Fine-tuned Tankwa Trek Route attracts top stage racers

  Some of the world’s leading mountain bike stage racers have indicated they will be on the start line of the second edition of the Dutoit’s Tankwa Trek, a three day stage race that’s fast-growing in stature and which takes place in the Cedarberg region of South Africa’s Western Cape province in February 2013. Germany’s four-time  Cape Epic winner, Karl Platt and three of his Team Bulls stablemates, Urs Huber,…

December 23, 2013

Cycle tour offers all round tech support

Cyclo Pro-GT will once again be providing technical support during The Herald VW Cycle Tour on February 1 and 2. Here GT regional manager Stephen Craddock (left) lends a hand to Cyclo Pro’s Andrew Briggs. Photo: Sam Majela Organisers of The Herald VW Cycle Tour have upped the ante by taking technical assistance to the next level at both the mountain bike and road events on February 1 and 2….

December 19, 2013

Big MTB Year launches in South Africa

  South Africa, probably the world’s most prolific and proactive country when it comes to competitive mountain bike events, is about to see the launch of another innovative mountain bike event when the Big MTB Year launches on Sunday, 15 December. Based loosely on the 2011 movie, Big Year, which highlights the informal competition between birders to see or hear as many species of birds as possible in a single…

December 13, 2013

Cycle tour in good health

  Organisers of the 29th edition of The Herald VW Cycle Tour are leaving nothing to chance when it comes to the safety of participants on February 1 and 2. Gardmed private ambulance service will once again do duty on the streets of Port Elizabeth and on the mountain bike trails at Addo, while the trauma unit staff at Life St George’s Hospital will also be on standby to deal…

December 10, 2013

Double gold as Moolman Pasio concludes a successful 2013 season

You can hardly fault Ashleigh Moolman Pasio’s 2013. In March she claimed both gold medals at the South African Championships in Nelspruit and then bookended her racing year appropriately this week with double gold at the African Championships in Egypt. In between she competed in Europe against the world’s best racers and moved into the top 15 in the International Cycling Union (UCI) world rankings, the highest climb ever by…

December 9, 2013