Ride Zululand at its best in the MiWay Big5 MTB Series

The Monzi Hippo Challenge, the 4th and penultimate race in the fast-growing MiWay Big 5 MTB Series, is just around the corner. The race, to be hosted at the Monzi Country Club on September 2nd, will be followed on September 30th by the Kwambo Lion MTB Race.  Online entries close three days before each event. “The Big5 races are ideal weekend getaways for anyone who wants to swap the dry…

August 29, 2012
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New Great Trek rewrites Berg & Bush history

With their first two races already full, organisers of the FedGroup Berg & Bush are giving mountain bikers another opportunity to experience one of the top multistage races in the country. The addition of the inaugural three-day Great Trek to the seventh running of the event now gives prospective entrants three options, which also include the three-day Descent and the two-day “original” Berg & Bush. The Great Trek, which starts…

August 29, 2012
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Ryk gets hands dirty at Kia Val de Vie race

Former Olympic gold medallist Ryk Neethling will swop water for dirt when he competes in the inaugural Kia Val de Vie Estate Mountain Bike Challenge, presented by ASG, on September 16. As the marketing director of the polo, wine and lifestyle estate in the heart of the Paarl-Franschhoek valley just outside Cape Town, Neethling said sport played an important role in promoting its offering and he was keen to get…

August 29, 2012
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Stander shows versatility to claim Mountain Bike National title

Multiple South African road-racing champion, Cherise Stander, took her cycling talent off-road at the weekend and secured victory in the 2012 South African Marathon Mountain Bike Championships at Wellington in the Western Cape Province. The 22-year-old Stander, who races for the Momentum Toyota professional road team, competes in the occasional mountain bike race when her schedule allows and has proven to be a strong contender in any race she’s entered,…

August 27, 2012
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Evans, George take AIM at National Marathon title

Former multiple national champion on the road, David George, is gunning for his first ever national mountain bike title on Saturday. Four-time South African marathon champion, Kevin Evans and his Nedbank 360Life teammate, David George, will launch a powerful assault at the MTN Gravel Travel race in Wellington in the Western Cape province on Saturday, 25 August in their quest to claim the South African 2012 Marathon title. Evans was…

August 22, 2012
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Enter new Moon to Noon soon

The newly-announced Moon to Noon endurance race around Knysna will keep adventurous mountain bikers quite literally in the dark when they ride out at midnight on Friday, October 26. In contrast to other long-distance events, which start in the day and finishes at night, the inaugural 170km race will set out under the stars and roll on into the early hours of Saturday morning. “It’s all about seeing that there’s…

August 21, 2012
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New young rider, Stroberg, signs sponsorship deal

As it enters its second year, leading South African mountain bike racing team, FedGroup-Itec Connect, has announced its intention to grow into an even stronger outfit, starting with an extension of the sponsors’ investment and the signing of a new young rider. Bradley Stroberg officially joined the team on Wednesday 1 August 2012, while FedGroup and Itec Connect have each committed to a further three-year sponsorship of the team. Negotiations…

August 2, 2012
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Olympian Buys goes to next level with new sponsorship

For the past 18 months, South African mountain bike racer, Philip Buys, has been on a steep improvement curve that’s seen him go from good rider to Olympian. His transformation has been due to his following a more structured, scientific training strategy, which he is now taking to the next level with his partnership with new title sponsor, USN. USN, one of the world’s leading sports nutrition companies, has partnered…

August 1, 2012
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