stages and the overall title in the Men’s race, claimed seven stage wins and the overall title the Women’s race and secured all eight stages and the overal ...

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2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

    There’s been much discussion about the increased pace of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. A race that’s traditionally been an endurance test became somewhat of a speed test this year – and it caught many off guard. Their training wasn’t for spe ...

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2017 CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

2017 CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

      The Absa Cape Epic isn’t a young man’s event. That’s according to the 2017 rider statistics that show that only 12% of the male entrants this year were younger than the age of 30. Also notable is that 27% of the entrants spent more th ...

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MUMS at the EPIC 2017

MUMS at the EPIC 2017

We celebrate Mother's Day one Sunday a year. But we all know that for Moms, every day is Son's or Daughter's Day. Joanne Badenhorst (Mrs TREAD), a mother, will be featuring three Epic moms each day during the 2017 Absa Cape Epic on www.treadmtb.co.za ...

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10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH MAX KNOX

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH MAX KNOX

Max Knox, the current South African marathon and national marathon series champion, was able to compete in his ninth Absa Cape Epic this year, thanks to a new venture into mountain biking by paint and coatings giant, Kansai Plascon. Although only 29 ...

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