Maties geared up for Varsity MTB Challenge title defence

September 26, 2017

With some solid preparation under their belts, Stellenbosch University are geared up to defend their title when the Varsity MTB Challenge takes place in the Western Cape on Saturday and Sunday. Starting from the Nederburg wine farm in Paarl, the two-day mountain bike event, sponsored by First National Bank, will attract a wide variety of cyclists, being open as well to alumni and members of the public. The focus will…

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Blazing victory for Bell, Sanders

September 26, 2017

Bell, Sanders pin it and win it! It was a flat and fast showdown in Pretoria this weekend. The fourth round of the Gauteng based marathon mountain bike series, the Nissan TrailSeeker, took place in Hazeldean on 23 September. The event was nothing short of a spring festivity. Close to 3000 riders gathered at the Cowhouse Market,  a local hotspot, for a day of dusty trails, gourmet food and craft brewery.  The man that managed…

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Gauteng gears up to get flat and fast

September 22, 2017

Gauteng is gearing up for a high-speed challenge this weekend! The penultimate round of the Nissan TrailSeeker Series kicks off on Saturday, 23 September in Hazeldean. Almost 3000 adventure-seekers are expected to arrive for the spring festivity, which will be hosted by Pretoria’s popular Cowhouse Market. “This is the biggest annual mountain bike event that Pretoria,” said race organiser Francois Theron. Riders will be given the opportunity to explore the best…

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Varsity MTB Challenge route a ‘balancing act’

September 8, 2017

Although the route builders are striving hard to create a balanced course, competitors in the Varsity MTB Challenge at the end of the month will have their work cut out. The two-day mountain bike race in Paarl, sponsored by First National Bank, starts on September 30 and is an opportunity for alumni, students and the public to experience a memorable outing in the Drakenstein mountains. Both stages are cloverleaf in…

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Aggressive buys extends Ashburton Investments MTB Series lead

September 4, 2017

Philip Buys extended his lead in the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series when he played the perfect hand on Sunday’s second stage and toppled overnight leader, Gert Heyns in a decisive battle at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga on Sunday.   After finishing third on Stage 1 on Saturday, Buys (Pyga Eurosteel) started Sunday’s leg 22 seconds back and in aggressive mood, setting the pace from the start with his Pyga Eurosteel…

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Lill, Sanders deliver exciting Dullstroom duel

September 4, 2017

Team dormakaba’s Candice Lill continued her good race form when she won a stage and the overall title at Round 6 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga at the weekend.   Despite the absence of the top two ranked riders in the prestigious series, Robyn de Groot and Amy Beth McDougall, who were both ill, it wasn’t plain sailing for Lill, who had to overcome a…

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