Sponsored rides available for joBerg2c

The country’s top-tier semi-pro and amateur mountain bikers can now apply to race as “professionals” in next year’s Old Mutual joBerg2c. Organisers of the nine-day event have made team entries available to worthy applicants in the men’s, ladies’ and mixed categories. “There is a band of talented young riders who don’t have pro contracts and can’t afford to ride the big stage races,” said one of the organisers Craig Wapnick….

August 22, 2011
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TREAD Ladies Tea & Trail heads for KZN

After two years of success in Johannesburg, TREAD Ladies Trail and Tea, presented by MiWayMTB, an initiative aimed at making mountain biking more accessible to women, will make its debut in KwaZulu-Natal. Scheduled for Friday 2 September at Holla Trails, Ballito, the first KZN TREAD Ladies Trail & Tea will offer an opportunity for women to ride without any ‘barriers’ and will cater for all levels of rider, from beginner…

August 22, 2011
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Nine-hour window for sani2c entries

Starting from noon today, riders will have a nine-hour window period to enter the seventh edition of the sani2c mountain bike stage race. The 2012 event, presented by new title sponsor BoE Private Clients, will take place through southern KwaZulu-Natal from May 16 to 19 next year. Founder Glen Haw said sought-after slots in the three-day racing and adventure components would be limited to 650 teams per event, with 100…

August 11, 2011
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joBerg2c 2012 entry details

Race dates: 27 April – 5 May 2012 (9 days) SORRY, ENTRIES ARE CLOSED! Catch daily coverage of the joBerg2c on Supersport, Channel 206 from 27 April through to 5 May! Team entries The entry fee is R12,300 per rider (R24,600) per team of two including VAT. For foreign entrants this equates approximately to GBP1200, USD2000, EUR1400 per rider.  Click here for an online currency converter. Teams of three riders are also welcome –…

August 10, 2011
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Solo entries open for joBerg2c

Due to public demand, organisers of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race have announced a special non-racing solo category, for which entries open today (Wednesday, 10 August 2011). In a departure from the first two editions, the 2012 event, which starts on April 27, will accommodate a limited field of individual riders, said organiser Craig Wapnick. “We’ve had a lot of requests from international riders, media representatives and…

August 10, 2011
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Teenager upstages big guns to win Clover Lowveld Tour

Nineteen-year-old Toyota CSA Academy member, Louis Meintjes, upstaged some of South Africa’s most experienced professionals to win the five-day Clover Lowveld road cycling stage race that finished in Graskop, Mpumalanga on Tuesday. Meintjes claimed the overall title after six stages of high quality racing, 34 seconds ahead of reigning South African Elite road race champion, Darren Lill (Bonitas) and 58 seconds ahead of third placed Dennis van Niekerk, MTN Qhubeka’s…

August 10, 2011
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Stay on the right track when buying and insuring your bike

So, you love getting out on the open road and pushing your body to the limit as you tackle the steep inclines of the city’s highways and byways? Or maybe you love the thrill of pitting your skills against nature as you navigate boulders, bushes and gloriously grubby mud puddles? Either way, if cycling’s in your blood we know how much you love your bike and all the bits that…

August 4, 2011
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MiWayMTB and TREAD team up to offer MTB skills clinics

In an effort to improve the South African mountain biking experience even further, MiWayMTB, the mountain bike initiative driven by direct insurer MiWay, has teamed up with TREAD Magazine’s very successful skills improvement initiative. Started in April 2010, TREAD Skills Clinics have helped improve the skills of hundreds of mountain bikers through a combination of improved control, comfort and confidence. According to MiWayMTB’s Carine Conradie, the clinics are designed to…

August 4, 2011
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Want to improve your MTB performance?

Of course you can ride your bike, but how about learning how to ride faster and better, with less effort, and without all those hard falls? Skills clinics offer the perfect opportunity for you to not only improve your overall mountain biking experience, but also hone your technical skills.  Most MTB enthusiasts mistakenly believe that the fitter you are, the faster and better the ride. This isn’t always the case….

August 4, 2011
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TREAD collaborates with MiWay on MiWayMTB TV show

MiWayMTB, the mountain bike initiative driven by direct insurer MiWay, has announced a partnership with leading mountain biking magazine, TREAD, that will see editor Sean Badenhorst and his experienced team, contributing to the initiative’s popular TV show of the same name. The MiWayMTB TV show, broadcast on SuperSport 1 every Monday night with repeats throughout the week, features specific mountain biking-related content, including product reviews, race coverage and upcoming MTB…

August 4, 2011
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