Strong International field for Ashburton investments national MTB series opener

A strong international field will contest the first round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in South Africa, which takes place at Meerendal Wines in the Western Cape on Saturday in what promises to be a world-class display of quality racing. The season opening UCI Category 3 status event has attracted some of the biggest names in local and international mountain biking. Numerous ABSA Cape Epic contenders and world…

January 29, 2015

Jakkalsvlei MTB and trail run – a new year with a new MTB route at the new Jakkalsvlei wine tasting room

The Inaugural Jakkalsvlei Mountain bike race and the Jackal Trail Run took place on the 24th of January at the newly built Wine Tasting Room at Jakkalsvlei Wine Estate in Herbertsdale. With an exciting 57km MTB and a shorter 27km MTB option, riders of all abilities were able to explore the best kept secret of the garden route. There was also a 6km Jackal Trail Run that proved to be…

January 26, 2015

Bestmed-ASG announces 2015 roster

With four new signings and an additional supporting sponsor, Team Bestmed-ASG is preparing to dominate South African women’s cycling in 2015. According to team manager Owen Botha, his 11-rider squad will be aiming for all-round competitiveness on the national track, mountain bike and road racing circuits. “The road champs in February will be our first major event of the year and we are hoping for at least six medals there.”…

January 23, 2015

Cut-off for Berge en Dale looms

Much like its signature Hillsnacks climb, the entry deadline for the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic looms once more on Monday night. Thousands of cyclists are expected to book their place for the West Rand’s biggest road race, powered by Optimum Financial Services, which starts in Krugersdorp on January 31. The event rolls out from Cradlestone Mall in the Muldersdrift area of Mogale City and will take participants over…

January 19, 2015

Significant changes to the 2015 Cape Pioneer Trek

The seventh edition of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in South Africa sees significant changes, including a point-to-point format, a coastal start in Mossel Bay and back-to-back ascents of the formidable Swartberg Pass. Running from 18-24 October 2015, the Cape Pioneer Trek, which is a UCI-graded event, will cover a total of 541 kilometres with 11 320 metres of ascent, as it takes riders through three…

January 9, 2015