Mountain bikers to encounter epic Winelands experience

March 14, 2016

A three-day encounter over some of the best mountain biking terrain beckons for cyclists when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place from April 15 to 17. The inaugural event was limited to 100 two-man teams to ensure a boutique feel, according to ASG race organiser Wynand de Villiers.“This year we have allocated 250 slots to cater for the race’s growth while retaining the experience that modern lifestyle athletes demand.” Dubbed…

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Torrential rain does little to deter Warriors heading to the Vaal

The heavy downpours has left the Vaal river bursting at its banks but did little to deter the 7000 Warriors that will be taking part in the second event in the series of 8 Jeep Warrior Races this weekend. This will be the first time the largest obstacle course race on the continent takes place in the South of Gauteng. The spectacular Emerald Casino and Resort on the banks of…

March 14, 2016
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New Mountain Bike Stage Race Boost For Northern Drakensberg

March 2, 2016

RidetheBerg, a new two-day mountain bike stage race, scheduled for 25 and 26 June 2016, is set to establish the Northern Drakensberg as one of the premier mountain biking destinations in South Africa. Stimulated by the success of the Absa Cape Epic, established in 2004 and the Sani2c, established in 2005, there are now more than 60 multi-day mountain bike events in South Africa each year. The high volume has…

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French brand partner with SA cycling team

March 2, 2016

French bicycle manufacturer Lapierre will become the official equipment supplier to the new Bestmed women’s mountain bike team in South Africa. “The growth in women’s mountain biking was acknowledged by our title sponsor and a decision was taken to create a standalone squad,” said Owen Botha, principal of the Bestmed-Lapierre Factory Team, after today’s announcement. “We looked at a number of brands, but Lapierre suited our goals and long-term ambitions.”…

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Shorter, Shaper 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek Route Revealed

March 1, 2016

The route for the eighth Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race has been revealed and it’s shorter than any of the previous editions. This is in line with an ongoing quest by the organisers to offer quality over quantity and a more rewarding racing experience. The seven-day race, from 16–22 October, once again carries International Cycling Union (UCI) grading, which means guaranteed minimum prize money, television coverage and…

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