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About Seamus Allardice

Seamus Allardice is a freelance writer and content creator. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @SeamusAllardice.
27 11, 2020

POC Appoints Switchback Sports as Exclusive Distributors

By |2020-11-27T07:57:44+02:00November 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on POC Appoints Switchback Sports as Exclusive Distributors

Founded in 2017, Switchback Sports distributes a range of premium cycling products to over 200 South African bicycle stores. From December 2020 the Cape Town based outfit will add POC helmets, eyewear and apparel to their portfolio. The Swedish outdoor brand joins a stable of products which include Easton components and wheels, Rondo bikes, Panaracer [...]

23 11, 2020

Suicide Gorge: Failure to Launch

By |2020-11-24T13:34:22+02:00November 23rd, 2020|Oceans & Rivers|Comments Off on Suicide Gorge: Failure to Launch

What makes a successful trip, askes Seamus Allardice? Is it completing the designated route, returning home safely, having fun or leaving satisfied by the choices you made when things were beyond your comfort level? When is it okay to pull the plug on an adventure without feeling like you chickened out? In some cases, the [...]

18 11, 2020

Carmién Celebrates Successful Rooibos2Muisbos MTB

By |2020-11-18T17:11:07+02:00November 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Carmién Celebrates Successful Rooibos2Muisbos MTB

The 2020 Rooibos2Muisbos by Carmién cycling event brought over 900 riders to the Piekenierskloof area, on the 14th of November. Taking part in three events, over two distances, they were treated to cool weather, spectacular scenery and warm hospitality by a region eager to welcome visitors back after the travails of the Covid-19 lockdown. Due [...]

12 11, 2020

Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

By |2020-12-21T08:05:21+02:00November 12th, 2020|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

This January the now semi-annual Diverge summer bikepacking trip (2018 | 2020) will venture into the Langeberge to cross the fabled Gysmanshoek Pass. Possibly the only gravel pass that is still open to the public crossing the mountain range which separates the Western Cape's coastal plains from the Klein Karoo. The pass was forged, in [...]

5 11, 2020

Introducing The Adventure Collective

By |2020-11-05T13:33:26+02:00November 5th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Introducing The Adventure Collective

Bicycle South is proud to announce the launch of The Adventure Collective - South Africa’s first community hub for bikepacking and adventure cycling. We’ve partnered with leading cycling and outdoor brands * to create an exciting rewards programme to fuel your bicycle adventures. By joining the Adventure Collective, you can access incredible industry discounts and [...]

2 11, 2020

Race Around the Pot in 2021

By |2020-11-02T08:40:06+02:00November 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Race Around the Pot in 2021

Entries for the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, presented by SEESA, opened on Sunday, 1 November. The 2021 races – which include a 25-miler, 60-miler, 100-miler and ultra-endurance 200-miler – are set to take place on Saturday, 24 July. Riders who held entries to the Covid-19 affected 2020 event will be able to roll their [...]

16 10, 2020

Lottering set for 24-hour record attempt on the Montagu Pass in aid of Reach for a Dream

By |2020-10-15T14:47:12+02:00October 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lottering set for 24-hour record attempt on the Montagu Pass in aid of Reach for a Dream

Extreme endurance cyclist, Grant Lottering, will yet again push his body to the limit for charity. In aid of the Reach for a Dream Foundation, Grant Lottering, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, CompCare Medical Scheme and Air Mauritius, will attempt to climb and descend the historic world-renowned all gravel Montagu Pass outside George in the [...]

9 10, 2020

Carmién Welcomes Mountain Bikers to Piekenierskloof

By |2020-10-09T16:13:10+02:00October 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Carmién Welcomes Mountain Bikers to Piekenierskloof

The second edition of the Rooibos2Muisbos mountain biking event is excited to have Carmién Rooibos Tea as title sponsor for the 2020 event and is set to showcase the hidden beauty of Piekenierskloof. On the western edge of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains a fertile region perfect for cultivating award winning old growth Grenache bush vines [...]

8 10, 2020

SHEveresting Success

By |2020-10-08T10:03:28+02:00October 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on SHEveresting Success

With gale force winds and a late season cold front blowing into the Western Cape, over the Heritage Day long weekend, the SHEveresting women brought their Everesting attempt forward. Making use of the public holiday and the only day of fine weather 11 women set out at 4:30am – on Thursday, 24 September – to [...]

6 10, 2020

Join the Zoar Bigshots and Ride for Cycling Development

By |2020-10-06T08:07:19+02:00October 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Join the Zoar Bigshots and Ride for Cycling Development

Nestled on the Klein Karoo plain at the mouth of the magnificent Seweweekspoort is the settlement of Zoar. Sadly, despite the natural beauty which surrounds it, it is one of the most impoverished villages in the Western Cape. Unemployment, alcoholism and drug abuse are high, with young people in particular bearing the brunt of these [...]

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