The story of the Covid-19 pandemic is still unfolding. Seamus Allardice looks at the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, thus far, on the South African cycling industry where events have been cancelled or postponed, bicycle shops are closed and manufacturers have shut their doors. When they open will the economy be in a fit state to allow racing to resume? That we don’t know, but what we do know is that everyone seems to be on Zwift and if the pro athletes, like Sarah Hill, can beat the boredom and complete their workouts they may well be stronger than ever when the lock-down lifts. Read the Lock-down story in the May issue of Full Sus, which will be available online.


Featuring interviews with Henco Rademeyer, on the Glacier Cradle Traverse and 36ONE MTB Challenge; Farmer Glen Haw, on sani2c; Craig Wapnick, on joberg2c; John Swanepoel, on the Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo; Siska van der Bijl, on the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek; Danie van Wyk, on Squirt Cycling Products, Specialized Stellenbosch’s Craig Boyes; Damon Murphy of Cycle Lab; and elite mountain biker Sarah Hill the podcast looks at the effects of the Covid-19 lock-down on every aspect of the cycling industry.

The first cycling industry victim of the Covid-19 crisis was the 2020 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic.

Craig Boyes (front) provided insights into the workings, or not as the case may be, of a local bike shop during the lock-down. Photo by

Sarah Hill provides the elite riders’ perspective to the lock-down. Photo by Jacques Marais.