Knox to race Rocky Mountain Bikes in 2017

November 29, 2016

South Africa’s leading marathon mountain bike racer, Max Knox, will race on Rocky Mountain bikes in 2017. The 29-year-old Knox won both the South African marathon championship and the Ashburton Investment National Marathon Series in 2016 and has set his sights on an expanded racing programme in 2017.   Rocky Mountain is a Canadian-based international bicycle brand, which has been producing premium performance mountain bikes since 1981. It has achieved…


SCOTT Sports Africa bids farewell to African MTB Team

October 17, 2016

SCOTT Sports Africa announced on Thursday that it would not be extending its title sponsorship of the African MTB Team, officially known as SCOTT LCB Factory Racing, beyond 2016. What started as a support structure by SCOTT back in 2012 for Philip Buys, who got a late call up to compete at the 2012 Olympics in London, grew into one of South Africa’s most successful mountain bike racing teams during…


Volvo provides safe transport for TransCape

October 3, 2016

Volvo Cars, with their unique cyclist detection system on certain models, have announced that they will be the official vehicle partners of the 2017 TransCape mountain bike race. “Volvo are the most human-centric car brand and our target market consists of progressive people who care about others and appreciate a life of adventure and simplicity,” said Michelle Naudé, marketing and communications director at Volvo Cars South Africa. “Cyclists are thus…


Significant boost for SA cycling fraternity

September 20, 2016

The South African cycling fraternity has received a boost with leading global sport and cycling industry player ASG announcing they have attracted a significant strategic investment from South African Enterprise Development (SAED). “This investment will see us fast-track our growth and international expansion,” ASG founder and CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said after the news broke today. “We welcome SAED on board as our strategic partner as we broaden our product offering…


Cycle4Cansa mission accomplished for Hoffman

August 22, 2016

It was mission accomplished for Team Telkom’s Nolan Hoffman as he took the honours in an exciting sprint finish in the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic at Sun City today. The 31-year-old professional from the West Rand in Johannesburg timed his finishing burst perfectly with about 80m to go to edge out Team Luso’s Calvin Beneke and RoadCover’s Bradley Potgieter in 2:18:13. In what the former Franschhoek resident described as a…


Thaba Trails relaunches with ‘trails for all’

July 13, 2016

Johannesburg mountain bikers will be able to add another trails venue to their riding options with the relaunch of Thaba Trails on Saturday 16 July. Located just south of the City of Johannesburg, Thaba Trails is being relaunched with a wider range of trails that will appeal to all levels of rider, from beginner to experienced, male and female. First opened four years ago, Thaba Trails became known for it’s…


Young cyclist shows versatility and promise

May 17, 2016

With a fistful of medals under her belt in various cycling events, St Dominic’s Priory pupil Kelsey van Schoor is swiftly making a name for herself as a rider of the future. The 14-year-old Port Elizabethan was drawn to cycling when she competed in the Spur Schools MTB League in 2013 and has not looked back. Two years later she moved to competitive racing and joined the Lorraine Bestmed development…


NavWorld partner with top women’s cycling team

April 12, 2016

Sports and adventure technology retailer NavWorld have announced a three-year partnership with one of South Africa’s top women’s cycling teams. During this time, they will provide Team Bestmed-ASG with the latest Garmin Sport products as well as training, a warranty service and technical support through all their branches and call centre. “We are passionate about sport and our partnership with Team Bestmed-ASG gives us the opportunity to support one of…


ProTouch crit returns to old Emperors circuit

April 1, 2016

The second leg of the ProTouch Cycling Club National Criterium Series, which is held in conjunction with the Emperors Palace Road Classic on Sunday, April 10, will mark a return to the famous old circuit featuring the Chariots Statue.“The support of Emperors Palace has allowed us to reinstate the traditional route that enables spectators to witness the thrills of criterium racing at close quarters,” said Wynand de Villiers of ASG…


Mountain bikers to encounter epic Winelands experience

March 14, 2016

A three-day encounter over some of the best mountain biking terrain beckons for cyclists when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place from April 15 to 17. The inaugural event was limited to 100 two-man teams to ensure a boutique feel, according to ASG race organiser Wynand de Villiers.“This year we have allocated 250 slots to cater for the race’s growth while retaining the experience that modern lifestyle athletes demand.” Dubbed…