TransCape riders to sample La Couronne wines

January 11, 2018

Participants in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter will be treated to a selection of award-winning wines during the mountain bike race that finishes after a taxing 614km at La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek on February 10. Besides providing a tranquil finish venue to one of South Africa’s premier multiday races, marketing and sales manager Eldorette Carinus said they would do everything possible to ensure the riders had a memorable…


Premium bicycle brand ‘HEAD’ to South Africa

December 12, 2017

HEAD, market leaders in several premium sporting brands, have brought their highly rated bicycles to South African consumers with the first consignment hitting local shores last week. The European-based company have long been established as a leading brand – particularly in tennis, snow skiing and squash – and brand loyalty among their customers has seen their bike sales escalate rapidly. After introducing their bicycle range to the European market in…


Nissan TrailSeeker opens up a new world for South African trail runners

December 12, 2017

South African outdoor enthusiasts are about to encounter something brand new! Since its introduction in 2008, the Nissan TrailSeeker has become a highlight for mountain bikers with its exciting and innovative creation of trails in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The action-packed single day event has drawn pros, weekend warriors and families alike with varying distances and routes that cater for everyone.  A new world for adventure seekers is about…


Shusha and Smith rule at Wild Coast MTB Classic

December 11, 2017

Two KwaZulu-Natal cyclists, Lindani Shusha and Hayley Smith, took the honours in the feature races of the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward today. The 21-year-old Shusha, from Port Shepstone, picked up the men’s 40km title for the first time and Smith, who lives in Durban North, won the women’s event in her maiden appearance. Crossing the finishing line at the Wild Coast Sun hotel in 1:48:00,…


TransCape lands major title sponsor

December 4, 2017

One of South Africa’s top mountain bike stage races, the TransCape, has received a major boost with the news that Liberty will be the title sponsor from 2018. This is another breakthrough for the seven-stage race, which recently received UCI status and takes cyclists on a 614km challenge from Knysna to La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek this February. Liberty’s chief marketing officer, Sydney Mbhele, said they were delighted to…


Stiff climb key to victory in wild coast race

November 30, 2017

A 14km stretch of district road leading to the top of a plateau could be the tipping point when cyclists tackle the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal next weekend. This is the opinion of the route director, Ian Wilson, who said their overall objective was to ensure that riders of all levels enjoy a memorable mountain-biking outing on December 9. Starting at the Wild…


National MTB Series bids Ashburton Investments a fond farewell

November 28, 2017

The National MTB Series bids farewell to its title sponsor of three years, Ashburton Investments. The three-year sponsorship with Ashburton Investments has seen a period of change and refinement to one of the world’s largest and most prestigious mountain bike racing series. “Ashburton Investments has been a fantastic sponsor. It’s been more of a partnership because the people that we have worked closely with have been as passionate about the…


ASG Group open luxury cycling store in Pretoria

November 24, 2017

With numerous local and international cycling personalities such as cycling commentator Phil Liggett and Olympic Gold medallist Elia Viviani in attendance, the latest ASG store opened in Pretoria last night. With over 1 000 square metres of retail space and an interior created from natural and recycled wood, ASG The Store in Olympus Village is a premier luxury cycling destination. Aside from world-class products, the store houses another ASG BikeScience…


UCI race opened up to commuters and tourists

November 22, 2017

Riding 614km over seven days with 10 200m of vertical ascent does not sit in everyone’s legs, which is why the organisers of the TransCape mountain bike race in South Africa have come up with a plan. ASG Events, known for pushing the boundaries in races under their umbrella, have recently announced that they would allow e-bikes in the UCI-rated event “as long as they do not interfere with the…


Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

November 20, 2017

Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters dominated the 60km opening day to take a comfortable three-minute lead over Bikeshop’s Aidan Connelly…