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Disaster Before Start of 2016 KAP sani2c

Disaster Before Start of 2016 KAP sani2c

10 May 2016 - Just days before the 2016  KAP sani2c Trail was set to start, disaster struck as unseasonal downpours and floods hit the coastline. The sani2c community desperately rallied together over the w...
Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

05 May 2016 - In 2015, Kenyan rider Douglas Sidialo became the first blind rider to complete the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c. Even so, this year, he returned with his tandem partner John Mwangi to deal with unf...
I Am An Ironman

I Am An Ironman

04 May 2016 - “You’re not dying here; You’re not dying now!” Those are the last words Kristian Fesel remembers saying to himself before the world went black. A 12-time Ironman finisher, K...
Fresh Off The Comeback Trail

Fresh Off The Comeback Trail

04 May 2016 - After being diagnosed with the Coxsackievirus in 2015, Roybn de Groot of Team Ascendis Health and Lange Sports was faced with a tough path ahead, and it was a case of stopping, taking a step back a...
Old Mutual JoBerg2C Day 8 Highlights

Old Mutual JoBerg2C Day 8 Highlights

30 April 2016 - Day 8 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c saw the riders negotiate the awe inspiring Umkomaas valley from Ixopo to Jolivet. Highlights include Murray's Meander, Charlie's Catwalk and Nick's pass. They fac...
 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 7 Highlights

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 7 Highlights

29 April 2016 - Day 7 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c took riders from the foothills of Sani Pass over the famous PG Bison floating bridge to MacKenzie Club in Ixopo in the Umkomaas valley. Through incredible farmlan...
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 5 Highlights

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c - Day 5 Highlights

27 April 2016 - Today was day 5 of the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c and the riders enjoyed a 20km neutral zone from Emseni to Winterton where the racing began at the Winterton Country Club. The total distance was 122km w...
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...
2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c  Day 3 Highlights

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c Day 3 Highlights

25 April 2016 - Description: Today was day 3 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c. It was the last day the riders would spend in the Free State as they travelled from Reitz to the spectacular Sterkfontein Dam near Harrism...
2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c - Day 2 Highlights

2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c - Day 2 Highlights

24 April 2016 - Day 2 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c took riders from Frankfort to Reitz in tough windy conditions. Highlights were Boerbull descent, the local boerie at WP 1 and the lamb on the spit at the Reitz sh...
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...
Doctors' Orders to Ride

Doctors' Orders to Ride

13 April 2016 - Working 80-hour weeks in a government hospital is already not a job for the faint-hearted, let alone adding training for the nine-day 900km Old Mutual Joberg2c mountain biking race! But that’...
Jabra Sport Pulse Earphones

Jabra Sport Pulse Earphones

13 April 2016 - Technical Specs: ·         Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity ·         In-ear heart-rate moni...
Ryder Striders antiFOG Glasses

Ryder Striders antiFOG Glasses

13 April 2016 - Technical Specs: ·         Fit: Medium to Small ·         Weight: 26g ·  &...
Cape Town Cycle Tour Announces new CEO

Cape Town Cycle Tour Announces new CEO

01 April 2016 - The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Ram Barkai to the position of Group CEO.   The role of Group CEO is a new one, which has become necessary since...
If You Want My Advice...

If You Want My Advice...

31 March 2016 - After many years and many events, our resident bike guru Obi-Wan can share a few tips and tricks that could help smooth the passage for you in your multi-day stage racing, including how to fix your...
Trip Down Memory (Bike) Lane

Trip Down Memory (Bike) Lane

31 March 2016 - Imagine stepping into a treasure cove where everything you see is gold, from floor to ceiling. Well, for a bike enthusiast, stepping into classic bike collector Vic Cockcroft’s home in Plette...
Tragedy Hits Road Cycling in Europe

Tragedy Hits Road Cycling in Europe

31 March 2016 - Tragedy struck in the 243km Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic in Belgium on Sunday when Belgian rider Antoine Demoitié of team Wanty-Groupe Gobert was involved in a crash and was then hit by a r...
Behind the Scenes at the Absa Cape Epic

Behind the Scenes at the Absa Cape Epic

17 March 2016 - Our behind the scenes correspondent Brett Haggard, gave Modern Cyclist a behind the scenes glimpse into this year's ABSA Epic Cape Epic, a must-read for any for cycling enthusiast ...
Diepsloot Academy Go For Green

Diepsloot Academy Go For Green

16 March 2016 - Five years ago, the Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy faced an uncertain future. All their bikes had been stolen, dreams were crushed, and riders were left without the chance they so desperately want...
Reuben's Quest to Amabubesi

Reuben's Quest to Amabubesi

16 March 2016 - Set to become the first disabled cyclist to join the coveted Amabubesi Club for completing three ABSA Cape Epics later this year, we look back at the epic journey that got Reuben van Niekerk here. ...
Adventure Awaits at Cycle Tour

Adventure Awaits at Cycle Tour

03 March 2016 - This year’s 39th Cape Town Cycle Tour in the first week of March carries the slogan, “The year of change,” a year to shake things up, and Modern Cyclist looked into what you can e...
Chasing that Epic Podium

Chasing that Epic Podium

03 March 2016 - Coming off an incredible 2015 season, Matthys Beukes is planning to hit 2016 still harder and faster! During a short break in training, he took some time out to chat to Modern Cyclist, about his up...
2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

29 February 2016 - The 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge saw over 2000 riders take part, testing their skills on the amazing Greater Simonsberg Conservancy. From sheltered forest sections to open vineyards on a...
L'Eroica Hits South Africa Shores

L'Eroica Hits South Africa Shores

19 February 2016 - The hugely popular international L’Eroica cycling series is coming to South Africa! This Italian born vintage cycling event celebrates the beauty of cycling on vintage bikes, in vintage kit. ...

De Villiers Receives Lifetime Ban from Absa Cape Epic

05 February 2016 -   The Absa Cape Epic has issued a press release announcing that they have banned rider Yolande De Villiers for life after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) alerted the race to an adv...
Big heart, big dreams, and building the JRAD brand

Big heart, big dreams, and building the JRAD brand

03 February 2016 - In our regular new feature "Behind the Helmet," we ask a cycling personality to give us a peek inside their lives. This month, Jaryd Browne was our chosen personality. Jaryd Browne is not only a su...