Beukes, Lill end season on a high

The curtains of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series drew to a close in Kaapsehoop today. Sunshine and clearer visibility allowed for a much faster second stage of the event, as did the slightly shorter route. Matthys Beukes put the Pyga Euro Steel showdown to rest when we walked away with the Kaapsehoop title. He made an early attack in the race, and managed to get a slight lead on Buys from the 35km mark. …

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Woolcock, Buchacher crowned TrailSeeker Series champs

Waylon Woolcock and Carmen Buchacher are the 2017 Nissan Trailseeker Western Cape Series champions. The final points standings for the popular series were confirmed after the fourth and final round was completed at Hemel & Aarde, Hermanus last weekend. Despite going off the course at Sunday’s event, where he ended up finishing fifth, Woolcock’s top three performances in the Series see him conclude with a total of 11 402 points….

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Road Rangers synonymous with safe cycling

Rider safety has always been paramount for ASG Events race organisers and a close relationship with the Bestmed Road Rangers has ensured this critical issue remains top of the agenda. Made up of volunteers who have a passion for cycling, the Road Rangers will be on duty this weekend at the Bestmed Satellite Championship at Maropeng in North West Province. Organisation chairman Craig Bezuidenhout said the Satellite was just one…

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It’s on! Sibling showdown for Team Pyga Euro Steel

For the first time in mountain biking history, the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series is about to take over Kaapsehoop, a quaint town situated in Mpumalanga. Spectators are in for a treat as Team Pyga Euro Steel’s Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes gear up for battle. Less than 200 points separate the mountain biking giants, who are equally determined to take the series title in an epic sibling showdown.  Buys made…

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TransCape will give Gary Kirsten new perspective

With an intimate knowledge of the Western Cape, former Proteas cricketer Gary Kirsten is relishing the chance to view the region from a different perspective when he takes part in the TransCape mountain bike race next year. Starting in Knysna, the annual seven-day event presented by ASG Events will take riders on a 614km journey through some of the most iconic trails in South Africa, finishing in Franschhoek on February…

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UCT hit back to take Varsity MTB Challenge crown

University of Cape Town produced an impressive showing on the final stage to turn a small deficit into overall victory over arch-rivals Stellenbosch in the men’s race of the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederburg near Paarl today. Maties however remained firmly in control of the women’s race, with Frances du Toit, Nicky Giliomee and Marie Kempf retaining the title they had won in the inaugural event last year. The two-day…

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Maties lead after blustery start to Varsity MTB Challenge

Defending champions Stellenbosch underlined their status as the team to beat when they led the field home on a blustery opening day of the Varsity MTB Challenge near Paarl today. Five of the top student teams in the country took to the starting line in squads of three, with the format of the competition dictating that the clock be stopped on the second rider of each team to finish. Despite…

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Maties geared up for Varsity MTB Challenge title defence

With some solid preparation under their belts, Stellenbosch University are geared up to defend their title when the Varsity MTB Challenge takes place in the Western Cape on Saturday and Sunday. Starting from the Nederburg wine farm in Paarl, the two-day mountain bike event, sponsored by First National Bank, will attract a wide variety of cyclists, being open as well to alumni and members of the public. The focus will…

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Blazing victory for Bell, Sanders

Bell, Sanders pin it and win it! It was a flat and fast showdown in Pretoria this weekend. The fourth round of the Gauteng based marathon mountain bike series, the Nissan TrailSeeker, took place in Hazeldean on 23 September. The event was nothing short of a spring festivity. Close to 3000 riders gathered at the Cowhouse Market,  a local hotspot, for a day of dusty trails, gourmet food and craft brewery.  The man that managed…

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Gauteng gears up to get flat and fast

Gauteng is gearing up for a high-speed challenge this weekend! The penultimate round of the Nissan TrailSeeker Series kicks off on Saturday, 23 September in Hazeldean. Almost 3000 adventure-seekers are expected to arrive for the spring festivity, which will be hosted by Pretoria’s popular Cowhouse Market. “This is the biggest annual mountain bike event that Pretoria,” said race organiser Francois Theron. Riders will be given the opportunity to explore the best…

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