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26 02, 2024

100 Brave Souls to Take on the Trans Baviaans Repeat, Solo

By |2024-02-26T22:03:47+02:00February 26th, 2024|News|Comments Off on 100 Brave Souls to Take on the Trans Baviaans Repeat, Solo

The iconic Trans Baviaans celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2024. Racing from Willowmore, in the Karoo, to Jefferys Bay, on the South African East Coast, through the Baviaanskloof has remained a stern challenge throughout the last two decades; despite advancements in mountain bike technology. Due to the size of the challenge, which least we forget [...]

19 10, 2023

29 Years of To Hell and Back

By |2023-10-19T10:37:45+02:00October 19th, 2023|News|Comments Off on 29 Years of To Hell and Back

South Africa’s oldest mountain bike stage race, To Hell and Back, celebrates its 29th edition this year. On the 11th of November 2023 riders will race up the Swartberg Pass and down the road to hell. Then on the 12th they will turn around and climb back out of Gamkaskloof along a route which is [...]

22 08, 2022

Muddy Repeat of the Trans Baviaans

By |2022-08-22T11:27:32+02:00August 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Muddy Repeat of the Trans Baviaans

The 2022 Trans Baviaans Repeat took place in challenging – if not quite as cold as the Race, the weekend before – conditions on Saturday, 20 August. Yet, rain still fell, the wind still blew and riders were subjected to a muddy finale after a wet 24 hours in Jeffreys Bay before their arrival. It [...]

14 08, 2022

Uncle Fish Swim On, While Others Flounder in the Muddy Baviaanskloof

By |2022-08-14T20:37:03+02:00August 14th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Uncle Fish Swim On, While Others Flounder in the Muddy Baviaanskloof

The 2022 Trans Baviaans Race was among the most brutal events in recent memory, due to icy rain and cold temperatures. Every rider who finished, be it on Saturday afternoon or in the late hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning, can thus be very happy with their effort. There are of course those who [...]

10 08, 2022

Fierce Racing and Chilly Conditions Expected at the 2022 Trans Baviaans Race

By |2022-08-10T17:46:47+02:00August 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Fierce Racing and Chilly Conditions Expected at the 2022 Trans Baviaans Race

The 2022 edition of the Trans Baviaans Race takes place on Saturday, the 13th of August. Starting in Willowmore and finishing in Jefferys Bay, the 230 kilometre traverse of the Baviaanskloof is one of South Africa’s most iconic mountain bike races. Over 1 000 riders, competing in teams of two to four, will take on the [...]

19 06, 2022

Locals Dominate Discovery George MUT 100km

By |2022-06-19T09:21:46+02:00June 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Locals Dominate Discovery George MUT 100km

The inaugural 100 kilometre race in the Discovery George MUT was dominated by George locals with three of the six podium places filled by men and women from the Garden Route. Trail running legend Bruce Arnett set the benchmark time for the new route, at 12 hours, 40 minute and 59 seconds. He was followed [...]

19 06, 2022

Records Tumble, Thanks to Reilly and Greyling, at the Discovery George MUT

By |2022-06-19T07:43:32+02:00June 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Records Tumble, Thanks to Reilly and Greyling, at the Discovery George MUT

Kane Reilly took exactly 7 minutes off his 60 kilometre course record at the 2022 Discovery George MUT, on Saturday, 18 June. Landie Greyling, a former Garden Route resident, bettered her 42 kilometre course record by a staggering 20 minutes and 35 seconds. While Bruce Arnett and Tarrin van Niekerk wrapped up the inaugural 100 [...]

13 06, 2022

Festival of Trail Running Taking Place This Long Weekend

By |2022-06-13T13:12:31+02:00June 13th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Festival of Trail Running Taking Place This Long Weekend

The 2022 Discovery George MUT is more than just a trail run. Taking place from the 16th to the 19th of June it is a true festival of trail running. Starting with a Vertical Kilometre competition on Thursday morning and ending with prize giving, for the longer distance 42-, 60- and 100-kilometre events, on Sunday [...]

13 06, 2022

Discovery George MUT Brings a Trail Running Festival to the Garden Route

By |2022-06-13T12:30:08+02:00June 13th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Discovery George MUT Brings a Trail Running Festival to the Garden Route

The 2022 Discovery George MUT is more than just a trail run. Taking place from the 16th to the 19th of June it is a true festival of trail running. Starting with a Vertical Kilometre competition on Thursday morning and ending with prize giving, for the longer distances 42, 60- and 100-kilometre events, on Sunday [...]

20 04, 2022

Discovery Re-Establishes Support for George Mountain Ultra Trail

By |2022-04-20T13:46:23+02:00April 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Discovery Re-Establishes Support for George Mountain Ultra Trail

From 2022, the George Mountain Ultra Trail will once again be known as the Discovery George MUT. And as in-person events make a much-awaited comeback, Discovery has re-established its support for the trail run and affiliated events in the Garden Route. The 2022 Discovery George MUT is scheduled to take place on the 18th of [...]

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