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Single Speed Odyssey

Despite Isabelle Menzies’s best efforts, her husband and committed single speeder Max Menzies bagged up his beloved ‘Scelerat’ and headed off to Kenya for the Rift Valley Odyssey. Photos by David le Roux | Bigshot Media. The first time I heard of this stage ride was in February when taking […]

9 Peaks Challenge for Qhubeka

The 9 Peaks Challenge is a bucket list target for local hikers and climbers – summiting the highest peak in every province of South Africa. Most people do it in stages, driving from trail head to trail head, but not Colin and Bianca Cooper. This is their story as told […]

Girls on Mountain Bikes

In Kayamandi, where Zintle Ndamase, Khayakazi Madolo, Sikelela Tabata and Nosimpiwe Volibi live, girls don’t really ride bikes. The songo.info charity is helping them break the mould though, and here are their thoughts on what it means to be girls on mountain bikes. FS: When did you start mountain biking? Zintle: […]

Looking forward to Dr Evil

The Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic is a three day MTB stage race, organised by Dr Evil himself and, despite the doctor’s fearsome reputation, Neil Bradford is keen to return for his second go at the race.  The idea of the event organisers, Leon Evans and Zandile Meneses, from its inception […]

Bicycles for Education

South Africa’s education statistics leave a lot of room for improvement, but there is hope. And it travels on two wheels, in the form of the Qhubeka Buffalo Bike.  Many learners in South Africa face a dual challenge – they struggle to get to school due to lack of transport […]

Rooty Kiwi Racing

Leona Kadir’s wanderlust has taken her to the Land of the Long White Cloud, where the riding is a little different to sunny South Africa and damp England, but different in the case of New Zealand might well be better, as she found out on the Yeti Trans New Zealand […]