Stedman back to defend his Drakensberg title

Champagne Sports Resort and nearby Bergville provide the focus for the opening weekend of the Drakensberg Extravaganza sport and cultural festival when the cycling and running events kick off the physical activities of the 11-day fiesta. This week saw a tourism summit and a business fair opening the Extravaganza and then a jazz festival will take place on Friday. However, the action steps up a notch over the weekend with the mountain biking and trail…

"Stedman back to defend his Drakensberg title"

Bergville becomes the centre of attraction

The eyes of the South African cycling (and running) community will focus on the small Drakensberg village of Bergville next week when the Drakensberg Extravaganza rolls into town for a sporting and cultural festival. The Drakensberg Extravaganza is about more than just cycling and running, but the trail run and mountain bike event at Champagne Sports on Saturday November 23, and the road cycling race which starts and finishes in Bergville the next day, are…

"Bergville becomes the centre of attraction"

Sport & culture together for Drak Extravaganza

Mountain biking, road cycling, trail running and a road running event unite next month in the Bergville area as the highlight of the of the sporting side of the Drakensberg Extravaganza multicultural festival. The 10-day festival of cultural and sporting events in the Bergville and Champagne Valley region of KwaZulu-Natal will once again offer something for everybody with a variety of activities ranging from off-road and on-road cycling, trail running and a road-running marathon to a series…

"Sport & culture together for Drak Extravaganza"

Jonkershoek Challenge kicks off series.

On Saturday some of the country’s top trail runners will line up for the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, the opening leg of the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series. The man to beat in the main 39km event is likely to be defending champion Bernard Rukadza who held off Edson Kumwamba in 2018 to record the fastest time for the 39km distance. Rukadza has only not won the event once since the 38km distance was introduced in…

"Jonkershoek Challenge kicks off series."

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"