Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Series offers riders with iconic scenery for pure riding pleasure. Photo Credit: ZC Marketing Consulting

Banhoek, Boschendal beckon Nissan TrailSeeker season-opener

The 2016 Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Series kicks off in the majestic Banhoek Valley this weekend at Boschendal Wines. The Hottentots Holland mountains will welcome close to a 1000 mountain bikers eager to take to some of the highly rated trails in the region. The key to the growing popularity of these Nissan TrailSeeker Series events lies in the fact that they are designed to usher newcomers into the sport…

Through its new partnership, the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race will be a vehicle to promote the work of the SRCC Foundation Trust. Photo: Morné Marais

Citrus exporter partner with Zuurberg race

One of South Africa’s largest citrus exporters, the Sundays River Citrus Company, have announced a partnership with the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race. The boutique three-day event traverses 200km, part of which runs through the citrus orchards of the Sundays River Valley just outside Port Elizabeth. “The farm scenery is absolutely phenomenal,” said Det Bakker, liaison officer for the SRCC Foundation Trust, the company’s social responsibility arm. “It’s…

Hannele Steyn overcame illness to win a third women's title at the 36ONE MTB Challenge.
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Wetton, Steyn win drama-filled 360one MTB challenge

There were no course records, but there was plenty of drama as Tom Wetton and Hannele Steyn won the men and women’s individual titles respectively at the 2016 36ONE MTB Challenge, an ultra-endurance mountain bike race based at the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape province. The fifth edition of the 361km non-stop race attracted its largest field yet, largely comprising endurance-crazy South Africans in 11 sub-categories….

Chris Wolhuter of Imbuko-Freewheel Cycology will aim to defend his title at this weekend’s Liberty Winelands MTB Encounter.

Wolhuter to defend Winelands title with new partner

Defending champion Chris Wolhuter will line up for his title defence at the Liberty Winelands MTB Encounter with a new teammate. The 27-year-old, who won the inaugural event alongside Jarryd Haley, will be joining forces with Craig Boyes in the three-day race that starts at Coetzenburg on Friday. Wolhuter, who launched the Imbuko-Freewheel Cycology professional team this year, first partnered with Boyes at this year’s Cape Epic. “We have since…

NavWorld CEO Roan Rossouw (far left) with Team Bestmed-ASG riders, from left, Lynette Benson, Nicolene Marais and Sanet Coetzee. Photo: Supplied

NavWorld partner with top women’s cycling team

Sports and adventure technology retailer NavWorld have announced a three-year partnership with one of South Africa’s top women’s cycling teams. During this time, they will provide Team Bestmed-ASG with the latest Garmin Sport products as well as training, a warranty service and technical support through all their branches and call centre. “We are passionate about sport and our partnership with Team Bestmed-ASG gives us the opportunity to support one of…

Stuart Fitzpatrick and JC Nel leading the peloton in the crit

ProTouch crit returns to old Emperors circuit

The second leg of the ProTouch Cycling Club National Criterium Series, which is held in conjunction with the Emperors Palace Road Classic on Sunday, April 10, will mark a return to the famous old circuit featuring the Chariots Statue.“The support of Emperors Palace has allowed us to reinstate the traditional route that enables spectators to witness the thrills of criterium racing at close quarters,” said Wynand de Villiers of ASG…


Mountain bikers to encounter epic Winelands experience

A three-day encounter over some of the best mountain biking terrain beckons for cyclists when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place from April 15 to 17. The inaugural event was limited to 100 two-man teams to ensure a boutique feel, according to ASG race organiser Wynand de Villiers.“This year we have allocated 250 slots to cater for the race’s growth while retaining the experience that modern lifestyle athletes demand.” Dubbed…


Torrential rain does little to deter Warriors heading to the Vaal

The heavy downpours has left the Vaal river bursting at its banks but did little to deter the 7000 Warriors that will be taking part in the second event in the series of 8 Jeep Warrior Races this weekend. This will be the first time the largest obstacle course race on the continent takes place in the South of Gauteng. The spectacular Emerald Casino and Resort on the banks of…