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Exploring Spectacular MTB routes – Blomfontein

Exploring Spectacular MTB routes - Blomfontein
Exploring Spectacular MTB routes - Blomfontein The Karoo is a place where you can find yourself again. Life is basic and abundance is not a word used often in the Karoo. This is where the beauty lies. It refreshes and resets a person to appreciate once again the beauty of nature and life. The owners of Blomfontein Guest Farm looked after us for the...

Final Eastern Cape XCO Team Selection – 2016

Final Eastern Cape XCO Team - 2016
FINAL EASTERN CAPE XCO TEAM SELECTION - 2016 Well done to all riders selected to represent the Eastern Cape at the final SA XCO Cup taking place in Bloemfontein this weekend. The team was selected after our Eastern Cape XCO Champs that took place in East London. Final Eastern Cape XCO Team Selection - 2016 (Latest results) ( Some great pic's here from...

Top riders getting ready for Eastern Cape XCO Champs

Top riders getting ready for Eastern Cape XCO Champs.
Top riders getting ready for Eastern Cape XCO Champs. They will be heading off to race in East London this weekend at 3 Silo's Trails. A lot of work has gone into developing the track for the EC XCO Champs the past few month! It is challenging but not as severe as the SA XCO Track in PE.  FUN, TECHNICAL...

Final Olympic qualifier set to draw big crowds in PE

With the Olympics little more than 3 months away, PE will be host to a truly monumental race on Saturday, 14 May. A race that will be the final deciding factor for riders like James Reid (Team Spur) and Alan Hatherly (Kargo Pro MTB) who are aiming for a spot in this year's Olympic Team. This past weekend saw mostly local riders take part...

Launch – PwC Great Zuurberg Trek

East Cape Mountain Biking
 RSVP today and join the launch, Thursday 14 April, 17:30 - 18:00. Snacks and drinks will be served.Let's hear what the this race is about! RSVP HERE  (or email Tanya - tanya@mountainevents.co.za) Launch at PwC Office next to Cape Road. Directions here  The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek takes place in a stunning area perfect for Mountain Biking. Think The Herald MTB Race once you...

Conti Meerkat Challenge

Meerkat Challenge MTB Race
From the race organisers: The idea for this race was born amongst a group of friends after the tragic accident on 27 April 2015 that claimed the life of our friend Sonnica Kensley.  Sonnica and her husband Clayton were training for a mountain bike race and cycling from Longmore Forest, when they were both hit by a truck from behind. Clayton...

Non Sanctioned Cycle events – What are the implications?

Sanctioning of events provide a structure that assists in raising safety standards. It also provides guidelines that assist organisers to cater for the riders needs. By sanctioning an event, the organiser agrees to all criteria prescribed by CSA to the benefit of the riders. Particular regulations are stipulated in documents going to event organisers. Holding an unsanctioned event is contrary to...

MY SPAR MTB CLASSIC

Riders crossing the floating bridge at My Spar MTB Classic at Zuurbron Bike Park
My Spar MTB Classic - 2016 Zuurbron Bike Park owner and race director of My Spar MTB Classic, Mr. Jacques Steenkamp, is proud to be hosting this quality event which boasted a field of over 500 entrants last year. A MTB enthusiast himself, “Farmer Jacques” is responsible for the beautiful routes you will ride on his as well as neighbouring...

Young SA Pro rider, Marco Joubert, to take on the ABSA CAPE EPIC

The Kargo Pro Mountain Bike Team have just announced that Marco Joubert will be taking part in this years ABSA CAPE EPIC starting Sunday on 13 March. We were lucky to get the early scoop on the news and arranged an exclusive interview with this promising young rider from Port Elizabeth. Me: So, the CAPE EPIC! When did you find out you'd...

Stutterheim High School / Ranch Timber MTB Race

STUTTERHEIM HIGH SCHOOL / RANCH TIMBER RACE RESULTS   Event Info Race date - 27 February (Registration from 6:30 - Race Start 8:00) There are four distances to choose from at the Stutterheim High School / Ranch Timber Mountain Bike race - 65 km; 45 km, 30 km & 10 km Also on offer is a 5 km fun walk.   For more Info contact Stutterheim High School...

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