Cycle4Cansa Classic returns to traditional route

July 28, 2016

A strategic decision to switch the dates of the road and mountain bike races at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Classic, which is hosted by Sun City in late August, has cleared the way for the feature road race to return to its original route. The 103km event, which made its debut in 1998, was forced to make use of an alternative course over the past three years to combat the increase…


Early surprise for Sanlam MTB Invitational entrants

July 25, 2016

An exciting initiative will benefit early entries in the Sanlam MTB Invitational with a state-of-the-art backpack from presenting sponsors Scicon up for grabs. The early bird incentive for the race, which will take place at Rhebokskloof near Paarl on November 19 and 20, will apply to those who enter before July 29. Race director Darren Herbst, from ASG Events, said riders who beat the deadline would receive a Scicon Solargenome…


Thaba Trails relaunches with ‘trails for all’

July 13, 2016

Johannesburg mountain bikers will be able to add another trails venue to their riding options with the relaunch of Thaba Trails on Saturday 16 July. Located just south of the City of Johannesburg, Thaba Trails is being relaunched with a wider range of trails that will appeal to all levels of rider, from beginner to experienced, male and female. First opened four years ago, Thaba Trails became known for it’s…


Bell, Sanders convincing winners at TrailSeeker Hazeldean

July 12, 2016

Mpumalanga-based mountain bikers, Nico Bell and Samantha Sanders, raced to convincing wins in the men and women’s categories respectively at the Nissan TrailSeeker Hazeldean Marathon outside Pretoria at the weekend. 3200 riders participated over four distance options at the event, which was Round 2 of the 2016 Nissan TrailSeeker Gauteng Series, the most popular marathon series in South Africa. The undulating route was always going to see a fast pace,…