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Fedhealth MTB Challenge Sanctioned by CSA

Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge announced that the 2017 event will be sanctioned by Cycling SA (CSA). “Not only will the Fedhealth MTB Challenge boast with a new venue in 2017, but mountain bikers will now also be able to compete for Regional Colours,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Entrants are ...

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African XCO Champion Bianca Haw

Bianca Haw was always going to be a mountain biker. As daughter to the effervescent ‘Farmer Glen’ Haw, the man behind world-famous races such as Sani2c, Imana Wild Ride and joBerg2c, she was around the sport from a young age. Although professional cycling was on her radar from early on, the KwaZulu-Natal youngster followed her own path playing a variety ...

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MTB Downhill World Champ – Rachel Atherton

Over the years, Rachel Atherton has become a major player in downhill racing. After winning a host of categories in 2005, she was named Times Young Sportswoman of the Year and hasn’t looked back since. She totally dominated the women’s downhill circuit in 2008, winning the World Cup overall and taking World Championship gold. On her way to the World ...

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Riders Explore Jo’burg’s Underbelly At JUMA

JUMA Amy

Over 3,000 cyclists converged on Marks Park on Sunday, 28 May 2017 to explore and race through the underbelly of Johannesburg for the Hollard JUMA. The Hollard JUMA is not your average mountain bike race, with 5km of storm water drains, two 120m floating bridges, sky-high scaffolding and a 700m Anatomic tunnel, with much more to explore. The course build ...

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Freshpak Fitness Festival

freshpak festival

This popular multi-sport event, hosted in the Western Cape, will celebrate its 31st anniversary this year. The scenic outdoor surroundings, challenging routes, camaraderie and a sense of accomplishment are the reason athletes come back year after year to compete in various swimming, cycling and running challenges. Events include a 1.5km or 3km swim, duathlons and biathlons, and the main event, ...

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Trans-Karoo MTB Entries Open

Over the last 4 years the Trans-Karoo MTB has built a solid reputation for a ‘bucket list’ event. It’s a tough one-day endurance mountain biking challenge that tests both physical and mental fitness. When: 2 September 2017 To pedal 247km off-road within 17 hours is not an easy task in anyone’s books. The Trans-Karoo MTB alternates annually between a ‘down’ (Sutherland ...

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Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic

Bestmed Paarl MTB

The third edition of the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic presents an unequalled off-road experience. The route traverses the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and some of the beautiful wine farms and orchards below the mountain, as well as some wonderful single track at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and the Taal Monument. The event, presented by the City of Drakenstein in conjunction with ...

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Ride Like A Girl Helping Ladies Tackle JUMA

JURA Hollard ride like a girl

The Hollard Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure, taking place at Marks Park on the 28th May 2017, is not your average mountain bike race. We sat down with Ride Like a Girl to chat to them about the Hollard JUMA partnership and why the ladies are gearing up for the race.

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#Strongwomen Amy Beth McDougall

Amy Beth McDougall

Amy Beth McDougall is a custodian for success on mountain bikes. Reaching the top step of the podium seven times in 2016, McDougall has done well this year too, achieving a strong second place at the 2017 edition of the Absa Cape Epic in the mixed category.

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FNB Platinum Trail Run

Forming part of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic’s 15th birthday celebration, the FNB Platinum Trail Run will end off a weekend of action-packed off-road racing at the ATKV Buffelspoort, on Sunday, 4 June 2017. Incorporating only the best trail run routes on offer in the majestic Buffelspoort region, entrants can choose between a challenging 24km race, a shorter challenge ...

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