Popular Knysna race opens additional slots

Due to rider demand, organisers of the RECM Knysna 200 have made an additional 50 entries available for the three-day mountain bike race, which takes place along the Garden Route from June 13. According to race director Patric Mosterd of Garden Route Events, the limited field for next month’s event has now been increased to a total of 350 participants across solo and team categories. “Last year we were fully…

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Watch and win joBerg2c entry

Organisers of the Old Mutual joBerg2c will be giving away the journey of a lifetime to one lucky individual who watches this year’s television highlights package on DStv from Monday evening. Would-be participants in the nine-day mountain bike race will have to watch the one-hour show on SuperSport Eight to discover the answers to a question that will be posted on the event’s Facebook page the following day. The competition…

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Last chance to enter new Bestmed Walkerville ultra

Gauteng mountain bikers have until Monday evening to get their entries in for the testing new ultra marathon race and half-marathon that form part of the Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic on Saturday, May 23. The 80km event, which is a full 20km longer than in previous years, is set to attract some of South Africa’s top one-day racers as they kick off the first off-road leg of the Bestmed National…

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The Kalahari Challenge Announces

The ten year old Kalahari Challenge mountain bike race is proud to welcome four powerful sponsors; Gem Diamonds, Stanbic Bank, SPAR Botswana & the Botswana Tourism Organisation. These sponsors in partnership with the race organisers will transform this race into one of the most sought after full-service mountain biking stage races in Southern Africa. Title Sponsor Gem Diamonds believes the Kalahari Challenge can become the most prestigious sporting event in…

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Addo ready to welcome Zuurberg riders

Addo is gearing up to welcome more than 140 mountain bikers from across South Africa for the second edition of the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, which is based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village near Port Elizabeth on May 29. The two-person teams will explore a 200km route that covers the Sundays River Valley and mountains to the north and south of the race village and includes sections of the…

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Capital Classic kicks off new national series

More than 3 000 road cyclists are expected to turn out for the inaugural Bestmed Capital Classic in Centurion, which kicks off the road component of the Bestmed National Cycling Series on Sunday, May 17. Starting at SuperSport Park, the classic is the first of six road and seven mountain bike events that will from part of the new series. Organisers of the 100km road race said they believed it…

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Trails fit for a Rhino

Organising an event will always have its challenges. The original Nedbank Save the Rhino MTB Stage Race had more challenges than needed, so organisers called for a last minute venue change, a drastic change that could put any event under. But with great leadership, talented and passionate organisers, the event was saved and showed more promise than ever. TriSport SA and WildTrail SA have proved their love for the game…

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Organisers put the finishing touches to this year’s Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run

Final preparations are well underway for the Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run, one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most eagerly anticipated and well organised events on the sporting calendar. Michael Finch, editor of Bicycling SA and Runners World, has been confirmed as the race commentator and the event’s organizer, Shanon MacKenzie, said that they would also enter new riders on the day of the event. The first race kicks off…

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Combrinck, Rabie stamp authority on joBerg2c

Race leaders Johann Rabie and Gawie Combrinck stamped their authority on the Old Mutual joBerg2c with an unequivocal third stage victory on day five of the nine-day mountain bike race on Tuesday. The EAI Cycling duo hurtled into the finish at Clifton Preparatory School on Nottingham Road to claim the 112km stage from Winterton in a blistering time of 3:50:01. Avis Van Rental’s Tyronne White and Andrew Hill were the…

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Kachelhoffer, Seyffert shake up joBerg2c

It was a battle of the former roadies as Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert outsprinted their rivals to take the stage win on day seven of the Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race on Thursday. The Altech Autopage Karan Beef pair hung on in a tight run into the finish at MacKenzie Club near Ixopo to claim the win over 79km in 2:58:09. Multiple national time-trial champion David George and…

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