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Seamus Allardice is a freelance writer and content creator you can follow him on Twitter @SeamusAllardice.
16 03, 2019

Diverge Podcast: Live from the Cape Epic 2019 – Amabubesi Breakfast

By |2019-03-16T16:03:55+02:00March 16th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live from the Amabubesi Breakfast ahead of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. The Amabubesi finisher’s club is for all riders who have completed three or more races and every year on the day before the race they stage an informal gathering. With lots of famous mountain [...]

15 03, 2019

Follow, Like and Watch the Absa Cape Epic Live

By |2019-03-15T11:20:15+02:00March 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

This year you will be able to get closer than ever to the Absa Cape Epic, by following the action from the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race live from the trails, at each race village or via the growing range of digital mediums. If spectating is not enough, you can engage further and play the [...]

14 03, 2019

Gaze and Van Der Breggen Storm to Champions Race Success

By |2019-03-14T17:59:35+02:00March 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

On Wednesday the 13th of March the Kaymandi Sports Fields and BMX track hosted the 2019 Champions Race. The Stellenbosch based sporting and education charity attracted eight former and reigning World Champions, three Olympic Gold Medallists and the reigning European Champion. Accounting for three of those eleven titles between them Sam Gaze and [...]

13 03, 2019

MTB Champions Assemble for Showpiece

By |2019-03-13T08:16:19+02:00March 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The traditional final race before the Absa Cape Epic, the Champions Race is set to take place in Kayamandi on Wednesday the 13th of March. This year’s event will once again boast an all-star international field and entry is free to spectators wishing to watch the action unfold live. The racing gets underway with [...]

11 03, 2019

Trials by Fire, Wind and Water at the CTCT

By |2019-03-14T17:48:37+02:00March 11th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

“It’s just the same loop around the peninsula, how difficult could it be to organise?” one of sponsors of the Cape Town Cycle Tour half-jokingly asked Dave Bellairs, the marketing, media and sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. Very, it turns out! “No two years are the same” Bellairs sighed, putting down [...]

9 03, 2019

T-10 Days: An Absa Cape Epic Form Check

By |2019-03-09T15:44:17+02:00March 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

For the second year in a row the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s MTB Challenge has played a pivotal role in the build up to the Absa Cape Epic. In 2018 it was defending women’s champion Jennie Stenerhag who emerged from the event unable to defend her title, after tearing a hamstring in a seemingly innocuous [...]

7 03, 2019

Diverge Podcast | Episode 4: 2019 Absa Cape Epic Route & Form Guide

By |2019-03-07T00:00:23+02:00March 7th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Tune in to Episode 4 of the Diverge Podcast with host Seamus Allardice as he talks through the Absa Cape Epic route and the form of the UCI men's and women's category riders 10 days out from the 2019 race. Coming hot on the revaluation that Howard Grotts has withdrawn from his title defense bid, [...]

22 02, 2019

Bikamino: A Bicycle Journey through the Heart of Namaqualand

By |2019-02-22T15:40:56+02:00February 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Inspired by the Camino de Santiago – pilgrimage to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – the Bikamino is a pilgrimage of a different sort. A journey by bicycle; through the ancient heartland of South Africa, past copper mines which pre-date European colonialism, to the wildest of coastlines – the Namaqua Coastal Route. The Bikamino, [...]

17 02, 2019

Diverge Podcast | Episode 3: Dave Bellairs

By |2019-02-17T15:02:27+02:00February 17th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

For Episode 3 of the Diverge Podcast Seamus Allardice sat down with the Director of the Cycle Tour Trust, Dave Bellairs. Dave and his team organise the world largest individually timed bicycle race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour which has for years set the benchmark for mass participation cycling events around the world. But organising [...]

11 02, 2019

Diverge Podcast | Episode 2: Mariske Strauss

By |2019-02-11T22:51:07+02:00February 11th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

In this episode of the Diverge Podcast, host, Seamus Allardice spoke to 15 time South African champion Mariske Strauss. Strauss had returned the previous day from a victorious campaign, alongside her Silverback Fairtree teammate Jennie Stenerhag, at the Tankwa Trek - a UCI S1 stage race in the Koue Bokkeveld region of South Africa. They [...]