Quality bike carrier heading to SA

April 16, 2018

In what should be of immense benefit to South African cyclists, Positive Sports Solutions have struck a deal with Horizon Global to distribute a top-branded German-designed bike rack in Southern Africa. Originally produced in Germany for the European markets, the Westfalia bike carrier is now being manufactured in South Africa and will be available to local consumers in the second half of 2018. It is rated as one of the…


HEAD Bikes to supply top women’s pro team

January 24, 2018

In a major boost for women’s cycling in South Africa, Demacon announced that they would be racing on HEAD bicycles in the 2018 season. This follows after the professional team struck a deal with HEAD Bikes SA (PTY) Ltd, who entered the local market late last year, to come on board as equipment sponsors. Earlier this week, Demacon captain Lynette Burger said HEAD would supply premium brand bicycles for their…


Bruised Stransky and Mclean set for Zuurberg race

March 23, 2017

Despite suffering broken bones in two separate incidents, Springbok legend Joel Stransky and former professional cyclist Andrew Mclean are still set to take part in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth in May. Mclean is currently nursing a broken collarbone after a nasty fall that forced him to withdraw from this year’s Cape Epic, while Stransky was hospitalised with a broken rib and punctured lung…


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,…


Tavcor backing eases life for Zuurberg route director

January 30, 2017

Life has become much easier for PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter this year after Tavcor Commercial Vehicles threw their support behind the Eastern Cape mountain biking classic. Taking place in the mountainous Zuurberg region in Addo, about 70km from Port Elizabeth, Hayter is already devoting his time to ensuring the route is in top-class condition for the event from May 26 to 28. Covering nearly 200km over…


Kachelhoffer backs two-day stage race concept

November 11, 2016

Top South African professional cyclist Hanco Kachelhoffer is looking forward to the concept of a two-day stage race when he competes in the Sanlam MTB Invitational at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Previously a single-day event, race organisers ASG Events have extended it to two stages (60km and 40km), believing there is a gap in the market for a race of this nature. Kachelhoffer, who…


Kleinhans, Beers bounce back to shake up Cape Pioneer Trek

October 20, 2016

After winning on Sunday and then almost pulling out on Monday, Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers bounced back in spectacular fashion on Wednesday to win Stage 3 of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in George, South Africa, shaking up the overall title race in the process. Beers and Kleinhans (Full Suss/Topeak Ergon/Red-E) were the primary aggressors from the start of the relatively short 57km stagea, which…


Kleinhans, Beers power into early Cape Pioneer Trek lead

October 17, 2016

Late entrants Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers were rewarded for their spontaneity when they won the opening stage of the 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in Mossel Bay, South Africa on Sunday. Competing as Team Full Sus/Topeak Ergon/Red-E, the South African pair sped around the scenic oceanside 13km prologue stage in 28 minutes 31 seconds to secure themselves the first leader’s jersey of the event, which…


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…


ASG acquires TransCape mountain bike race

September 8, 2016

ASG Events have acquired a controlling stake in the TransCape multistage mountain bike race, it was announced this week. The seven-day event across the width of the Western Cape will be added to the company’s repertoire of partnership events, which include flagship races such as the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, Liberty Encounter Series and Sanlam MTB Invitational. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said they were looking forward…