Glacier Cradle Traverse – Gauteng’s new MTB Stage Race

October 17, 2016

Gauteng mountain bikers can look forward to a brand new mountain bike stage race. The inaugural Glacier Cradle Traverse will take place from 4-7 May 2017 and will be aimed at giving Gauteng mountain bikers a high-quality multi-day experience. “We are very proud to initiate and sponsor the Glacier Cradle Traverse in partnership with Dryland, as we did at the very successful Glacier Storms River Traverse.  Our intermediaries and clients…

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Last chance to enter new Bestmed Walkerville ultra

May 18, 2015

Gauteng mountain bikers have until Monday evening to get their entries in for the testing new ultra marathon race and half-marathon that form part of the Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic on Saturday, May 23. The 80km event, which is a full 20km longer than in previous years, is set to attract some of South Africa’s top one-day racers as they kick off the first off-road leg of the Bestmed National…

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The Kalahari Challenge Announces

May 14, 2015

The ten year old Kalahari Challenge mountain bike race is proud to welcome four powerful sponsors; Gem Diamonds, Stanbic Bank, SPAR Botswana & the Botswana Tourism Organisation. These sponsors in partnership with the race organisers will transform this race into one of the most sought after full-service mountain biking stage races in Southern Africa. Title Sponsor Gem Diamonds believes the Kalahari Challenge can become the most prestigious sporting event in…

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Addo ready to welcome Zuurberg riders

Addo is gearing up to welcome more than 140 mountain bikers from across South Africa for the second edition of the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, which is based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village near Port Elizabeth on May 29. The two-person teams will explore a 200km route that covers the Sundays River Valley and mountains to the north and south of the race village and includes sections of the…

May 14, 2015
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Capital Classic kicks off new national series

May 14, 2015

More than 3 000 road cyclists are expected to turn out for the inaugural Bestmed Capital Classic in Centurion, which kicks off the road component of the Bestmed National Cycling Series on Sunday, May 17. Starting at SuperSport Park, the classic is the first of six road and seven mountain bike events that will from part of the new series. Organisers of the 100km road race said they believed it…

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Trails fit for a Rhino

May 14, 2015

Organising an event will always have its challenges. The original Nedbank Save the Rhino MTB Stage Race had more challenges than needed, so organisers called for a last minute venue change, a drastic change that could put any event under. But with great leadership, talented and passionate organisers, the event was saved and showed more promise than ever. TriSport SA and WildTrail SA have proved their love for the game…

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Organisers put the finishing touches to this year’s Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run

May 14, 2015

Final preparations are well underway for the Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run, one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most eagerly anticipated and well organised events on the sporting calendar. Michael Finch, editor of Bicycling SA and Runners World, has been confirmed as the race commentator and the event’s organizer, Shanon MacKenzie, said that they would also enter new riders on the day of the event. The first race kicks off…

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Significant changes to the 2015 Cape Pioneer Trek

The seventh edition of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in South Africa sees significant changes, including a point-to-point format, a coastal start in Mossel Bay and back-to-back ascents of the formidable Swartberg Pass. Running from 18-24 October 2015, the Cape Pioneer Trek, which is a UCI-graded event, will cover a total of 541 kilometres with 11 320 metres of ascent, as it takes riders through three…

January 9, 2015
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Record international field for bridge Cape Pioneer trek

Momentum is building for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race as almost 400 riders from a record 15 countries have secured their entries, with a number of top names confirmed on the start list. The seven-day race, which starts on 12 October 2014, covers a distance of 574km with a total vertical ascent of 11 958 metres. It starts and finishes in Oudtshoorn in South…

September 8, 2014
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Safe cycling campaign launches in PE

  The Herald VW Cycle Tour has joined forces with the Pedal Power Association to promote “Safe Cycling” on the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Eastern Cape leg of the national awareness and lobbying campaign, which encourages motorists to keep a 1.5-metre distance from cyclists, was launched in Port Elizabeth this week. According to The Herald’s chief marketing officer Justin Peel, creating a safe cycling environment was critical for…

January 9, 2014
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