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Gauteng Trailseeker Series launches with popular Lionman

The 2016 Gauteng Nissan Trailseeker Mountain Bike Series will get underway on Saturday in true South African bushveld style – at the popular Lionman race in the Mabalingwe Game Reserve, north of Pretoria. There are four race distances on offer catering for all ages and levels of fitness, while some route changes from the 2016 edition will ensure a challenging, yet rewarding experience for all entrants. The 70km marathon will…

Tour de Femme: for ladies, by ladies, with a special touch. Image: Supplied

Big Five game reserve venue for inaugural EVOX Tour de Femme

The inaugural Evox Tour de Femme, a ladies-only multi-day mountain bike experience, will take place from 5–8 August 2016 at the Gondwana Game Reserve in the Garden Route region of South Africa’s Western Cape province. The Evox Tour de Femme, hosted by Gondwana Game Reserve offers female mountain bikers a unique experience to ride their bikes in a Big Five game reserve, with luxury accommodation, exceptional catering, time to relax…

St Dominic’s Priory pupil Kelsey van Schoor, who rides for the Team Bestmed-ASG pro team, has been showing versatility and promise on the bike. Photo: Supplied

Young cyclist shows versatility and promise

With a fistful of medals under her belt in various cycling events, St Dominic’s Priory pupil Kelsey van Schoor is swiftly making a name for herself as a rider of the future. The 14-year-old Port Elizabethan was drawn to cycling when she competed in the Spur Schools MTB League in 2013 and has not looked back. Two years later she moved to competitive racing and joined the Lorraine Bestmed development…

Du Preez at a paracycling World Cup event at Yverdonne les Baines in Switzerland last year. Photo: Supplied

Du Preez rubs shoulders with sporting elite

Para-athlete Pieter Du Preez rubbed shoulders with the best in the sporting business when he attended the 17th Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin last month. The 36-year-old, who was the only South African among the six nominees in his category, joined the likes of Usain Bolt and Lionel Messi at the awards function, which recognises remarkable sporting achievements. The University of Johannesburg alumnus and actuarial analyst at Deloitte said…

Rugby World Cup winner Joel Stransky (left) will partner cycling icon Andrew Mclean at the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth from June 3 to 5. Photo: Supplied

Stransky partners Mclean at Zuurberg Trek

Former Springbok rugby star Joel Stransky will partner cycling icon Andrew Mclean in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth from June 3 to 5. The 1995 World Cup winner, who said he had become addicted to the sport after racing the Cape Epic for charity, is looking forward to his debut in the Eastern Cape’s premier three-stage event. Stransky, who often trains with Mclean, said…

Gert Heyns confidently crossing the finish line at TrailSeekerWC1 Boschendal
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Heyns, Stenerhag return to form at TrailSeeker Boschendal

Gert Heyns and Jennie Stenerhag got the 2016 Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Mountain Bike Series off to a perfect start when they won the men and women’s marathon race titles respectively at Boschendal over the weekend. For both riders it was a welcome return to peak health after both were forced to withdraw from the Absa Cape Epic two months ago due to illness. In the men’s race, Heyns (SCOTT…

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The MiWay Sun City ULTRA rocked the resort

The 2nd annual MiWay Sun City Ultra Triathlon took place on the 8 of May and was a roaring success all round.Even in its infancy, the event now ranks as one of the biggest triathlons in South Africa, with well over 1100 athletes taking to the water and the roads to compete. Conditions were almost ideal, starting out cool but gradually warming up over the course of the day. Almost…

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Great Zuurberg Trek adds luxury package

Organisers of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek boutique mountain bike race have announced a further entry option in response to popular demand. The three-day event, which is based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village just outside Port Elizabeth, initially offered a no-frills Silver and the luxury Platinum and Gold packages. According to race organiser Rob Hayter both luxury options were fully subscribed, which led them to come up with an innovative…

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Serious FOMO for triathletes who didn’t attend the MiWay Sun City ULTRA this past weekend

MiWay Insurance has lifted the bar in South Africa when it comes to sponsorship involvement in triathlon events. Since taking over the title rights to the B-Active Ultra Tri Series (3 race series country wide), the company has embarked on a vigorous campaign to ensure that triathletes entering their events, get the very best in return on value. There are few races these days where athletes get bang for buck…

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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…