New MTB trail opens for Bay enthusiasts

May 30, 2017

Mountain bikers make tracks to the Baywest MTB Trails for family-friendly riding   (Port Elizabeth) – Mountain bikers in Nelson Mandela Bay can look forward to the rare pleasure of hitting new trails when the Baywest MTB Trails open for riding on June 16. Criss-crossing the undeveloped land behind Baywest Mall, the new trails are designed and managed by Fat Tracks Mountain Bike Club, and promise the same kind of…

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Woolcock, Kruger secure Zuurberg title at first attempt

May 29, 2017

Overnight leaders Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger completed a clean sweep of stage wins to claim overall honours in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth today. The BCX duo had a keen tussle with their rivals on the third and final day to emerge victorious by 20 seconds at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, which is perched above the Addo Elephant National Park. Riding in the…

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BCX continue to call the shots at Zuurberg

May 29, 2017

Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger continued to call the shots as they won their second successive stage at the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth today. Starting and finishing at the Zuurberg Mountain Village near the Addo Elephant National Park, the riders were faced with the 78km queen stage and the BCX pair remained in control after another hard day’s racing. Woolcock and Kruger, who…

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Woolcock and Kruger climb to victory on Zuurberg

May 29, 2017

Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger of BCX left their breakaway companions in the dust as they climbed to victory on stage one of the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth today. The duo’s finishing power on the final ascent was too much for their rivals and, after dislodging them, they were able to cruise home in 2:40:07 after 67km of undulating racing. Gert Heyns and…

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Sanders, Du Toit Triumph At Battle Of Buffelsdrift

May 24, 2017

Arno du Toit and Samantha Sanders claimed their first wins of the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Mountain Bike Series at Bufflelsdrift, north of Pretoria at the weekend. Almost 2500 mountain bikers participated in the event, which offered four events of varying distance on stimulating bushveld trails.   In the 67km marathon event, competition for the men’s podium was fierce. With Round 1 winner and series leader, Nico Bell (Team NAD Pro)…

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Waterberg Encounter still has teeth

May 23, 2017

Organisers of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter have slightly shortened the overall distance of the three-stage race, but route director Mel Meyer has promised it will still be a rigorous test for the entrants. Taking place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, the mountain bike race from June 9 to 11 is the second in the Encounter Series, following the successful Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape last month. Meyer said the…

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Hill chases another Zuurberg title

May 23, 2017

Experienced mountain bike professional Andrew Hill will be banking on a strong partnership with colleague Marco Joubert to try to land another title in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek this weekend. The Durban-based rider is preparing for a tough weekend of racing in the three-stage event that takes place at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, just outside Port Elizabeth, from Friday. Hill won the title with Adriaan Louw a year ago…

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Kruger and Buchacher dominate in Paarl

May 22, 2017

Using home-ground knowledge to his advantage, HB Kruger led from start to finish to take the honours in the 60km feature race at the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic mountain bike race at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate today. The 25-year-old BCX pro from Paarl crossed the finish line in a time of 2:43:58, just under three minutes ahead of Robert Hobson, who stopped the clock in 2:46:34, with Jurgens Uys completing the…

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Changes designed to improve encounter in the Waterberg

May 19, 2017

A number of changes are tipped to improve the experience across the board when the second Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo next month. The three-stage race, starting on June 9, is the second leg of the Encounter Series organised by ASG Events. The first leg, the Liberty Winelands Encounter, took place in the Boland last month. Route director Mel Meyer said their focus…

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Buffelsdrift Celebrates Variety At Round 2 Of Nissan TrailSeeker Series

May 18, 2017

There’s a reason the Buffelsdrift round of the Nissan TrailSeeker Series has been one of the most popular since its inception: variety. Saturday’s second round of the popular Gauteng mountain bike series will once again offer variety which is both challenging and rewarding.   After a cold, wet past weekend, the weather forecast of Pretoria North on Saturday is 25 degrees Celsius and sunny – ideal race conditions. The recent…

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