Coetzees keep Sondela titles in the family

June 26, 2017

The husband and wife pair of Dana and Sanet Coetzee won the men’s and women’s titles at the Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic, which took place at the Sondela Nature Reserve outside Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. Dana Coetzee completed the 60km feature race in 2:05:06 to push Brendan Havenga (2:08:53) and Izak Strauss (2:11:22) into the minor placings. The 32-year-old from Pretoria said the pace had been fast from the…


“Ride for the Youth” marks official launch of Baywest MTB Trails

June 14, 2017

(Port Elizabeth) – Parents looking for ways to get their kids off the couch this National Youth Day (June 16) need look no further than the inaugural “Ride for the Youth” at Baywest Mall. This family-oriented mountain bike ride marks the official launch of the new Baywest Mall MTB Trails and is presented in conjunction with Fat Tracks Mountain Bike Club, Old Mutual and Nutritech. Baywest Mall marketing manager Christopher…


Mix it with the pros at Sondela MTB Classic

June 14, 2017

Recreational cyclists looking to mix it up with the pros have a small window of opportunity to enter the Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic that takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo on June 24 and 25. Entries for the annual festival – which offers 20km, 40km and kiddies’ races on the Saturday to complement the 60km feature event on the Sunday – close at midnight on Friday. Organisers, who are…


Mapstone, Benson master Waterberg Encounter

June 12, 2017

Rory Mapstone and Rex Benson won their second stage on the trot to take overall honours in the men’s section of the three-day Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race at Sondela Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. The Bestmed Masters team completed the 59km final stage, which included 920m of ascent, in 2:19:52 to lift the title in 7:36:27. Gauteng Dairy’s Charles Steyn and Ian McLeod, who won stage…


New Venue Offers Fresh Challenge For Ashburton Investments MTB Series

June 7, 2017

After a short break, the battle for supremacy in the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series resumes this weekend at a new venue, Champagne Valley, in KwaZulu-Natal. Located in the Central Drakensberg, Champagne Valley will offer a fresh challenge to all participants at the two-day event.   The event will once again follow the new two-day racing format. For the marathon, that means that Day 1 will be a 70km…


Former national star lines up for Waterberg race

June 6, 2017

Three years after his official retirement, the competitive juices will once again flow for Neil MacDonald when he takes to the start line of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race from Friday. MacDonald, whose professional cycling career spanned a lengthy 15 years, said he was looking forward to the challenge presented by the three-day event near Bela-Bela. “I believe it is an awesome race and am really looking forward…


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…


Stenerhag, Woolcock Take Charge in Tulbagh

May 3, 2017

Waylon Woolcock and Jennie Stenerhag got their 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Series, Western Cape off to the perfect start when they won the men and women’s marathon titles respectively at Round 1 at Tulbagh at the weekend.   Almost 700 riders participated in the event, which offered four distances and which took place in hot, breezy conditions. The prestigious series attracted most of the Western Cape’s top racers in the marathon…


Tulbagh Set for 2017 Nissan Trailseeker Series Opener

April 28, 2017

The popular Nissan TrailSeeker mountain bike series, best known for offering high quality events that cater for all levels of rider in the greater Cape Town region, will visit the Boland town of Tulbagh for Round 1 of the four-race 2017 series on Saturday.   This will be the first time the Nissan TrailSeeker Series visits Tulbagh, but the town is by no means new to mountain biking. A number…


Flying start to Madibaz XCO Series

April 25, 2017

The Madibaz Mountain Bike XCO Series made a flying start at the NMMU campus in George this weekend, with the organisers receiving double the number of entries compared to last year’s corresponding event. The cross country mountain bike race was the first of four events in the series, with the remaining legs set to take place on June 10, August 27 and October 29. Presented by Old Mutual Private Wealth…