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Road-cycling legends team up for Absa Cape Epic
Robert Hunter, the first South African to win a stage at the Tour de France, has finally taken up the challenge and is riding the Absa Cape Epic this year. “I’m happy to be back on the bike and enjoying cycling as it’s an amazing sport, and I have... Read more
Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic
Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Espargaró, will swap to two self-propelled wheels for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. As a novice, Espargaró required a partner with experience in the Untamed African Mountain... Read more
[APRIL] Off The Beat ‘N Track
Date: 13 April 2019 Jacaranda FM and Tracker’s “Off the Beat ‘n Track” is Gauteng’s biggest day of mountain biking and music for the whole family. The event will return to the Big Red Barn in Irene, and features routes for tiny tots, intermediate, advanced and competitive riders. Kids... Read more
Entries Open for 2019 FNB Magalies Monster & Platinum Trail Run
Entries are open for the annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run. These two premier off-road events take place at ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 1 June 2019 and Sunday, 2 June 2019 respectively. “The perfect weekend breakaway for families, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic... Read more
[APRIL] Liberty Winelands Encounter
Date: 12-14 April 2019 The Liberty Winelands Encounter is the second leg of the annual Liberty Encounter Series, which includes the TransCape MTB and the Waterberg Encounters. Starting in Boschendal, the race will expose mountain-bikers to the scenic trails of the Cape Winelands around Franschhoek and Paarl. ASG Events... Read more
Champions crowned at 2019 Tankwa Trek
Reigning mountain bike marathon World Champion Henrique Avancini and his German partner Manuel Fumic were crowned 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen champions on Sunday, 10 February 2019. The Cannondale Factory Racing team won three out of four stages to finish with a hard-earned three-minute gap on... Read more
[APRIL] Masgcor Cederberg 100 Miler
Dates: 6-7 April 2019 Ride it in one-day with the Race event for a proper challenge, or the two-day Trek event for an unforgettable experience. Leaving from The Yellow Aloe in Clanwilliam, day 1 of the Trek finishes at Nuwerust in the heart of the Cederberg. Both events finish... Read more
[OCTOBER] 2019 FNB Wines2Whales
Dates: 25 October – 3 November 2019 The FNB Wines2Whales, set in the Western Cape with SA’s favourite trails has set its dates for 2019. These superb trails remain the biggest draw for new and returning riders and the 2019 events will again feature continued route refinement, as is... Read more
[FEBRUARY] 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen
Dates: 7-10 February 2019 Mountain bikers will ride alongside some of biggest names in the sport when they take on the 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. With the second highest UCI status of any event on the continent (UCI S1) and the recent addition of a... Read more
From the township to tackling Attakwas Extreme
Patrick Liwonde was among the 1,000 extremist mountain bikers who lined up for South Africa’s toughest one-day mountain bike race on Saturday, 19 January 2019. The 2019 Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen once again presented a demanding 121km route that tested every participant’s mental and physical ability... Read more