Tag: Jeanne-Louise Wiese

Benefits of biking to work

This month Jeanne Louise Wiese delves into the research and provides you with some of the stats and findings which prove why commuting to work on your bike is such a great idea.   Biking to work saves the environment… I have calculated the amount of carbon emissions that my […]

Building a community of commuters

Recently Jeanne-Louise Wiese took great pleasure in reading an old thread on The Hub about commuting since she could now relate. She soon realised too that a common theme of general happiness among cycling commuters prevailed. But they also like to stress the need for preparation and correct bike set-up. […]

“Voete soos ’n Ribbok”

Have you explored the trails at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate on the Paarl Mountain yet? Over the festive season Jeanne-Louise Wiese did just that and was thrilled by what she found. Paarl and its surrounding trails have become one of our favourite mountain biking spots for an adrenalin-driven weekend out in […]

Garden Route exploration by bike or elephant

When Jeanne-Louise Wiese was growing up her family used to visit her grandparents in Klein Brak River near Mosselbay every December holiday. On rainy or windy (read non-beach) days the family would often go for drives in the Outeniqua Mountains, which planted the conservation seed for Full Sus’s resident conservation […]

Enjoying the fruits of nature in Grabouw…

The Elgin Valley around Grabouw might be known nationally for its poverty driven social unrest and service delivery protests but to Western Cape mountain bikers and trail runners the area is synonymous with epic trails, writes Jeanne-Louise Wiese. This playground is situated between the Hottentots-Holland, Kogelberg and Groenland Mountains with […]

CWC Durbie Dash Ride Report

Sus the Chris Willemse Cycles Durbie Dash Date: 25 October 2015 Distances: The Contermanskloof Rock Buster (37km) & The Fair Cape Chain Breaker (54km) Website: www.durbiedash.co.za Report & Photos by: Jeanne-Louise & Jaco Wiese   The Durbanville Hills area, or specifically, the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club playgrounds, has developed into […]

A golden kingdom fit for a princess

Riebeek Kasteel is one of those places that everyone should know about, but whenever Jeanne-Louise Wiese asks someone about it, they answer with a dumbstruck, “Isn’t it that star-shaped castle in Cape Town?” Needless to say… it’s not. It is in fact a beautiful little town nestling on the slopes […]

Rocking it out in the Cederberg

The Cederberg earned its name from the distinctive Cedar tree which grows high in these mountains and which was previously harvested for furniture and telephone poles, writes Jeanne-Louise Wiese. These days the area and its trees are protected within the greater Cederberg Conservation Area which stretches from the Middelberg Pass […]