Variety on offer at Silverstar MTB Challenge

August 26, 2016

Floating bridges, single-track and a few technical challenges lie in wait for riders when the Land Rover West Rand Silverstar MTB Challenge takes place on September 10. With races covering distances of 20km and 40km, there will be something for everyone and route director Darren Herbst, of ASG Events, believed competitors could look forward to “some really cool features”. Herbst has been working hard in recent months to ensure a…


Cycle4Cansa mission accomplished for Hoffman

August 22, 2016

It was mission accomplished for Team Telkom’s Nolan Hoffman as he took the honours in an exciting sprint finish in the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic at Sun City today. The 31-year-old professional from the West Rand in Johannesburg timed his finishing burst perfectly with about 80m to go to edge out Team Luso’s Calvin Beneke and RoadCover’s Bradley Potgieter in 2:18:13. In what the former Franschhoek resident described as a…


Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking destination

August 18, 2016

The Sanlam MTB Invitational in November is another high-profile event that showcases the Paarl region as a preferred mountain biking destination in South Africa. According to contributor Louis Ferreira, mountain bike events in and around the beautiful and mountainous Western Cape town have increased in popularity over the past decade. He said races such as the Invitational and Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic had done much to increase the popularity…


Potgieter banks on team effort at Sun City Classic

August 12, 2016

Already a multiple winner this season, Team RoadCover’s Bradley Potgieter is looking forward to another strong showing at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Classic at Sun City on August 21. Although the 27-year-old from Wilgeheuwel in Johannesburg has enjoyed personal success, he said professional racing evolved around the team’s objectives. “The big highlight was Clint (Hendricks) winning the Cape Town Cycle Tour this year,” said Potgieter, who learnt his trade while growing…


Land Rover West Rand back rugged mountain bike race

August 5, 2016

Mountain bikers, who are often exposed to rugged conditions, will find a certain synergy with the new title sponsors when the Land Rover West Rand Silverstar MTB Challenge takes place on September 10. As long-time supporters of mountain biking, Land Rover South Africa, through their West Rand dealership, will add their off-road expertise to next month’s race in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Speaking about their sponsorship of the event, Land Rover West…


New trails for Sanlam MTB early birders

August 4, 2016

An exciting mix of adventure trails awaits riders when the Sanlam MTB Invitational takes place from Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Having completed a survey of the possible route options this week, race director Darren Herbst, from ASG Events, said they were looking forward to creating an interesting challenge for riders. He said the route scouting for the race, which is co-presented by the City…