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Spur League Continues to Inspire

Spur League Continues to Inspire

20 January 2017 - Continuing our schools cycling series, this month we chat to Deon Steyn, organiser of the still-growing Spur Schools Mountain Bike League, which is contributing hugely to the growth of cycling in s...
No Holding Back

No Holding Back

20 January 2017 - In spite of severe back problems, 31-year-old triathlete Claudia Hazelwood continues taking part in long distance multisport and cycling events, and her love for sport is what drives her to overcom...
Tri-Ing The Big Apple

Tri-Ing The Big Apple

15 September 2016 - If I wasn’t living in Cape Town, I would be living in New York, that’s for sure! And if you had said to me a year ago that I would be racing the New York City Triathlon, just one year a...
Riding Changed My Life

Riding Changed My Life

14 July 2016 - Four years ago Charles Zeelie found himself newly divorced, weighing in at a very overweight 142kg, and on a downward spiral, where all he seemed to want to do was eat and drink. Low on self-esteem...
The Voice of Cycling

The Voice of Cycling

01 June 2016 - Continuing our regular Q&A with cycling personalities, we chat to legendary British cycling commentator Phil Liggett (72), who has one of the most recognised voices in world cycling, and who sp...
We're on top of the World

We're on top of the World

11 December 2015 - Two South African brothers, Richard and Bryan Clarke, who recently returned from Europe, are “on top of the world”. They took part in the annual ‘Haute Route’, the high...
Young star aims high

Young star aims high

01 December 2015 - As he completes the final stretch of his schooling career, 18-year-old cross-country mountain bike star, Julian Jessop shares some of his highs, lows, and future plans for the season to come. ...
Mountain bike black out

Mountain bike black out

23 September 2015 - During the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales Adventure, Hayden Simpson crashed on a bridge. Unlike most crashes, this didn’t hurt his ego or body or bike. It knocked him out … completely. Fort...
Songezo Jim: Grand Tour Debut Success

Songezo Jim: Grand Tour Debut Success

16 September 2015 - Songezo Jim becomes the first black South African to finish a cycling grand tour when he crossed the line in Madrid, finishing the 2015 Vuelta a España. These are his thoughts: Getting ...
Benefits of keeping cycling records

Benefits of keeping cycling records

09 September 2015 - During road cycle races, I invariably pass some cyclists fixing punctures on the side of the road. I have often wondered what proportion of those who start races have suffered punctures during the ...
Morné van Niekerk blogs from France!

Morné van Niekerk blogs from France!

03 August 2015 - “It’s been the toughest four-weeks of my life,” said Morné. Ronde du Vuelac, Morlaix (16 July) What was supposed to be a crit turned out to be a very hard race. “I attacked two laps into...
Getting some French action

Getting some French action

20 July 2015 - Team Abantu's promising young star and U23 South African Time Trial champion Morne van Niekerk is plying his trade in the French amateur ranks and gaining some valuable racing kilometres and experienc...
Ride without the fall

Ride without the fall

19 June 2015 - So what happens when you fall on a mountain bike ride? Saar Ben-Attar crashed during a social ride and endured plenty of hospital time as a result. This is his story ... It's a Sunday afte...
Father's Day With An Epic Twist

Father's Day With An Epic Twist

18 June 2015 - On Sunday many South African men will celebrate Father’s Day by giving their dad a pair of socks or some biltong. In some homes, though, that celebration may just include a ride together … and...