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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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TransCape pays tribute to Laws on penultimate stage

February 10, 2017

The new professional team of Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker claimed their fifth stage victory as the TransCape mountain bike race paid tribute to former British road champion Sharon Laws, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer late last year. Organisers ASG Events dubbed the top of the day’s major climb, Rusty Gate, as the Sharon Laws Summit to honour the 42-year-old double Cape Epic champion. Seyffert said going up Rusty…

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Bestmed-ASG’s new signings ready to roll

February 9, 2017

Having signed up a new-look outfit of elite riders, Team Bestmed-ASG will be focused on making a major impact on the South African cycling scene this year. Grabbing their immediate attention will be the SA National Road Championships in Wellington this week where team leader and Olympian An-Li Kachelhoffer will be defending her road race title on Saturday. Team manager Owen Botha said they would also be looking further ahead…

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Team Biogen 2017: An Unlikely Partnership

February 9, 2017

This Friday, at the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, an unlikely pairing will begin a 2017 mountain bike racing campaign as Team Biogen. Unlikely because Johann Rabie is a former professional South African cyclist and Gordon Gilbert is a former professional Scottish soccer player.                     Don’t expect Team Biogen to win any major races, but don’t be surprised to see them trying to.   While Rabie is no…

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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…

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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…

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