Flora of the Western Cape

There’s nothing like a ride for getting you out into the amazing flora of the Western Cape! Oakpics is a Strand based photographic company. They shoot a vast array of events, covering everything from wild horses to weddings. But it’s in MTB that they’ve carved out a niche as one of the leaders in the field. If you spot them on the trails, usually when you’re […]

Stage Racing Must Have Check List

With the Epic just around the corner and having just lead three, four day training camps on the actual 2014 route, James Thornhill-Fisher has listed some must have items, that in his extensive experience you’ll need to ensure you make it to the finish line.

Go proper African MTB in Mankele

Kick-ass climbs, bush tunnels, rumbling thunderstorms, outback trails and superb single-track… that’s Mankele MTB Park for you. If you and your bike ever get to Mpumalanga, this is one stop-over you can’t miss. Photographs and word by Jacques Marais.

Win 1 of 5 ICEdot Bands

The Prize: ICEdot may be new to South Africa, but they’re making big strides in the field of rider safety. Their crash sensor (read the Full Sus test on page 27) alerts your nearest and dearest in the case of you having a crash and being unable to call for […]

Don’t lose your MTB mojo!

“I’m a little bored with riding so I started trail running”… wtf?  Bored of riding and then running to alleviate boredom seems to be the buzz phrase right now and I have quite literally heard it from at least half a dozen people. Really?  Surely then you are riding for […]