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Cape Pioneer TrekBridge Cape Pioneer Trek, 12-18 October

The last couple of weeks have been busy but fun for me. Since the 3 Towers mountain bike stage race I’ve been filling the days by either racing or travelling. Read on…

 

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3TowersIsuzu 3 Towers, 3-5 October

The Mankele Mountain Bike Park is a favourite playground amongst mountain bikers. It is situated in the heart of the Lowveld, a mere 30 minute drive from Nelspruit, White River and Sabie. Read on…

 

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Campus2CampusGarmin G-Tribe Event & Campus2Campus Super Classic

My weekend started off with the Garmin G-Tribe event on Saturday the 27th of September. It was the 2nd event in the G-Tribe series and was held at Rietvlei Zoo, a family friendly activity park in Alberton. Read on…

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Believe MTB RaceBelieve Mountain Bike Race

The 4th edition of the BELIEVE Mountain Bike Race took place at Northern Farms situated on the Western outskirts of Johannesburg. Read on

 

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Crater CruiseCrater Cruise, 13 September 2014

The eighth and final event in the MTN National MTB Series took riders to the popular weekend traveller’s destination of Parys. This peaceful little town is situated on the banks of the beautiful Vaal River in the Free State province. Read on

 

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Garmin Ladies Gtribe EventGarmin G-Tribe Ladies Event

Sandy Lane Golf Club saw the running of the first event in the G-tribe series and after a very successful beginning, the series is set to continue with the next event taking place on the 27th of September 2014. Continue reading

 

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York EnduroYork Enduro Mountain Bike Rally

The Forestry products enterprise of York Timbers presented the second York Enduro Mountain Bike Rally in and around the gorgeous little Lowveld town of Sabie, from the 4-7 September 2014. Continue reading

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16Nissan TrailSeeker #3, Curro-Hazeldean

The cold front that made its way across central Gauteng this past weekend arrived just in time for the 3rd leg of the Nissan Trailseeker series. True to its name, it is a winter series and the weather wasn’t going to let us have it any other way. Read on..

 

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Clover Lowveld TourThe Clover Lowveld Tour, 6-10 August 2014

Graskop is a small forestry town perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. Besides forestry, it also attracts tourists to share in a few scenic wonders such as Gods Window, the Blyderivier Canyon and several picturesque waterfalls. Read on..

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Garmin Ladies Gtribe EventGarmin G-Tribe Ladies Day event

This year Garmin South Africa has decided to place emphasis on ladies and their involvement in sport. The main goal is to encourage woman to become more active and enthusiastically participate in various sports. Read on

 

                                                                                                                                                            

WildevyWildevy MTB Challenge

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…

 

                                                                                                                                                            

SA XCO ChampsNational Cross-Country Championships, 19 July

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

 

                                                                                                                                                            

World Champs2014 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships

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

                                                                                                                                                            

Van Gaalens

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…

 

                                                                                                                                                            

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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….

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Yolandi, Kim and AurelieTour de Maurice

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….

                                                                                                                                                            

RooibergMTN National MTB Series, # 5 Rooiberg

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

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Yolande & Yolandi

Nedbank Sani2c

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….

 

                                                                                                                                                            

MTN National ClarensMTN National MTB Series, # 4 Clarens

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…

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Yolandi & DaleneMTN Panorama Road Tour

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….

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Yolandi & FrancoisThe Lowveld Quest Stage Race, 9-12 April 2014

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..

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Yolandi and Leana

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…

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Tulbagh MTN National MTB Series #3, Tulbagh

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

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Mark Meyer & Yolandi du ToitProvincial XC Mankele, 1 March 2014

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…

 

                                                                                                                                                            

Sabie Classic

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…

                                                                                                                                                            

Barberton XCMBarberton XCM MTB Classic, 25 January

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…

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Yolandi & Aurelie

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

                                                                                                                                                            

Momentum 94.7 Cycle ChallengeMomentum 94.7 Mountain Bike Challenge

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.

 

                                                                                                                                                         

Continental Run2StopContinental Run2Stop

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.

                                                                                                                                                            

Yolandi du Toit & Francois LourensWestvaal Isuzu 3 Towers stage race presented by Mankele Bike Park, 4-6 October

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

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.

 

                                                                                                                                                 

RoadCrossing Over: Yolandi du Toit, Tread Magazine

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.

                                                                                                                                                  

Aurelie & YolandiThe 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.