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HIPPO HOLLOW MTB CHALLENGE – THE NEW RACE NEAR KRUGER PARK

HIPPO HOLLOW MTB CHALLENGE – THE NEW RACE NEAR KRUGER PARK

  With a packed racing calendar full of choice, it takes a special kind of event to make an impact from the inaugural edition. The 2017 Vodacom Hippo Hollow MTB Challenge has set out to do just that, taking participants through some of the most ...

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NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG, ALPINE TRAVERSE

NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG, ALPINE TRAVERSE

The Northern Drakensberg is a four-hour drive from Johannesburg. It used to be almost an hour longer, but then a key piece of road, the R74 between Harrismith and Bergville was repaired in 2015 and now, it’s faster and more scenic. And well worth the ...

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GARDEN ROUTE TRAIL PARK – THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

GARDEN ROUTE TRAIL PARK – THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

The coordinates 33.9177° S, 22.8623° E will take you to the Garden Route Trail Park, quite possibly the most complete mountain biking venue in South Africa, if not the world. Quite a claim, yes, but here’s why…   No matter what type of mountain ...

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Rosemary Hill, Pretoria East

Rosemary Hill, Pretoria East

We estimate that 20–25% of South Africa’s mountain bikers live in Pretoria. That’s a big chunk of the market that needs places to ride bikes. For a while, Groenkloof Nature Reserve was the go-to trail-riding spot for Pretorians. But things have chang ...

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TREAD MTB EXPERIENCE AT BOSCHENDAL

TREAD MTB EXPERIENCE AT BOSCHENDAL

28-30 October 2016, Boschendal, Franschhoek TREAD and Boschendal have teamed up to offer an exclusive weekend mountain biking experience. Stay at Boschendal’s luxury cottages with the TREAD crew and enjoy some incredible riding in one of South Africa ...

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THABA TRAILS RELAUNCHES WITH ‘TRAILS FOR ALL’

THABA TRAILS RELAUNCHES WITH ‘TRAILS FOR ALL’

Johannesburg mountain bikers will be able to add another trails venue to their riding options with the relaunch of Thaba Trails on Saturday 16 July.  Located just south of the City of Johannesburg, Thaba Trails is being relaunched with a wider range ...

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Is this South Africa’s greatest race?

Is this South Africa’s greatest race?

You’ve probably heard about the Freedom Challenge, the annual non-stop race across South Africa. You’ve probably decided it’s not your thing. But you should probably read this summary of the 2015 edition of the event because it gives you some insight ...

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Trailbuilders: Hylton Turvey – The Flow Master

Trailbuilders: Hylton Turvey – The Flow Master

If you’ve ever ridden the Sappi Karkloof trails, you’ve been introduced to Hylton Turvey. You don’t know him in person, but you know how he makes you feel on a mountain bike and you like it. So you like him. We’ve ridden virtually every marked mounta ...

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NORTHERN FARM RED ROUTE

NORTHERN FARM RED ROUTE

Very seldom do you visit Northern Farm and see an empty car park. This popular mountain bike trails venue is highly influential in giving newcomers to the sport some uncomplicated, scenic gravel roads on which to learn about their bikes, gain cycling ...

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STELLENBOSCH G SPOT

STELLENBOSCH G SPOT

Make what you want with the name. If you’re a local, you’ll know exactly where to find the G-Spot, Stellenbosch’s beloved play area for mountain bikers with skill. Look, even with low skill levels, you can have fun there, but you’re unlikely to find ...

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