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Seamus Allardice is a freelance writer and content creator. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @SeamusAllardice.
18 12, 2020

Attakwas Extreme Postponed Due to Second Wave

By |2020-12-18T11:35:25+02:00December 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Attakwas Extreme Postponed Due to Second Wave

Momentum Medical Scheme, Biogen and Dryland Event Management have taken the decision to postpone the 2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen. Given the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in the Garden Route in general, and Oudtshoorn in particular, staging an event of this size would not be responsible. After careful consideration to [...]

18 12, 2020

OUTsurance to Present the Torpedo SwimRun Series in 2020 and Beyond

By |2020-12-18T09:50:38+02:00December 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on OUTsurance to Present the Torpedo SwimRun Series in 2020 and Beyond

OUTsurance, the insurer where you always get something out, will help ensure you get in[to] SwimRuns this year, and beyond. Torpedo SwimRun, South Africa’s premier SwimRun event organisers, are proud to announce OUTsurance as the series’ presenting sponsor. The sponsorship commenced with the Torpedo #GetWrecked Cape Experience by OUTsurance, on the 6th of December 2020. [...]

13 12, 2020

Quénet Siblings KnockOut All Comers at Torpedo SwimRun by OUTsurance

By |2020-12-13T18:17:14+02:00December 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Quénet Siblings KnockOut All Comers at Torpedo SwimRun by OUTsurance

Nick and Alexandra Quénet once again proved unstoppable in a SwimRun event when they each won their age group and overall titles at the inaugural Torpedo KnockOut by OUTsurance. The Siblings both blitzed the course, setting the fastest men’s and women’s overall times in qualifying. Then made short work of their 19 to 29 age [...]

10 12, 2020

Injury Puts Breaks on Im’possible Tour

By |2020-12-10T13:34:48+02:00December 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Injury Puts Breaks on Im’possible Tour

45 hours 43 minutes into his #xtremeSA2020 Im’possible Tour, Grant Lottering was forced to stop his toughest solo fundraising ride due to injury and the elements. He was attempting to cycle over 2 000km on gravel roads , including 22 300m of climbing, in just 100 hours. After 824km of the 2 020km #xtremeSA2020 Im’possible [...]

2 12, 2020

Tough Start to the Im’Possible Tour but Lottering is Soldiering On

By |2020-12-02T23:13:12+02:00December 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Tough Start to the Im’Possible Tour but Lottering is Soldiering On

When Grant Lottering rolled out of Nottingham Road on Tuesday evening, at 18:00, his sights were set on maintaining a 20-kilometre per hour average speed for the next 100 hours. Factored into his meticulous preparation were allocated stops to refuel, stretch and sleep. The route was mapped out in detail, too, with text instructions for [...]

1 12, 2020

Im’possible Tour: 2 000km to Go

By |2020-12-01T15:18:30+02:00December 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Im’possible Tour: 2 000km to Go

Ultra-endurance cyclist Grant Lottering starts his 2020 Im’possible Tour on Tuesday evening at 18:00. The route for his #xtremeSA2020 ride will see him cycle, virtually non-stop, from Nottingham Road, in KwaZulu Natal, to Imbuko Wines outside Wellington, in the Western Cape. The plan is for Lottering to complete the 2 000-kilometre journey within 100 hours of [...]

27 11, 2020

SA’s top mountain bikers to converge at KAP sani2c next week

By |2020-11-27T12:12:04+02:00November 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on SA’s top mountain bikers to converge at KAP sani2c next week

The world’s largest three-day mountain bike stage race, the KAP sani2c, is set to be the highlight of a COVID-19 stricken 2020 race calendar, as South Africa’s best marathon mountain bikers battle it out for the title. The tough 265kms of racing between Underberg and Scottburgh in KwaZulu-Natal takes place next week from 3-5 December, [...]

27 11, 2020

Grant Lottering’s Im’possible Tour

By |2020-11-27T11:42:16+02:00November 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Grant Lottering’s Im’possible Tour

On Tuesday morning, 1 December 2020, Grant Lottering will depart from Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal, on a non-stop solo ride through the Eastern and Western Cape to finish on Sunday, 6 December in the Ceres Valley, Wellington. He will have to ride day and night, climbing 22 300m and covering a total distance of 2 000km, [...]

27 11, 2020

To Hell and Back: The Legend Continues

By |2020-11-27T10:40:34+02:00November 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Hell and Back: The Legend Continues

The 26th edition of the original South African mountain bike stage race, To Hell and Back, took place in mid-November 2020 and was dubbed the Phoenix Edition. With Covid-19 and in the wake of a fire which swept through Gamkaskloof in December 2019 the event had to be adapted. A new race village in the [...]

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 [...]

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