Matt and Marais join up for sani2c

After a while deliberating who was going to partner defending KAP sani2c champion Matt Beers at the 2019 edition, talented cross country rider Stuart Marais will form the second half of the team for the three-day mountain bike race from Glencairn to Scottburgh from May 16-18. Beers and team mate Nico Bell took the NAD Pro MTB Team to the top step of the podium in 2018 despite the pressure from a number of other…

"Matt and Marais join up for sani2c"

DSV with unfinished business at sani2c

The DSV Pro Cycling team of Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit will be pushing to go one better than their runner-up finish at the 2018 edition of the 2019 KAP sani2c when they set off from Glencairn on Thursday, 16 May. It has been a busy year for Heyns and Du Toit as they build towards the three-day showdown next week, but Heyns says they will use their second-place finish last year as a…

"DSV with unfinished business at sani2c"

Enduro champ rides sani2c with grandad

You would expect an 18-year-old national enduro mountain biking champion to ride a stage race with a downhiller, or another enduro adrenalin junkie. And an 84-year-old grandfather is unlikely to team up for three days of riding from Underberg to Scottburgh with a young racing snake, right? Wrong! Arthur Duncan is known to a few KAP sani2c riders from the 2018 event when he completed the 283 km, three-day Adventure edition of the event with…

"Enduro champ rides sani2c with grandad"

PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win

Himeville – After what was a disappointing Absa Cape Epic by their high standards, the PYGA Euro Steel team will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they line up for the 2019 KAP sani2c Race from 16-18 May. Illness to Philip Buys in the lead up to the world’s premier mountain biking stage race last month meant that he and partner Matthys Beukes couldn’t fire on all cylinders. They showed what they…

"PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win"

White, Hearder win Kamberg

Tyronne White and Christie-Leigh Hearder emerged as double champions at the Fuel & Gas Kamberg Classic MTB & Trail Run on Sunday. White (Team Ballito Bicycle Co), winner of last month’s Wartburg Classic, edged out Andrew Hill (Darkhorse Wheels) in Sunday’s 65km MTB race to consolidate his early lead in the Quattro ROAG Series. Meanwhile last year’s joint women’s ROAG Series champion and also a winner in Wartburg, Christie-Leigh Hearder, also made it two wins from…

"White, Hearder win Kamberg"

Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing

The North West Province will be treated to a weekend of exciting off-road racing when the 17th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic returns to ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, June 1, 2019; followed by the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run a day later. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run provide a perfect weekend breakaway for families. The events aim to provide the best off-road routes on offer in…

"Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing"

Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon Defending champion Cosmas Muteti and Lydia Nasimiyu Wafula claimed contrasting victories for Kenya in the 17th annual Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon which took place in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The 42km and 21km events which started and finished in the town of Moshi in Tanzania, attracted a field of just over 6 000 entrants with the top places being dominated by Kenyans. 2018 winner Muteti completed the 42km in…

"Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019"

It’s time to enter the Berg and Bush

Friday, March 1 is a red-letter day for mountain bikers with entries opening for all three of the massively popular Grindrod Bank Berg and Bush events. Riders have a choice of three events: Descent, Great Midweek and The 2 Day Original. All three provide participants with a very different but always rider-centric experience. The Descent is for the racing snakes who are intent on riding as quickly as possible with the focus is on speed…

"It’s time to enter the Berg and Bush"