Tag: MTB Adventures


Entries open on 1 March 2024 for the LOURENSFORD CLASSIC (on 7 April), the HOUW HOEK MTB TOUR (on 4 & 5 May) and the HOUW HOEK GRAVEL RACE (on 4 May). The LOURENSFORD CLASSIC is the first event of the 2024 CSA Western Cape’s XCM Series and offers three route options; 59km, 40km or 20km. The […]

Waterberg Encounter still has teeth

Organisers of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter have slightly shortened the overall distance of the three-stage race, but route director Mel Meyer has promised it will still be a rigorous test for the entrants. Taking place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, the mountain bike race from June 9 to 11 is the […]

Waterberg Encounter designed to delight

With the event organisers passionate about providing as memorable an experience as possible, seasoned mountain biker Gertjie Harmse firmly believes the Liberty Waterberg Encounter is a race up there with the best. The three-day race near Bela-Bela in Limpopo starts on June 9 and Harmse, who won alongside teammate Devan […]

Hill up for Winelands challenge

Durban mountain biking pro Andrew Hill is looking forward to a fresh challenge when he competes for the first time in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape next weekend. Riding for TIB Insurance-Momsen Valley Light, the experienced rider from Hillcrest will team up for the first time with […]

Scenic theme underpins Winelands Encounter

Offering riders the best experience possible has underpinned the philosophy of veteran route designer Johan Kriegler as he prepares the course for this month’s Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race. The three-stage, 160km journey through the Cape Winelands starts on April 21 and Kriegler said they wanted to ensure it […]