About Seamus Allardice

Seamus Allardice is a freelance writer and content creator. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @SeamusAllardice.
18 08, 2019

Uncle Fish Best Suited to Damp Trans Baviaans Repeat

By |2019-08-18T10:05:37+02:00August 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Gawie Combrinck and Gerrit de Vries, riding as the aptly named Uncle Fish team overcame damp conditions to win a very challenging Trans Baviaans Repeat; on Saturday, 17 August. The second event in the 2019 Trans Baviaans stable, which followed the same 230 kilometre course from Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, was contested in testing weather. [...]

14 08, 2019

Trans Baviaans Repeat – No Mysteries in the Kloof the Second Time Around

By |2019-08-14T10:33:19+02:00August 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Over the sixteen year history of the Trans Baviaans the greatest topic of debate before each Race has been the road conditions. 230 kilometres is, by any cyclist’s standards, a long distance. On gravel roads and jeep tracks that link Willowmore to Jeffery’s Bay, via the Baviaanskloof, there is amble opportunity for the route to [...]

11 08, 2019

dormakaba and Galileo Risk Overcome Rough Terrain to win 2019 Trans Baviaans

By |2019-08-11T01:04:30+02:00August 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The 2019 Trans Baviaans, which took place in the Eastern Cape on Saturday 10 August, was won by the dormakaba and Galileo Risk teams. They and their fellow competitors in the Trans Baviaans Race, the first of two events, had to brave the roughest conditions in years on the traverse through the Baviaanskloof. Floods in [...]

9 08, 2019

Willowmore Abuzz Ahead of 2019 Trans Baviaans Race

By |2019-08-09T21:38:02+02:00August 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The sleepy Eastern Cape town of Willowmore is never as busy as it is right now. On the dusty main road; not a parking spot is to be found and pedestrians have to dodge bicycles and cars crawling at walking pace through town, as there is simply no space on the pavements. Knysna has the [...]

2 08, 2019

Posthumus, Smith, Hill, Ralph and Co Race the Elements at Trans Baviaans

By |2019-08-02T16:33:23+02:00August 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The 2019 Trans Baviaans, ultra-endurance mountain bike race, is set to take place on Saturday the 10th of August. Among the 1 250 riders who will roll across the start line in Willowmore, on their way to Jeffery’s Bay are Mike Posthumus, Derrin Smith, Sarah Hill and Theresa Ralph. Though the quartet of riders from dormakaba [...]

30 07, 2019

Introducing a 100 Miler Series across South Africa

By |2019-07-31T18:54:13+02:00July 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

100 Miler event organizers in South Africa have come together to present the first ever 100 Miler Series in South Africa. Races forming part of the series that kicks off in 2020 are: Ride the Karoo Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo Race to the Sun Trans Elands Around the Pot Maloti 100 Miler Race to the [...]

17 07, 2019

Slack Pack and Back

By |2019-07-17T09:37:33+02:00July 17th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. Certainly. And who am I to argue with Grahame’s legendary Ratty? But I will present, as a close second, bicycles. To subvert one of the [...]

15 07, 2019

Apex of Chamois Comfort

By |2019-07-15T23:25:29+02:00July 15th, 2019|Gear Reviews|0 Comments

Ciovita's new Apex kit range is something pretty special. But while their puffer riding jackets are exceptionally warm and their ceramic sleeved jerseys (that's a full article in and of it self) it's the Apex bibs that steal the show. They are gloriously comfortable. Apex vs Supremo bibs. Photo by Steve Thistle. Now [...]

10 07, 2019

De Hoop Adventures by Bike

By |2019-07-10T10:39:32+02:00July 10th, 2019|Moors & Prairies|0 Comments

Seamus Allardice spent his formulative years riding bikes around De Hoop Nature Reserve. And his long-time friend Jacques Rademan joined him for many a ride. So, when Seamus invited Jacques to accompany him on a trip to their childhood stomping grounds, with the added bonus of staying in a luxurious De Hoop Collection cottage, there [...]

28 06, 2019

Diverge Podcast: Robyn de Groot

By |2019-06-28T11:41:48+02:00June 28th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

In this episode of the Diverge Podcast Seamus Allardice chats to, 6 time South African Mountain Biking Marathon Champion, Robyn de Groot. De Groot is recovering from surgery to rectify iliac artery endofibrosis, which is the narrowing of one of the main arteries transporting blood to one's legs. Her recovery has come at a better [...]