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Frankie du Toit’s Top Tips for Marathon Racing

  10 months ago

When people mention the word ‘marathon’ to Kathryn Fourie, her mind generally flashes to visions of lean leg muscles crunching away on some hellish climb up a never-ending dirt road. So she roped in someone with lean leg muscles, to share some XCM know-how. I think about crunching away for a minimum of 60km and…

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The Puffadder Run

  10 months ago

The Hogsback Trails have gone next-level thanks to some sweet trail-building by Neels du Toit. Yup, go get your crank on along the Puffadder, Stihl and Veldfokus Runs. Photographs and words by Jacques Marais. Local Buzz: You can’t help sensing the enchantment of Hogsback when you drive into this hideaway village high within the Amathole…

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Kids and Bikes

  10 months ago

Kids and bikes. Like macaroni and cheese. They go together says Stirling Senior. A kid who grows up without a bike will miss out big time. When he (or she) buys his first grown-up mountain bike and discovers how much he has missed out on he’ll never forgive his folks. It will be the first…

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Growing Kids on Bikes

  10 months ago

There is something about seeing a tiny person completely focussed on riding a bicycle, which is kind of cool, writes Kathryn Fourie. And we wholeheartedly agree. Furrowed brows, shifting their balance from side to side over the seat, bulbous helmet sitting at a jaunty angle, eyes looking ahead… a huge smile splitting ear-to-ear when they…

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When in the Alps, why not cross the Alps!

  10 months ago

In his first season with German team Topeak Ergon Erik Kleinhans experienced an extended European racing trip this South African winter. This is what he’s been up to. This year can for sure be marked as the biggest change in my cycling expedition. With what seems to be a totally new racing calendar playing the…

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Choc Oat Banana Muffins

  10 months ago

Treat your kids to a healthy snack with this chocolate, oat and banana muffin recipe by Amy Burton. It’s well known that kids are not always interested in eating healthily and would prefer that chocolate cupcake over the carrot sticks and humus any day. I have had many parents asking me for recipes, which are…

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Kinders en fietse… en die Olimpiese Spele

  10 months ago

Na aanleiding van ons fietsryprestasies by die Rio Olimpiese Spele waar ons nie enige medaljes gewen het nie, het Hendrik Lemmer gedink en gewonner, nog ʼn glasie rooiwyn geskink en meer gedink. Waar is ons medaljes, en hoekom doen sekere lande beter as ander? Vir ʼn oomblik gaan ek wegbly van die wetenskap want ek…

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Raising Rippers

  10 months ago

I’ll admit I have absolutely no personal experience on this front. But I’ve coached a fair amount of school sport and studied some of the youth athlete developmental theories back in my days as a Sport Science undergraduate, with those lessons and my own experiences as a youngster taking up sports, here are a few…

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See SA Untamed by Bike

  10 months ago

Estelle Pickard recently met an inspirational group of women: the Untamed Cycling ladies. They work to get women on their bikes and Estelle knows you’ll love to read about their tours. Somewhere between the crevices of Table Mountain there are three untamed adventurers that I feel the world should know about. These three make me…

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SA Champs Wrap-Up & Wrapped-UP

  10 months ago

Stefan Garlicki is finally home and enjoying a little bit of downtime before jetting off to Mont Saint Anne. He came home to race national champs and here is how it went… I had been feeling good on the bike in Europe coming into national champs so I felt confident, however the local guys are…

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