Gauteng gets ready to dig deep in Cullinan

October 31, 2017

Gauteng is getting ready to dig deep at the Nissan TrailSeeker season finale. The event is set to take over Cullinan this weekend, a quaint miners’ village about a 30-minute drive east of Pretoria. Since the discovery of the world’s biggest diamond in 1905, the pioneering settlement prides itself in a long-lived tradition of hard work and perseverance. It is fitting, then, that the curtains of the popular mountain bike series…

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Words of wisdom from Moolman-Pasio ahead of Madibaz race

October 26, 2017

A motivational talk by cycling great Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio is set to rev up participants ahead of the fourth and final round of the Madibaz XCO Series at the Nelson Mandela University’s George campus on Sunday. Moolman-Pasio, who recently returned from racing in Europe, will be one of the guest speakers at a mountain biking symposium at the venue on Saturday evening. The 31-year-old continued to impress on the world circuit…

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Everyone can be a WARRIOR

October 25, 2017

A call to be courageous drew athletes to the Meerendal Wine Estate this weekend.  The seventh edition of South Africa’s largest obstacle racing series, the Toyota Warrior Race powered by Reebok took place on 21 & 22 October.  With the Cape’s severe water restrictions, the Warrior Race decided to exclude water obstacles from the Meerendal event. This did not faze adventure-seekers, however, as they set off to tackle some of…

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UCI status gives TransCape an international boost

October 24, 2017

The elevation of South Africa’s TransCape mountain bike race to UCI status makes it an attractive proposition for local and international professionals. This is the view of local pro and former Olympian Philip Buys, who finished runner-up in the National MTB Series behind PYGA EuroSteel teammate Matthys Beukes recently. The seven-day, 614km race across the Western Cape from February 4 next year takes competitors through some of the most iconic…

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The Warrior Race with a twist

October 18, 2017

The Warrior Race is about to take over the Western Cape, and with an unexpected twist… Adventure-seekers are in for a treat as the penultimate round of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series comes to Meerendal this weekend. The Meerendal Wine Estate will host the event, one of South Africa’s leading wine farms that boasts over 300 years of history. Situated on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills, the…

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La Couronne add special touch to TransCape

October 18, 2017

After seven days of challenging mountain bike trails, participants in the TransCape mountain bike race can again look forward to a sea of tranquillity when the beautiful La Couronne Wine Farm welcome them home next year. The annual 614km journey, which starts in Knysna on February 4, will finish in Franschhoek a week later and La Couronne are again planning a memorable occasion as the official finish venue. The wine…

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Beukes, Lill end season on a high

October 16, 2017

The curtains of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series drew to a close in Kaapsehoop today. Sunshine and clearer visibility allowed for a much faster second stage of the event, as did the slightly shorter route. Matthys Beukes put the Pyga Euro Steel showdown to rest when we walked away with the Kaapsehoop title. He made an early attack in the race, and managed to get a slight lead on Buys from the 35km mark. …

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Woolcock, Buchacher crowned TrailSeeker Series champs

October 11, 2017

Waylon Woolcock and Carmen Buchacher are the 2017 Nissan Trailseeker Western Cape Series champions. The final points standings for the popular series were confirmed after the fourth and final round was completed at Hemel & Aarde, Hermanus last weekend. Despite going off the course at Sunday’s event, where he ended up finishing fifth, Woolcock’s top three performances in the Series see him conclude with a total of 11 402 points….

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Road Rangers synonymous with safe cycling

October 11, 2017

Rider safety has always been paramount for ASG Events race organisers and a close relationship with the Bestmed Road Rangers has ensured this critical issue remains top of the agenda. Made up of volunteers who have a passion for cycling, the Road Rangers will be on duty this weekend at the Bestmed Satellite Championship at Maropeng in North West Province. Organisation chairman Craig Bezuidenhout said the Satellite was just one…

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It’s on! Sibling showdown for Team Pyga Euro Steel

October 11, 2017

For the first time in mountain biking history, the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series is about to take over Kaapsehoop, a quaint town situated in Mpumalanga. Spectators are in for a treat as Team Pyga Euro Steel’s Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes gear up for battle. Less than 200 points separate the mountain biking giants, who are equally determined to take the series title in an epic sibling showdown.  Buys made…

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