Italian wheels roll into SA market

April 25, 2018

A wide range of top-quality wheels manufactured by Italian company Gipiemme will soon be available in South Africa, following a deal brokered by Positive Sports Solutions. The South African company, who recently signed an agreement to bring the Westfalia bike carrier to South Africa, has been appointed the sole distributor of Gipiemme wheels in the country. Stock from Italy will be available for the local market by the end of…


Rebello, Joubert aim to consolidate partnership at Winelands

April 12, 2018

After a slightly disruptive start to their year, Dylan Rebello and Marco Joubert are looking forward to the challenge of the Liberty Winelands Encounter Series, starting on Friday. The Imbuko-Momsen pair began their partnership this year, but their plans were somewhat derailed after the Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in January when Joubert broke a collarbone. The next time they teamed up was for the Cape Epic seven weeks later and…


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…


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…


SA ideal training ground for European MTB team

February 13, 2018

HEAD Bikes, who entered the South African market late last year, are further strengthening their ties with the country by using Stellenbosch as a training base for their professional outfits. Members of the HEAD Pro and Ciclo teams from Europe are currently in the Western Cape town taking advantage of the South African summer to prepare for a number of upcoming events. Among these will be the cross-country leg of…


Mcdougall makes big breakthrough in the Berg

June 13, 2017

Amy Beth McDougall made a big career breakthrough when she won her first National Marathon Series event at Round 4 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Champagne Sports Resort in the Central Drakensberg at the weekend.   The 27-year-old Valencia rider scored a convincing victory in the two-stage race. The result was a significant breakthrough for McDougall, who has finished on the podium a number of times previously,…


Davids Delivers Emphatic Reminder In The Drakensberg

June 13, 2017

Brendon Davids delivered an emphatic reminder of his ability as a mountain bike racer when he won his first Ashburton Investments National MTB Series title at Round 4 of the 2017 series at Champagne Sports Resort, in the Drakensberg at the weekend.   Although racing mainly in road events for Team Road Cover this year, Davids is a former African Under-23 mountain bike champion in the XCO discipline and he…


Maserati Partners With Ashburton Investments National MTB Series

June 7, 2017

Advendurance the company behind the Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series, has announced its partnership with luxury Italian vehicle brand, Maserati.   “Over the last 15 years we’ve refined our event into one of the most premier mountain bike series on the international stage and our core brand values align perfectly with that of a brand like Maserati,” said Francois Theron of Advendurance.   Launched in 2003, the series has…


Zuurberg race boosts socio-economic development

April 13, 2017

Having developed a close rapport over the years, next month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will further strengthen the mountain bike event’s partnership with the Unity in Africa Foundation. Reflecting on the relationship, UinA director Bernice Rose said their position as a race beneficiary had gone a long way in helping develop the foundation’s brand. “This has been a win-win partnership from inception and the support we receive from the event…


First Formal Qualification For Bicycle Mechanics Registered

March 2, 2017

The registration of the first national training standard for bicycle mechanics was announced by Torq Zone Academy today. The qualification is in answer to the rapid advances in bicycle technology and the need for structured training and standards in the profession.   The Occupational Certificate: Bicycle Mechanic, NQF Level 4 makes South Africa one of only a few countries to offer a formal training standard in this field.  Torq Zone,…