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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…