World Class South African Riding

I’ve mountain biked in the UK, States, South America and Europe, but I can proudly (and confidently) state that Karkloof rates right up there with some of the best trails in the world. But don’t believe me; go ride it and see for yourself. Photographs and words by Jacques Marais.

Day on the Pioneer

After a long day, on the Pioneer, with failed breaks (walking down every descent and avoiding gaining momentum on the flats) Nicholas Greeff jettisoned his bike as he crossed the finish line… Only for it to roll off towards the tented village, requiring him to dive tackle it before it destroyed a tent.      

Corner at speed and save vital momentum

With James Thornhill-Fisher’s advice on getting into the attack position in your armoury, it’s time to talk cornering. Remember you’ve worked hard to build up your speed and to shed it all in a corner is going to kill your momentum, so cornering efficiently is going to save vital energy.