Swazi 3 Reserves MTB Classic

A Fantastic opportunity to explore the Game Reserves in the Lowveld of Swaziland. The 3 Reserves MTB Classic is an event with a variety of distances for all levels of cyclists. Join us for a day of fun in the African Bush riding along a lot of jeep tracks and game trails, through 3 of Swaziland’s pristine game reserves and have a fun energetic time with friends and family. ENTER…

July 30, 2013

Evans leads South African medal charge at Maccabi Games

Kevin Evans, a multiple South African champion, finished the cycling segment of the 2013 Maccabi Games on a high note when he claimed victory in the Elite men’s road race on Thursday. Evans’s gold medal brought to four the total medal count for the small South African cycling team. In the individual time trail at the weekend, Evans (Elite men) and Benjy Stoch (Veteran men 40-49) claimed silver medals, while…

July 26, 2013

Race report – Hluhluwe Rhino Charge (MiWay Big 5 MTB Series #3 of 5)

Riders rode through the pineapple fields in the Hluhluwe Rhino Charge on Sunday, 21 July 2013. Hluhluwe produces 95% of the country’s pineapples! Photo: Nadine Matthew The 3rd race in the MiWay Big 5 MTB Series proved to be a ride to remember with over 800 participants showing up for race day! The amazing feedback and 20% increase in participation has resulted in the Hluhluwe Rhino Charge being hailed the…

July 25, 2013

Froome’s first coach recalls tour champion’s early racing roots

Chris Froome’s achievement in becoming the first African-born rider to win the Tour de France on Sunday comes as no surprise to his first coach, who revealed that the Kenyan-born, South African-educated 28-year-old paid more than his fair share of racing dues in his formative racing years. Robbie Nilson, a Johannesburg attorney, became Froome’s first coach when his son, Rory, and Froome raced on the Cycle Lab Supercycling club’s Hi…

July 23, 2013

Team Bonitas invests in more South African talent

With Daryl Impey making history in becoming the first South African to wear the Tour de France Yellow Jersey, there’s the obvious question as to who his pioneering path will benefit and inspire. You don’t have to look far. Following decades of stagnation, initially a result of international sporting isolation and subsequently a poor national federation development structure, road racing talent identification and nurturing is currently at an all-time high…

July 12, 2013

Moolman Pasio continues to rise up the world rankings

While Daryl Impey has been making Tour de France history, South African women’s road race champion, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio has been continuing her rise up the International Cycling Union (UCI) rankings with an eighth place overall at the Giro Donne, the most prestigious women’s road stage race in the world. Moolman Pasio has been South Africa’s top achiever in women’s road racing over the past four years and her eighth…

July 9, 2013

Continental launches Cape Pioneer Trek tyre

  Continental, the German tyre manufacturer, has launched a Cape Pioneer Trek edition tyre in recognition of the international mountain bike stage race’s fifth anniversary edition this year. The fifth Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek takes place in South Africa’s Western Cape province from 20-26 October. It is a seven-day international mountain bike stage race that covers a total of 549 kilometres and climbs a total of 11 657 metres, covering…

July 8, 2013

joBerg2c entries open on Monday

  Some 800 mountain bikers will have the chance to sign up for the adventure of a lifetime when entries for the international nine-day joBerg2c in South Africa open at 8am on Monday (July 8). Now in its fifth year, event organisers have chosen to do away with the shorter three and six-stage options. This gives more riders the opportunity to cover the full 910km distance from Heidelberg, south of…

July 4, 2013

White overcomes poor start to claim maiden National title

Former professional road cyclist, Nic White, raced to his first ever South African title at the weekend when he overcame a delayed start to win the 2013 South African Singlespeed Mountain Bike Championships, held near Hilton in KwaZulu-Natal. The 39-year-old White, who now heads up the retail management at Cycle Lab’s Fourways store and who mentors talented young riders in the Toyota Supercycling Club system and the Europcar racing team,…

July 2, 2013

Cooper shows class at national student champs

  Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Timo Cooper showed his class when he won the national student mountain biking title at the Bestmed USSA cycling championships in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. Cooper, who rides professionally for Team Bridge, demonstrated his technical skills on an undulating 50km cross-country circuit at Hopewell Trails just outside the city. He crossed the line first in 1:36:08, 39 seconds clear of the University of Cape…

July 2, 2013