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WIN A 2018 BERG AND BUSH TEAM ENTRY!

WIN A 2018 BERG AND BUSH TEAM ENTRY!

If you participated in any of the three events at the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg and Bush, take our rider survey and go into the draw to win a team entry to the 2018 Berg and Bush Descent. More here… We want to know about you, your bike and your gear. W ...

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KAP SANI2C RIDERS STATS – THE 2017 REVEAL

KAP SANI2C RIDERS STATS – THE 2017 REVEAL

If you haven’t yet done the annual Sani2c, you at least know someone that’s done it. In terms of participant numbers (over 4000), it’s the world’s biggest mountain bike stage race. We wanted to know more about the riders at the 2017 edition, so we cr ...

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BERG AND BUSH 2017- IMPROVED ROUTE, UPGRADED RIDER BENEFITS, GREAT VALUE

BERG AND BUSH 2017- IMPROVED ROUTE, UPGRADED RIDER BENEFITS, GREAT VALUE

The Grindrod Berg & Bush is one of South Africa’s most popular mountain bike stage races. It didn’t achieve this status without constantly innovating to ensure the three events – Descent, Great Trek and Two-Day – remain attractive to newcomers an ...

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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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MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 7 – AND THAT’S A WRAP

MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 7 – AND THAT’S A WRAP

How so much can happen in eight days is difficult to comprehend. There were so many extremes, from weather conditions (4 deg C to over 40 dec C), emotional highs and lows (seeing riders you know succeed one day then struggle the next); and this year ...

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CAPE EPIC 2017 DAY 5, TREAD NOTES & OBSERVATIONS

CAPE EPIC 2017 DAY 5, TREAD NOTES & OBSERVATIONS

Day 5, Stage 4. Finally a longer stage! More distance, more time, more climbing. More like the Cape Epic we know. The Cape Epic that everyone prepares for. Well, most of the field anyway. The first four days this year were unusually short (an average ...

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MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 3

MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 3

    With the stage being a relatively short one today (by Epic standards), it was a mad rush for the TREAD team to get from the various water and spectator points, and then to the finish. The top riders came through Water Point 1 at a blist ...

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 CAPE EPIC: DON’T BLAME THE ROUTE, BRU. HTFU!

 CAPE EPIC: DON’T BLAME THE ROUTE, BRU. HTFU!

Over 25% of teams that started, did not finish the 2016 Cape Epic and the difficulty of the route seemed to be the most popular excuse. We say excuse because participants seldom volunteer self-blame when they can’t finish a Cape Epic. We expect 2017’ ...

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