Event: The Wild Goose Run, MTB race & Family Day

Are you in the Garden Route over the festive period? Because Retief Goosen and Goose Wines invites you to join them on the idyllic Wine Estate in the Upper Langkloof, for a day filled with family fun! With the introduction of the Mountain Biking event, this year’s Family Day is bound to be even more fun! MiWay is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring the mountain bike events. There will be lots…

December 19, 2012
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Team RE:CM signs Cape Epic champions for 2013

Team RE:CM, one of South Africa’s leading professional mountain bike racing outfits, has announced its line-up for 2013, which includes 2012 ABSA Cape Epic champions Erik and Ariane Kleinhans. The married couple won the highly competitive Mixed Category title at this year’s edition of the Cape Epic after having finished second in 2011. Another new rider on the team is Lourens Luus, a 21-year-old racer from South Africa’s Mpumalanga province…

December 19, 2012
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Garai leads green number club

With 25 finishes to his credit, former Port Elizabeth mayor Charles Garai leads the bunch when it comes to The Herald VW Cycle Tour’s exclusive green number club, which is reserved for participants who have done 10 or more editions of the 106km Classic. Veteran cyclist Garai has come a long way since his rather inelegant finish as part of the Saddle Bums social club in the inaugural event back…

December 19, 2012
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Endurance Mountain Bike challenge moves to early 2013 date

The healthy South African mountain bike racing calendar has been given a further boost with the confirmation that the 36ONE MTB Challenge has been moved to earlier in the year for 2013. Entries have opened for the unique endurance test, which requires mountain bikers to complete a 361km loop within a time limit of 36.1 hours. The new date – 19-21 April, ensures that the event is well placed as…

December 18, 2012
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Stander goes her own way in pursuit of Mountain Bike success

After a tumultuous year, which included winning two national Elite titles, getting married and enduring a highly publicised Olympic selection snub, multiple South African road cycling champion, Cherise Stander, has opted to shift her focus to mountain bike racing in 2013. After racing as a member of the Toyota team in South Africa and the Lotto Belisol team in Europe during 2012, Stander has decided take a break from international…

December 18, 2012
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Prizes galore at revamped cycle tour

With over R400 000 in prizes and some major changes in store, organisers are aiming to attract cyclists from across the country when The Herald VW Cycle Tour takes place in Addo and Port Elizabeth from February 2 to 3. According to event coordinator Linda Harwood, the 2013 edition would see bigger incentives, better routes and a brand-new race village, as well as the addition of the Ultimate Quest super-category….

December 18, 2012
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Berge en Dale named Argus seeding race

The West Rand’s largest cycle race, the Optimum Berge en Dale Classic, has been named as the newest seeding event for the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. The 97km event, which is presented by ASG Events, rolls out from Silverstar Casino in Muldersdrift on February 9. “It’s perfectly placed on the calendar as it gives riders a full month to recover for the Cycle Tour,” said race…

December 11, 2012
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Bell, Combrinck named winners of 2012 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Following the disqualification of the Nedbank 360Life team of Kevin Evans and David George as a result of George’s positive doping test, Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (Westvaal Columbia) have been officially instated as the winners of the 2012 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race. During the fourth edition of the seven-day race in South Africa’s Western Cape province between 14 and 20 October, George and Evans…

December 11, 2012
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Attakwas Extreme Challenge – The Comrades of Mountain biking

  Steep, loose climbs punctuate the Attakwas race route. Photo: Releae Center The fastest way to earn respect in South African mountain biking is to finish the Attakwas Extreme Challenge – within the 11-hour cut-off. The 121km race with a total ascent of 2900 metres over some of the most challenging Karoo terrain, has quickly earned itself icon status that’s not dissimilar from the Comrades Marathon, South Africa’s premier ultra-distance…

December 11, 2012
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Addo single track among the ‘best’

Organisers of the Eastern Cape’s biggest mountain bike event, The Herald VW Cycle Tour, will finally get to roll out their much-anticipated trails at Addo on February 2 after torrential rains rendered the new course unrideable this year. “I’m pleased to say that the 2012 downpours haven’t put a damper on the enthusiasm for next year’s event,” said race director Brad Jackson of Mountain Events. “We have gone to great…

December 7, 2012
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