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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.
18 09, 2019

Fierce Battle Ahead as Mountain Bikers Race from the Karoo to the Coast

By |2019-09-21T14:30:18+02:00September 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Fierce Battle Ahead as Mountain Bikers Race from the Karoo to the Coast

The 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast may not feature any professional mountain bikers but with a host of top amateurs taking part victory, in South Africa’s largest single day event, is sure to be fiercely contested. The 96-kilometre route, from the Karoo town of Uniondale to Knysna on the Indian Ocean coast, features 1 560 metres [...]

18 09, 2019

Schuttertt and Giliomee Wrap-Up BUCO Dr Evil Classic Titles

By |2019-09-21T15:37:50+02:00September 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Schuttertt and Giliomee Wrap-Up BUCO Dr Evil Classic Titles

The final stage of the 2019 BUCO Dr Evil Classic concluded three fantastic days of mountain biking with a singletrack packed stage around the Cairnbrogie and Harkerville trails on Saturday, 21 September. Matthew Leppan sprinted to his second stage victory of the race, holding off Martin Schuttertt; who wrapped-up the overall title. In the solo [...]

18 09, 2019

Kwano Cycling Academy Riders Shine at BUCO Dr Evil Classic

By |2019-09-20T17:10:08+02:00September 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Kwano Cycling Academy Riders Shine at BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Siphe Ncapayi finished the opening stage of the BUCO Dr Evil Classic 11 minutes and 2 seconds behind the stage winner. On Friday’s Stage 2, which started and finished at Kurland Hotel, he reduced that deficit to just 34 seconds. With two third place finishes now to his name, it is clear that, the Kwano [...]

18 09, 2019

Family Feuds or Family Fun at the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

By |2019-09-19T16:40:58+02:00September 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Family Feuds or Family Fun at the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Knysna’s Giliomee and Bosman Families are taking part in the BUCO Dr Evil Classic as a family adventure. Like all families though, they are not immune from a healthy dose of sibling rivalry. Or in the Giliomee’s case sibling and parental rivalries. Brothers Jaco and Cecil Bosman are riding the three-day mountain bike stage race [...]

18 09, 2019

Wild Welcome to the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

By |2019-09-18T16:53:36+02:00September 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wild Welcome to the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Registration for the 2019 BUCO Dr Evil Classic took place at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve on Wednesday, 18 September. Situated inland, on a plateau between the Bietou and Keurbooms Rivers, from the coastal resort town and its idyllic white sand beaches the Game Reserve boasts three of the Big Five. Zebra, blue wildebeest and [...]

16 09, 2019

A Semi-Secret Gem

By |2019-09-16T18:09:14+02:00September 16th, 2019|Oceans & Rivers|Comments Off on A Semi-Secret Gem

You’d think semi-secret surf spots are rarer than hen’s teeth. But you might just be wrong. Seamus Allardice for one thought they were rare objects of his fantasies, until not so long ago. And he’s never been so happy to be proven wrong. It was too early on one of those days of milky winter [...]

16 09, 2019

Swamble Fun and Adventures in SwimRun

By |2019-09-16T13:54:40+02:00September 16th, 2019|Oceans & Rivers|Comments Off on Swamble Fun and Adventures in SwimRun

Seamus Allardice took part in his first SwimRun in Wilderness on the 13th and 14th of September. The concept of swimming and scrambling (or Swambling) down the Kaaimans River was the hook, but the Torpedo SwimRun Wild provided far more adventure than just those four early kilometres. See, how much fun does Swambling look? [...]

11 09, 2019

When Being Brave Isn’t Quite Enough

By |2019-09-11T23:04:51+02:00September 11th, 2019|Oceans & Rivers|1 Comment

Big wave spots are by their very nature intimidating places, the waves are rapidly moving apartment block sized hunks of blue liquid, the impact zone is a churning mess of foam and eddies and the topography of the ocean floor is best left unconsidered. Especially in the Cape, where what lurks beneath is treated by [...]

5 09, 2019

BMT Fairtree’s First Oversees Trip

By |2019-09-10T08:23:20+02:00September 5th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|Comments Off on BMT Fairtree’s First Oversees Trip

The South African mountain biking development academy team, BMT Fairtree, made their first international trip to take part in the 2019 Swiss Epic. Just getting to Davos was half the battle for Luyanda Thobigunya and Zola Ngxakeni. In a field filled with mountain bikers accustomed to traveling to races Luyanda Thobigunya and Zola Ngxakeni were [...]

28 08, 2019

Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

By |2019-08-28T10:34:42+02:00August 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The 17th edition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Race and Repeat will take place on Saturday the 15th and Saturday the 22th of August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or [...]