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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 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 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...
2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 6 Highlights

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 6 Highlights

28 April 2016 - A brand new day 6 on in the 2016 joBerg2c took the riders from the misty midlands at Clifton Prep Nottingham road to Glencairn farm in the Underberg. Highlights include the brand new Harrison's pass c...
2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 4 Highlights

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 4 Highlights

26 April 2016 - From Sterkfontein Dam in the Vrystaat riders dropped down into KZN via the Voortrekker Route, plunging down a spectacular descent into the KZN bushveld to finish at the idyllic Emseni Race village. Ge...
Kleinhans, Stenerhag Claim Gold at Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge

Kleinhans, Stenerhag Claim Gold at Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge

24 April 2016 - Erik Kleinhans, of Topeak Ergon, and Jennie Stenerhag, of Team Ascendis Health, took top honours claiming top spot of the podium in the Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge in the men’s and women&rs...
2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c  Day 1 Highlights!

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 1 Highlights!

23 April 2016 - Today was day one of the Old Mutual JoBerg2c. The riders started their journey from Karan beef in Heidelberg. The then headed out of Gauteng and into the mieliefields in the Free State. Perfect condit...
Exciting Sprint Finish on Stage One of the Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge

Exciting Sprint Finish on Stage One of the Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge

23 April 2016 - Erik Kleinhans, of Topeak Ergon and Adriaan Louw, gave an exciting end to the 50km Stage One, of the Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge in Kleinmond, when they sprinted to the line! In the exciting...
Sting removed from Garden Route 300

Sting removed from Garden Route 300

04 January 2016 - The traditionally tough Garden Route 300 will be significantly easier on the legs in 2016, as race director Pax Mostert has taken the decision to shorten the daily distances and cut down on the met...
Mountain biker will ride road tour

Mountain biker will ride road tour

03 December 2015 - Three-time marathon mountain biking world champion Christoph Sauser will return to South Africa to ride the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope from 29 February. Swiss-born Sauser has been a long-time s...
My Olympic silver medallist friend

My Olympic silver medallist friend

03 December 2015 - I met someone quite remarkable a few weeks back. I met the man who won a silver medal for breaststroke at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. And although Terence Parkin probably rates that medal h...
Its a GO for the Garden Route 300!

Its a GO for the Garden Route 300!

30 November 2015 - What will you be doing in three months from now? You could be whooping your way through pristine Knysna forest singletrack in the 2016 Garden Route 300 or GR Lite, from 26 to 28 February 2016. Here...
Bulls charged to victory!

Bulls charged to victory!

30 November 2015 - Stage Two of the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails two-day mountain bike stage event closed off on a high note at the picturesque Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Saturday, 28 November 2015. Team Bul...
Origins of Trail kicked off

Origins of Trail kicked off

27 November 2015 - Stage one of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails kicked off in Stellenbosch today (Friday, 27 November 2015). Each year leading mountain bikers welcome the opportunity to relax and enjoy the trails ...
Isuzu Academy riders target Origin of Trails

Isuzu Academy riders target Origin of Trails

18 November 2015 - Four riders from the Isuzu MTB Academy, together with their coach, Jo Dobinson will be seen at the start of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails two-day mountain bike (MTB) stage event in Stellenbosc...
Scribes take on the W2W

Scribes take on the W2W

30 October 2015 - Plenty of journalists have ridden the FNB Wines2Whales MTB stage race. And a few of them have even reported on this iconic race which winds its way through some of the Western Cape’s mos...
Three events in one ride

Three events in one ride

29 October 2015 - Rally sensation Ashley Haigh-Smith’s newest challenge will kick off at the end of this week when he takes on all three FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Events.  ...
Ready, steady GO 2015 WINES2WHALES!

Ready, steady GO 2015 WINES2WHALES!

29 October 2015 - Lourensford Wine Estate will be a hub of excitement tomorrow (Friday 30 October 2015) when just over 1300 eager mountain bikers toe the line to partake in the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three-Day Mount...
Origin of Trails ends at wine estate

Origin of Trails ends at wine estate

27 October 2015 - The organizers of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails are excited to welcome Blaauwklippen Wine Estate as the new finish venue of this much anticipated two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race. &n...
Are you ready for W2W?

Are you ready for W2W?

19 October 2015 - The FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 30 October 2015 with the FNB W2W MTB Adventure. Currently in its ...
The dynamics of women’s teams

The dynamics of women’s teams

09 October 2015 - South Africa has no shortage of stage races and, at some point, you going to want to ride one. But how do you choose a partner, especially if you are a woman? Experienced mountain bike stage race ...
They say he's gonna ride it!

They say he's gonna ride it!

07 October 2015 - After 12 years of being the man behind the Absa Cape Epic, founder Kevin Vermaak is going to experience his race from a new perspective – on a bike. Since its launch in 2004 Vermaak has ...