Elgin Bikes2Blossoms will play its part in celebrating the bicycle with a two-day mountain bike event to be hosted by Trail’s End, Grabouw, commencing on Saturday, October 2. The mountain bike ride, organised by Overberg MTB Events, will include the best of the Grabouw forestry trails, as well as Oak Valley and Paul Cluver. “We’re
Overberg MTB Events have created a bespoke mountain bike event that will take place in Tulbagh on August 14 and 15, 2021. The Tulbagh Olive & Wine MTB Tour is a boutique event, kept small to adhere to lockdown regulations, that will be hosted by Raptor Rise Farm. Distances consist of 50km and 40km respectively.
The De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience will host its third annual mountain bike event from August 20 to 22 at De Hoop Nature Reserve, and there are still some entries available. This year, for the first time in almost six years, the De Hoop Vlei – a Ramsar wetland of international importance – is full
“Riding the Freedom Trail has the potential to change lives. The lives of those riding it and of those along the trail.” – David Waddilove, founder of the Freedom Trail The Freedom Challenge is well known in cycling circles and among endurance sport enthusiasts as a series of mountain bike events held along the Freedom Trail.
The popular Ride2Nowhere and Run2Nowhere will celebrate their respective 10th and fifth anniversary in style when it takes place in McGregor, Western Cape, from September 11 to 12. Entries are now officially open for the two-day mountain bike stage race and the two-day trail run, and organisers urge those interested to secure their spot before
Professional cyclists HB Kruger and Catherine Colyn are gearing up to tackle the fast and punchy mountain bike trails at the Greyt Middelplaas Escape at Middelplaas Farm, Greyton, on April 10. The single-day, action-packed MTB event will offer distances of 60km, 40km, and 20km. Kruger, 29, said with a year filled with uncertainty, as athletes
The renowned De Hoop Collection, together with Overberg MTB Events, has created an all-inclusive package for a mountain bike weekend away, with the first one set for June 4 to 6. This MTB getaway to a pristine wildlife destination is ideal for corporate clients or travelling groups, as well as those training for the Cape
The popular Greyt Middelplaas Escape mountain bike event has added an exciting racing element to its 2021 edition, taking place at Middelplaas Farm, Greyton, on April 10. Due to the uncertain times surrounding everyone, organisers Overberg MTB Events have incorporated a Strava timed-segment element to the event. The leaderboards will automatically be calculated from all
This year’s De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience will offer a pristine getaway weekend filled with untamed and unspoilt mountain bike trails and miles of breath-taking ocean views. The 2021 edition is taking place from August 20 to 22 at De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve. It consists of a sunset ride on Friday, followed
Jennie Stenerhag and Amy McDougall will make their debut at this year’s Stanford MTB Classic when it takes place at the Stanford Valley Guest Farm on February 27. The Western Cape-based race will take on the popular guided ride format and offer a 55km and 25km ride. Stenerhag, a former Swedish national marathon champion, said
Bodytalk practitioner Elana Sissison speaks from the heart, and courageously shares her healing journey to enhance others’ lives. The 57-year-old from Johannesburg suffered from thyroid cancer a few years ago and felt that it would be powerful to share her journey and how Bodytalk helped so much with her healing. “I felt terrible anxiety after
This year’s Stanford MTB Classic will take on the popular guided ride format when the one-day mountain bike event takes place at Stanford Valley Guest Farm, Western Cape, on February 27. Overberg MTB Events used this format for last year’s De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience, which proved to be a great success. Recent Covid-19 restrictions
Race Across South Africa (RASA) organisers have released a short film that encapsulates the essence of the 2 150km, non-stop, self-navigated mountain bike ride that starts in Pietermaritzburg and ends in Wellington. In this beautiful film, two of the event’s stalwarts, Tim James (nine-time finisher and single speed record holder, 2020) and Mike Woolnough (six-time
Visitors can expect an array of top-class vendors when the fifth annual The Gift Market takes place in Hermanus, Western Cape, from December 16 to 23. This unique and popular Christmas market, which invites the whole family, is hosted by Lizette Conradie at Curro Hermanus Independent School and will be open daily from 10am to
Top mountain biker Sarah Hill showed how versatile she could be when she won her first road race at the inaugural Joburg Classic, which took place at Nooitgedacht Primary on November 21. The Galileo Risk rider claimed a narrow win, beating Joanna van de Winkel and Melissa Kretzinger into second and third in the 113km
The Gift Market has been entertaining visitors and providing the Hermanus community with an array of unique and talented vendors for five years. The market, which is taking place from December 16 to 23 at Curro Hermanus Independent School, is a unique annual shopping experience held during the peak of summer. It will be open
Professional mountain biker Sarah Hill felt physically, mentally, and emotionally fulfilled when she won the three-day Sabie Xperience, which started at Floreat Riverside Lodge on November 13. This was the 27-year-old’s first solo stage race win. Hill usually partners up with Theresa Ralph, who placed second in this race. “It was an incredible feeling to
The popular Greyt Escape, which was previously presented as a three-day mountain bike stage race, has packed all the action into a one-day challenge when it takes place at Middelplaas Farm, Greyton, on April 10.
Alex Harris fought through high temperatures and sleep deprivation to ultimately break the Race Across South Africa (RASA) record when he crossed the finish line in Wellington yesterday.
Alex Harris, organiser of the Munga MTB race, has ridden an extremely calculated ride and with less than 24 hours to go and barring catastrophe, he is on track to break the current Race Across South Africa record.