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…


Woolcock, Kruger cruise to maiden Winelands triumph

April 24, 2017

Seasoned pros Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger captured the overall title in the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race at their first attempt today after setting the pace from day one. Using the same strategy as before, the BCX duo were again able to build up a lead during the first half of the 48km final stage in the Wellington area en route to winning in 1:49:34. On the…


Hoffman celebrates birthday with first Emperors title

April 23, 2017

Nolan Hoffman celebrated his birthday in the best possible way by winning the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle title for the first time in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today. The BCX sprinter, who turned 32 today, said he had received the perfect present after several years of trying to nail down the title in the 98km feature race. He came home in a time of 2:09:02 to see off Genasys Technologies’…


Beukes Back to His Best With Clarens Victory

April 12, 2017

Matthys Beukes emerged victorious at Round 3 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Clarens in the Eastern Free State at the weekend, winning the men’s marathon stage race title in emphatic fashion.   Second overall was HB Kruger of Team BCX with Beukes’s Pyga Eurosteel teammate, Philip Buys taking third place after another exciting weekend of racing the new two-day format.   For Beukes, the overall victory was…


De Groot Crowned the Queen of Clarens

April 12, 2017

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot, was crowned the queen of Clarens when she won both stages and the overall title at Round 3 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Clarens in the Eastern Free State at the weekend.   The Ascendis Health rider outsprinted her main rivals to win the 69km Stage 1 narrowly and then pedaled to a more convincing win on the 54km Stage…


Bell, Ralph Get Nissan Trailseeker Series Off To Victorious Start

March 9, 2017

Nico Bell and Theresa Ralph got the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Mountain Bike Series off to a victorious start when they won the men and women’s titles respectively at Legends MX, east of Pretoria at the weekend.   Bell claimed the men’s title in a thrilling four-man sprint, while Ralph was able to secure a fairly comfortable win in the women’s race.   In the men’s race, the pace was fierce…


New sponsors give Attakwas a boost and a facelift

March 2, 2017

The Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, South Africa’s most prestigious one-day mountain bike race, has received a significant boost with the announcement that Momentum Health and Biogen are the new title and presenting sponsors respectively.   The 121km race, which will hold its 12th edition in January 2018, will be known as the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen. The event will once again carry an International Cycling Union (UCI)…