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Danish embassy fully behind Tshwane Classic

Danish embassy fully behind Tshwane Classic

26 October 2017 - With cycling an integral part of their culture, the Danish embassy in Pretoria have thrown their weight behind next week's Tshwane Classic, with 50 of their members set to compete in the various races...
The Hollard JUMA 2017 – What to Expect

The Hollard JUMA 2017 – What to Expect

24 May 2017 - All of those taking part in the 2017 edition of the Hollard JUMA, Modern Athlete attended the recent route recce so we can give you a look at what awaits you on race day, this Sunday, 28th May! ...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 9 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 9 Report

30 April 2017 - The last day of the Old Mutual joberg2c dawned with a neutral stage, known as the 'Champagne Stage' riders were treated to a day of celebrations in honour of their victory of completing the nine day ...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 8 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 8 Report

29 April 2017 - Stage eight of the Old Mutual joberg2c, the 96km journey from the MacKenzie Club to Joliviet Farm, was a day many had been waiting for, it was the day riders finally got to do the hallowed Umkomaas Va...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 7 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 7 Report

28 April 2017 - The seventh day of the Old Mutual joberg2c saw riders take on a short and punchy 82km ride from Glencairn Farm in Himeville to Mackenzie Club near Ixopo, The race snakes could race but for the majorit...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 6 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 6 Report

27 April 2017 - Day 6 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c was a 98km ride from Clifton Preparatory School in Nottingham Road to Glencairn Farm near Himeville. The day featured two big climbs, Gumtree (because it’s said that...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 5 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 5 Report

26 April 2017 - Day five of the Old Mutual joberg2c was a day not to be under-estimated, the 120km journey from Em’seni in Winterton to Clifton Preparatory School in Nottingham Road would be a hard day for many in ...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 4 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 4 Report

25 April 2017 - The fourth day of the Old Mutual joberg2c made the hard slog of the first three worth it as riders crossed over the border of the Free State into the riding heaven that KwaZulu Natal offers.The 93km j...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 3 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 3 Report

24 April 2017 - The third day of the Old Mutual joberg2c saw riders tackle the longest day of the 900km journey to the the sea, a 125km stage from Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam. What was a tough day turned into an even t...
Old Mutual joberg2c Day 2 Report

Old Mutual joberg2c Day 2 Report

23 April 2017 - The second day of the Old Mutual joberg2c another flat day saw riders making their way out of Frankfort riding 93km to Reitz, a town in the Eastern Free State. It should have been a relatively easy da...
Old Mutual Joberg2c Day 1 Report

Old Mutual Joberg2c Day 1 Report

22 April 2017 - The 900km journey kicks off with a 116km neutral ride from Karen Beef in Heidelberg to Frankfort School in the Freestate. In a field of 800 riders our two intrepid riders took on the course and this i...
joBerg2c - 9 Tips for 9 Days

joBerg2c - 9 Tips for 9 Days

19 April 2017 - The Old Mutual joBerg2c takes you places, it also takes you to new extremes. Here’s how to handle the nine days. While the Old Mutual joBerg2c doesn’t like to brag about how tough it is...
OFF THE BEAT ‘N TRACK A SPECTACULAR FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND MOUNTAIN BIKING

OFF THE BEAT ‘N TRACK A SPECTACULAR FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND MOUNTAIN BIKING

10 April 2017 - On Saturday, 8 April 2017, close to 5000 people - more than 2000 of which were riders - flocked to Irene, Pretoria for the first ever Off the Beat ‘n Track, presented by Jacaranda FM and Trac...
News Flash - 2017 Women's Invitational Race

News Flash - 2017 Women's Invitational Race

09 March 2017 - Following a request and extensive discussion with the Women’s Commission of Cycling South Africa and representatives of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, it has been agreed that the Cape Town Cycle T...
Happy 40th, Cycle Tour!

Happy 40th, Cycle Tour!

02 March 2017 - With some 35,000 avid cyclists looking to conquer the 109km route around the Cape Peninsula on Sunday 12 March, the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour looks set to be another classic in a long history of wo...
Solo Ride Through Tuscany

Solo Ride Through Tuscany

16 February 2017 - A spontaneous decision to start ticking things off my bucket list saw me fly northwards and spend a week guiding myself on a cycling trip through Tuscany late last year, and what an adventure it wa...
If 2x is good, 1x must be better

If 2x is good, 1x must be better

16 February 2017 - I’m sure you’ve noticed the raft of changes in mountain bike gearing of late. While road bikes have maintained the tried-and-trusted, two chainrings up front and ten or eleven cogs in t...
Munga Marvel

Munga Marvel

16 February 2017 - The experts will tell you that female long distance endurance athletes actually get stronger and more competitive versus men as the distance increases, but it is still unusual for a woman to leave ...
Substitution Entries for Cape Town Cycle Tour are Open

Substitution Entries for Cape Town Cycle Tour are Open

02 February 2017 - Subs! Are you ready? For those cyclists who missed the original entry cut-off in September 2016, the official substitution process for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour opened on Wednesday, 1 February ...
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...
Win a Trip to XTERRA Reunion with Fedhealth and XTERRA South Africa

Win a Trip to XTERRA Reunion with Fedhealth and XTERRA South Africa

20 January 2017 - One lucky 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA entrant will stand the chance to win an exciting trip to the idyllic Reunion Island complements of Fedhealth, the Title Sponsor of the world’s largest XTERRA. ...
The Great Rubber Debate

The Great Rubber Debate

12 January 2017 - “What tyres should I put on to my bike? I want a tyre that rolls fast, has excellent grip in mud and sand, and is light and puncture-resistant. What have you got like that?” At some poi...
A Journey Like no Other!

A Journey Like no Other!

12 January 2017 - Having won the competition in Modern Athlete for a team entry to the FNB Wines2Whales three-day stage race, I found myself riding this incredible event with my mate Devin Atherstone. It truly was a...
Hansgrohe Sign on as Headline Sponsor for ABSA Cape Epic

Hansgrohe Sign on as Headline Sponsor for ABSA Cape Epic

11 January 2017 - Since 2012, Hansgrohe has been keeping it clean at the Absa Cape Epic. This year alone they will be providing and managing a world class temporary shower service with 9100 individual showers allowi...
Staying on Track

Staying on Track

09 December 2016 - As we enter the so called ‘silly season,’ we thought it would be appropriate to chat to someone that does something a little different, and somewhat, well, ‘silly.’ This mon...
Joburg to Kili for the Kids

Joburg to Kili for the Kids

09 December 2016 - On a chilly Saturday morning on the 30th of July, four South African adventurers of Team Joburg2Kili powered by Tarsus cycled out of the Jeep dealership in Bryanston, Johannesburg, to start a 10-we...
One Tough Lady

One Tough Lady

09 December 2016 - At the age of 23, Saskia Schultze broke her back in a car accident and lost the use of her legs. Adapting to life in a wheelchair wasn’t easy, but she was determined to live the best life she...
Twiddling the 'Other Knobs'

Twiddling the 'Other Knobs'

09 December 2016 - In the previous two issues we dealt with the fundamentals of setting up your mountain bike’s suspension. Now we dive into the murky realm where adjustments are mostly subjective compression a...
Centurion on the Rise!

Centurion on the Rise!

09 December 2016 - Continuing our regular schools cycling feature, we chat to Nicky Lindeque, team organiser of the Centurion High School MTB Team. – BY KYLE DEELEY The Centurion High School MTB Team is mad...