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27 02, 2024

Meet the PedalForGood Jersey Contenders at the 2024 Absa Cape Epic

By |2024-03-06T16:02:23+02:00February 27th, 2024|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Meet the PedalForGood Jersey Contenders at the 2024 Absa Cape Epic

The Pedal Project is an official Absa Cape Epic charity and a community-based mental health support programme, which utilises mountain biking as a vehicle for empowering children from historically disadvantaged communities. At the 2024 Untamed African Mountain Bike Race the programme will be rewarding a group of UCI Women’s teams as they #PedalForGood. The unofficial [...]

20 02, 2024

Pedal Project Creates Racing Sub-Category Within the UCI Women’s Field

By |2024-02-20T20:31:23+02:00February 20th, 2024|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Pedal Project Creates Racing Sub-Category Within the UCI Women’s Field

The Pedal Project – a community-based mental health support programme which utilises mountain biking as a vehicle for empowering children from historically disadvantaged communities – is an official charity of the Absa Cape Epic. In an attempt to raise awareness of the charity, to promote healthy competition throughout the race, and to highlight the achievements [...]

23 11, 2023

Baviaans Bikepacking: The January 2024 Diverge Trip

By |2023-11-23T12:03:55+02:00November 23rd, 2023|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Baviaans Bikepacking: The January 2024 Diverge Trip

For the fifth time, since 2018, Diverge.info will be hosting a year-starting bikepacking trip. This year the route takes in the spectacular Baviaans Mega Reserve, travelling east from Willowmore before crossing the Kouga mountains and dropping into the Patensie. Then the course turns north west, ascending the Baviaanskloof, back towards Willowmore. In total the four [...]

19 09, 2023

Reflecting on the 2023 Race With Soul

By |2023-09-19T13:01:46+02:00September 19th, 2023|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Reflecting on the 2023 Race With Soul

The 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, took solo racers and teams on a journey through some of the Southern Cape’s most spectacular landscapes. From the plantations and indigenous forests of George, through the orchards and fynbos of the Langkloof and into the usually arid Klein Karoo. A record season of [...]

22 02, 2023

Wild Camping: A Bike-Slackpacking Tour with a Difference

By |2023-02-22T22:06:42+02:00February 22nd, 2023|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Wild Camping: A Bike-Slackpacking Tour with a Difference

The first week in January is for bikepacking trips, writes Seamus Allardice. Well, bike-slackpacking trips. Who wants to carry their gear on a bike when a bakkie could do all the heavy lifting? Which is why he organised a wild camping tour to kick of 2023. In 2018 we rode from Stellenbosch to Opsoek. In [...]

13 09, 2021

Hell’s Teeth, Boet

By |2021-09-13T09:02:07+02:00September 13th, 2021|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Hell’s Teeth, Boet

I’ve expected my “agh, how hard could it be” attitude to catch up with me eventually. I just didn’t expect it to be on the road from Hell. In hindsight, that was foolish. Hell's teeth, boet; that was tough writes Seamus Allardice. Since January 2018 I’ve organised or been on a bike packing trip every [...]

24 04, 2019

Diverge Podcast: Easter Bikepacking Adventure

By |2019-04-24T14:22:04+02:00April 24th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Diverge Podcast: Easter Bikepacking Adventure

Over the Easter long weekend Seamus Allardice joined former pro cyclist, Jaco Pelser, on a bikepacking adventure through the Western Cape. Their four day trip took in nearly 400km of riding, four iconic towns and over 200km of spectacular gravel roads. The pair were joined for the final day, by fellow cycling adventure seeker, Mynardt [...]

24 04, 2019

Easter Bikepacking Adventure

By |2019-04-24T14:12:09+02:00April 24th, 2019|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Easter Bikepacking Adventure

Over the Easter long weekend Seamus Allardice joined former pro cyclist Jaco Pelser on a bikepacking adventure through the Western Cape. Their four day trip took in nearly 400km of riding, four iconic towns and over 200km of spectacular gravel road. The pair were joined on the final day by fellow cycling adventure seeker Mynardt [...]

8 01, 2018

Ride to Opsoek

By |2018-01-08T14:27:36+02:00January 8th, 2018|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Ride to Opsoek

On the 2nd of January 2018 David le Roux, Andrew Robb and Seamus Allardice set out from Stellenbosch for the Klein Karoo on an epic four day mountain bike ride. Following gravel roads whenever possible the trio traversed the Western Cape from Rustenberg Wine Estate to Opsoek, a small farming community near the mouth of [...]

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