European HEAD owner impressed with SA cycling culture

March 28, 2018

The culture of cycling in South Africa has made a big impression on the European owner of HEAD Bikes, Zdenek Kaluzik, who visited the country on a fact-finding mission this month. Long an established name in sports such as tennis and snow skiing, the HEAD brand has made serious inroads into the European cycling market in the last six years. This has led to the parent company spreading the brand…

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In-form Butler sprints to first Emperors Palace Classic title

March 26, 2018

Reynard Butler’s purple patch continued when he sprinted to his third victory in a month in a major one-day classic at the Bestmed Emperors Classic road race in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today. The 29-year-old ProTouch rider from Roodepoort, who took his maiden title in the 98km race after previously finishing second, praised his team for delivering him to victory. Butler, who won the Ride for Sight and Berge en Dale…

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Winelands Encounter offers package for all

March 20, 2018

A memorable experience at a good price is what ASG Events has set out to achieve as they look forward to the Liberty Winelands Encounter next month. Part of the Encounter series, which includes the TransCape and Waterberg, this three-day event takes place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15. Trails will cover areas adjacent to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Having already received a positive response, with the…

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Bestmed boost for Emperors Classic

March 20, 2018

The Emperors Palace Classic road race in Johannesburg this weekend has received a notable boost after being included under the Bestmed umbrella of sponsored events in South African cycling. The two-day cycling festival, based at the Kempton Park casino, will provide cyclists with a choice selection of events, including two mountain-bike offerings on Saturday and two road races on Sunday. For the first time, loyal SA cycling sponsors Bestmed have…

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Young European stars out to prove a point at World Cup

March 7, 2018

Boasting an impressive array of young talent, the two HEAD Bikes teams from Europe will be keen to make an impact at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Western Cape on Saturday. The UCI HEAD Bikes Pro team and the Ciclo outfit will both have riders taking part in the cross-country leg of the World Cup race, which will be held on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. All in…

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