Ride Review

Richmond Outdoor Adventure: ‘n Karoo avontuur

  1 month ago

Die Karoo is propvol pragtige landskappe en die vriendelikste mense. Die Richmond Outdoor Adventure het aan die einde van April plaasgevind en Maritza de Klerk vertel ons meer. Die Richmond Outdoor Adventure is ‘n pretvolle naweek en ’n ideale geleentheid vir familie en vriende om dinge saam te doen. Die betekenis van dié mees suidelike Noord-Kaap dorpie,…

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PHILADELPHIA MTB- ‘N LANG DAG IN DIE SAAL

  3 months ago

Die vyfde jaarlikse Fair Cape Dairies Philadelphia MTB het op 1 April in die pragtige klein dorpie langs die N7 plaasgevind. Met meer as ’n 1 000 inskrywings is die dag goed ondersteun deur die publiek. Full Sus-redakteur, Frans le Roux het die lang 76km roete aangedurf. Ek het soos gewoonlik weer te laat wakker geskrik…

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Racing the Cape Pioneer Trek

  5 months ago

The eighth edition of the Cape Pioneer Trek can almost be described as a bit of a rebirth of the sevenday stage race in the Southern Cape. It has always been a great event organised by saltof-the-earth individuals in an amazing part of the world, but did they fi nd their perfect stride!? Two major…

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What a VIBE

  8 months ago

Taking part in his 4th W2W’s, Shayne Dowling reflects on motivation, the race and what keeps us coming back for more. I wasn’t going to do Wines 2 Whales this year. I had convinced myself that I had done it three times and it was time to move on. I have done the Houw Hoek…

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The U – Picket Bo-Berg MTB Race

  8 months ago

Two hours outside of Cape Town the world changes fairly dramatically, and this holds true no matter which direction you travel in.  We aimed north and via Malmesbury and the small town of Piketberg to drive up the short but spectacularly beautiful Versveld pass and into the wonderland that is Piket-bo-berg.  It is insanely beautiful…

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The Lesotho Sky: A ride of passage

  8 months ago

The sixth edition of the Lesotho Sky is done and dusted. What started in 2011 with a handful of passionate mountain bikers grew into one of Africa’s most spectacular and toughest stage races. The 392km of mostly singletracks, big mountain passes and gnarly downhills took riders on a detour journey from the Machaleneng valley in…

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Beers (and Kleinhans) tame the Berg & Bush

  8 months ago

Racing from the Drakensberg to the desperately beautiful Kwazulu-Natal bushveld, the Berg & Bush offers spectacular riding.  Race winner, MATT BEERS shares his race thoughts on the ever popular event as well as his daily race reports. Berg & Bush still remains one of my favourite stage races of the year, it has such a…

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South Africa’s toughest mountain bike event

  10 months ago

The Freedom Challenge’s Race Across South Africa (“RASA”) is an annual non-stop mountain bike race from Pietermaritzburg to Wellington. It covers about 2 300km and ascends 37 000m (if you don’t get lost). And it’s unquestionably the toughest ride Caren Henschel has ever done. Race Across South Africa The Freedom Challenge follows a prescribed route…

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Counting Down to the Spur Schools MTB League Finals

  10 months ago

Tension is mounting countrywide as October and the 2016 Spur High Schools’ League National Finals, to be hosted at Bekker School in Magaliesberg approaches writes Christel Liebenberg. Since its humble beginnings with approximately 900 riders in 2009, the league has grown beyond expectations. This year it featured 45 events, an estimated 500 schools and 10…

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#JES_2016

  10 months ago

It’s short, it’s fun, it’s perfect for spectators and allows kids to hone their technical skills and racing instincts. It’s the Junior Eliminator Series for 2016. Or #JES_2016 as Tyrone Rawlins explains. Eliminator – a short course heat racing format of mountain biking where heats are raced four riders at a time on any terrain…

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