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People rushed to the mining hub of Burgersfort this past weekend, not for platinum but for the annual Wildevy festival. This winter festival includes activities such as a 4×4 show, a flea–market and a mountain bike race to name but a few. Read on…
The South African Cross-Country (XCO) Championships took place on Saturday at Thaba Trails MTB Park situated in the heart of Alberton, Gauteng. Read on
The most prestigious marathon MTB event on the international calendar visited African shores for the first time in its eleven year history. South Africa played host to the 2014 Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships which took place at Cascades in Pietermaritzburg on the 29th of June…read on
MTN National MTB Series, # 6 Van Gaalen
The 6th round in the MTN National MTB Series took us to the small village of Skeerpoort situated at the foothills of the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains. Continue reading…
SA National Marathon Championship presented by Stihl
This past weekend saw the SA National Marathon Championships taking place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg. Read on….
About a week before the Tour de Maurice was set to take place I was offered the wonderful opportunity to take part in this year’s event. A few quick arrangements later and there I was, the Sunday morning after the MTN Rooiberg event on a plane bound for Mauritius. Read on….
Rooiberg is a peaceful Bushveld village about 50km West of Warmbad. The town’s Golf Club played host to the 5th round in the MTN National MTB Series…..read on
The three day Nedbank Sani2c stage race celebrated its 10’th birthday this year. This event needs no introduction in the mountain biking scene in South Africa, as the race has been completed; or is on the bucket list; read on….
Clarens, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains hosted the 4th leg of the MTN National MTB Series on the 3rd of May 2014. Read on…
The 4 day MTN Panorama road tour has become a favourite amongst road cyclist and for good reason. It has a very unique format as it is the only road event in the country where teams of two riders race together. Read on….
Last year the inaugural Lowveld Quest Stage race was a highlight of my racing calendar, so I was very excited to participate at the second edition of the event this year. Lowveld stalwart Francois Lourens would again be my partner for the race as we had a successful and enjoyable partnership 12 months before. Read on..
Absa Cape Epic
The 11th edition of the Absa Cape Epic took place in the Western Cape from the 23rd to the 30th of March 2014. The eight day stage race covered a total of 718km and included 14 850m of climbing divided into a prologue and 7 stages. Read on…
The picturesque little town of Tulbagh played host to the 3rd leg in the MTN National MTB Series. It is the only event in the 8-race series which takes place in the Cape and the timing couldn’t have been better…read on
After the MTN Sabie Classic I stayed on in the Lowveld for a training camp at one of my favourite biking destinations – Mankele Bike Park. Read on…
MTN National MTB Series driven by Nissan,#2 Sabie (22 Feb 2014)
The second leg of the MTN marathon series took riders to the little town of Sabie in Mpumulanga. The Sabie Classic persistently attracts a strong local and international field as it is an established and UCI sanctioned event, meaning there are valuable UCI points up for grabs. Read more…
This year I opened my 2014 racing campaign with the Barberton XCM MTB Classic held in the scenic Lowveld region of South Africa. Read more…
The Omnicane Southern Tropical Challenge, 28 Nov – 1 Dec
This year’s edition of the Omnicane Southern Tropical Challenge saw the event celebrating its 5th birthday. As you can imagine a 4 day mountain bike stage race on the small Tropical Islands of Mauritius is quite special and to see the event grow every year is really remarkable…continue reading
More than 3000 participants toed the line for this year’s edition of the Momentum 94.7 Mountain Bike Challenge. The race took place at the Waterfall Country Estate in Sunninghill, Johannesburg on the 10th of November…continue reading.
The 3rd edition of the Continental Run2stop Challenge took place from the 4th -8th of November. The event has quite a unique format as it incorporates running, cycling and driving – all disciplines linked by the rubber used as contact point with mother earth….continue reading.
The Isuzu 3 Towers has grown into a very popular event over the past few years and it was great to be part of it again this year, especially as they celebrated their 5th year of existence. The event takes place in the heart of Mpumalanga at Mankele Bike Park situated 30km from Nelspruit….continue reading
York Enduro Rally, 13-16 Sept
My first race since the disbandment of my former team bizhub, was the York Timbers Mountain Bike Rally in Sabie. It was refreshing to finally leave behind all the off-the-bike stuff from the last month and get back to doing what I enjoy most – riding my bike….continue reading.
South African mountain biking has grown remarkably in the past decade, but in the past couple of years there’s been an increasing number of road cyclists making the switch. It’s obviously grown the numbers but it’s also seen the racing at the front of the various categories become more competitive. Mountain biking has become a new lease on bicycle riding and racing for many who have become tired of the same old routine (the road racing calendar hasn’t changed much in over a decade); or who are scared of the high risk of collision with motorists on the roads. If you’ve just switched, or are considering it, welcome!……read more.
The Craft Bike TransAlp, 13 – 20 July
The Craft Bike TransAlp is an 8 day mountain bike stage race traversing the majestic European Alps. The 16th edition started in Mittenwald, Germany from where it moved into Austria for a couple of days and then into Italy finishing at Riva del Garda. Over the period of 8 days riders covered a total distance of 676km which included 20,243m of ascending…continue reading.