Venter crowned World time-trial champion

South African time-trial champion Juanita Venter beat the world’s top veteran cyclists to win gold in her signature event on the opening day of the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Slovenia on Wednesday. Venter set a solid pace on the streets of Ljubljana to cover the 18.6km out-and-back course in 26:53.2 and claim the world champion’s rainbow jersey in the 35 to 39 age group. The Bestmed-ASG rider also…

August 29, 2014
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Silverstar hosts Krugersdorp mountain bike race

Gauteng mountain bikers have just a few more days to enter the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge, which takes place near Krugersdorp on September 6. More than 1 500 participants are expected to turn out for the seventh edition of the West Rand event, which comprises a 40km feature race and 20km short course option. According to race director Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, the spring race offers some…

August 25, 2014
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Pretoria Boys High hosts 24 – hour mountain bike challenge

The grit and determination of the Gauteng mountain biking fraternity will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. The fourth edition of this endurance event, presented by Barden Tyres, will once again roll out across the 85-acre campus in Brooklyn, southeast of the city centre. According to organiser Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, up to 500 participants…

August 21, 2014
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Joburg’s oldest mountain bike race revives “The rider experience”

The 19th edition of the Eqstra Spring Classic, Joburg’s oldest mountain bike race that takes place on Sunday, 7 September, has pledged to focus fully on ‘the rider experience’ in order to maintain its status as one of Gauteng’s favourite races. With the continued phenomenal growth of mountain biking making it one of the most popular sports in the province, the Gauteng race calendar has filled up with new events…

August 20, 2014
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First bicycle technical training academy launches in South Africa

Cycling has become the fastest-growing sport in South Africa and has created great growth opportunities for our economy over the past few years. However, there has been a complete lack of formalised and structured training of bicycle mechanics in South Africa. Torq Zone, South Africa’s first concept bicycle workshop, today announced its partnership with the Association of Cycling Traders (ACT) UK, to establish the Torq Zone Academy in Gauteng. Torq…

August 12, 2014
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Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge shines this spring

Gauteng mountain bikers will have a chance to stretch their legs and shake off the winter cobwebs with the first of the spring races near Krugersdorp on September 6. The Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge offers true mountain biking in the heart of suburbia with spectacular views of the City of Gold. Race organiser Wynand de Villiers believes it is this scenic contrast that makes it one of the most…

August 12, 2014
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Race brings development MTB riders closer to dream

146 kilometres, three stages and possibly the most picturesque trail ride in South Africa – this is the annual Storms River Traverse, currently taking place over three days in the magnificent setting of the Storms River Village. Sponsored by leading asset management group 36ONE, the event plays host not only to riders who want to enjoy the beauty of the trail around the plantations, coastline and mountains, but also to…

August 11, 2014
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Last chance to cycle for cancer

Mountain bikers and roadies have one last chance to sign up to cycle for cancer before entries for the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival close at 11pm on Tuesday evening. The 17th edition of the event takes to the roads and offroad trails around Sun City on August 16 and 17. Dubbed “Cycle 4 Cansa”, the proceeds from the weekend festival of cycling go to the North-West Province branch…

August 5, 2014
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Madibaz cycling star ready for world track champs

Port Elizabeth cyclist Monique Gerber will take on the world’s best at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Gwang Myeong, Korea, from August 8 to 12. Gerber, who races locally for the Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz club, said she was excited at being given the opportunity to race against the best junior women in the world. It will be the 18-year-old’s first outing at the event after illness and lack of…

August 5, 2014
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Mclean, Zorweg claim impressive transalp victory

South African Andrew McLean and his Austrian teammate, Heinz Zorweg, claimed a dominant category victory and finished 20th overall at the 17th annual Bike Transalp international mountain bike stage race in Europe at the weekend. McLean, a member of the Cycle Lab Supercycling, powered by Toyota club, teamed up with Zorweg for the seven-day 587km race from Oberammergau, Germany to Riva del Garda, Italy across the Alps mountain range. Competing…

August 4, 2014
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