Tag: MTB race

Race to Rhodes – Part 1

What is Race to Rhodes? A mountain bike race? A ride? A hike? A challenge? A journey? Tag all these labels and add #addictive says Caren Henschel. On the Freedomechallenge.org.za website Race to Rhodes is described as a “500km, non-stop, self-navigated mountain bike race starting in Pietermaritzburg, KZN and ending […]

MTB Nirvana

Lisa Greyling may be new to the mountain biking fraternity but what she witnessed at the RECM Knysna 200 has got her hooked.  This year’s RECM Knysna 200 MTB race is in the bag, and honestly, I feel quite inspired by the whole event. I’ve decided to hit some local […]

Bains Beauty!

In April Shayne Dowling went off to George to try the latest addition to Garden Route Events’ calendar, the inaugural Susan Deacon 7 Passes MTB. When you here the name Thomas Bain one normally thinks of beautiful winding passes over seemingly impossible terrain, stunning roads that have been meticulously carved […]

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 […]

It’s a lekker feeling!

I have been sent the jokes encouraging us all to abandon our bikes and head back to the fairways. It’s frightening to see the numbers being bantered around regarding the fall-off of rounds per year on the golf courses and despite a finger being pointed to cycling, particularly MTB, it […]

Will the big guns fire in 2015?

On paper, Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized) will start the 2015 Absa Cape Epic as firm favourites.  Switzerland’s Sauser has won the race four times already, while his Czech partner has raced it once before, with Sauser in 2013, when they won convincingly. Sauser won the marathon mountain biking […]

Platt Bids For Win Number Five

“There is only one gas and that’s full gas,” laughs Karl Platt about the way he will be approaching the 2015 Absa Cape Epic. “I want to win it if possible.”  His Team Bulls partner Urs Huber is also making no bones about their objective: “After a lot of bad […]

Third and Final Round

Sunday 15 February saw Bloemendal Wine Estate host the third and final round of the Inter School Eliminator Series for the Western Cape. There was plenty of hype leading up to this event as the riders tried to figure out which sections of the trails we would be using. To […]

Origins of Ice-cream and Beer Racing

Erik Kleinhans calls November Ice-cream and Beer Season and it seems the Stillwater Team largely agree as the second Pennypinchers Origin of Trails stage race was geared towards fun as Seamus Allardice discovered. The first edition of the Origin of Trails drew a bit of flak for being too difficult […]