Track champ signs with Bestmed-ASG

Three-time national track champion Ashleigh Parsons will join the Bestmed-ASG women’s professional cycling team for the 2015 season, the team management has announced. The 14-year-old Parsons, who is also the Western Cape road and time-trial champion in her age group, will sign on as a first-year U16 rider. Team manager Owen Botha said they were looking forward to bringing the talented youngster on board and grooming her for top-level competition….

October 31, 2014
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Hill ready to climb mountains at Berg & Bush

Last year’s runner-up Andrew Hill will be looking to ascend to the top step of the podium at the FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race, which starts in the Central Drakensberg this Friday. Hill, who finished second in 2013 with Luke Roberts, will be vying for the title in the three-day Descent feature race alongside new teammate Tyrone White. “I’d like to believe that we have the experience…

October 28, 2014
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Scott win stage,bulls retain bridge Cape Pioneer Trek lead

In an effort to take back some of the time they lost on Thursday, South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) blew Stage 5 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek apart. While they never regained any lost time, they did splinter the field from early on and won the shortened stage, out-sprinting overall leaders Simon Stiebjahn and Tim Bohme (Team Bulls). The stage from George to Herold…

October 24, 2014
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Dramatic stage sees lead changes stage sees lead changes at Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Stage 4 of the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international stage race was always expected to deliver a shake-up; and it didn’t disappoint. As if the 109km with 2690m of ascent from De Rust to George wasn’t difficult enough, the riders had to conquer some exceptionally rough terrain and contend with rain and cold too. In the men’s race, the Team Bulls pairing of Simon Stiebjahn and Tim Bohme charged…

October 20, 2014
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Bulls unstoppable at bridge Cape pioneer trek finale CAPE PIONEER TREK FINALE

The Team Bulls pair of Simon Stiebjahn and Tim Bohme finished the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Saturday like they started it a week ago – with a stage win – in the process extending their lead to secure the overall title. In the women’s event, it was the South Africans Candice Neethling and Cherise Stander (#iride4Burry) who won the event’s final stage, but the…

October 20, 2014
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Tread magazine publishers resort to courier service for subscribers

The long-term strike that’s brought the South African Post Office to a standstill has led to high levels of frustration among magazine publishers and subscribers. In an effort to minimise this frustration, the publishers of TREAD – Mountain Biking With Soul magazine, have couriered Issue 31 to subscribers. “With no control over this strike we decided to be proactive and send this issue via courier to all subscribers,” said Mark…

October 20, 2014
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Prize money, quality confirmed for 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

The significant prize money purse as well as the high quality race environment at the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek will be unaffected despite the recent decision by Bridge, the event’s title sponsor, to apply for business rescue, according to Race Director, Henco Rademeyer of Dryland Event Management, the company that owns and organises the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek. The sixth edition of the seven-day international mountain bike stage race…

October 7, 2014
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Revered Tankwa trek route gets intriguing tweaks for 2015

Ask any finisher of the DUTOIT Tankwa Trek mountain bike stage race what stands out about the event and virtually every answer will include references to the race route, which is dramatic, varied, stimulating, suprising and, most importantly, rewarding.The third edition of the three-day race will take place from 13-15 February 2015 and once again promises to draw a world-class line-up to challenge for the various category titles. With similar…

October 6, 2014
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Torq Zone Academy launches Cytech™Technical 1 online course

Torq Zone Academy, which recently introduced Cytech™ Technical training in South Africa, announced today that their online module Cytech™ Technical 1 Theory South Africa (CT1TSA) is available for enrolment by South African learners. “CT1TSA, which is based on the online UK Cytech™ Theory One, has been contextualised for the South African market and successful completion thereof is compulsory to gain admission to any subsequent Cytech™ Technical courses” said Graeme Stickells,…

October 6, 2014
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Berg&Bush brings books to rural schools

Participants in October’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race have donated almost R70 000 worth of library books and furniture to underprivileged rural schools in the Central Drakensberg. The race’s community coordinator Nicky Green said she had been surprised and touched by the response from participants, who had made voluntary donations as part of their entry process. “We have been exceptionally blessed by our riders this year. I had no…

October 6, 2014
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