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23 04, 2024

Lions Karoo to Coast Welcomes Racers with CSA Sanctioning

By |2024-04-23T20:41:56+02:00April 23rd, 2024|News|Comments Off on Lions Karoo to Coast Welcomes Racers with CSA Sanctioning

The Lions Karoo to Coast will be a Cycling South Africa sanctioned event for the first time in nearly a decade when it takes place on Sunday, 22 September 2024. This will allow riders with racing licences to take part again and ensures that the local development riders are able to compete, on home turf, [...]

15 08, 2023

Iconic Passes and Gravel Grand Finale at 2023 Prince George 100 Miler

By |2023-08-15T12:59:20+02:00August 15th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Iconic Passes and Gravel Grand Finale at 2023 Prince George 100 Miler

On the 14th of October gravel racers will gather in Prince Albert, at the northern foot of the Swartberg Pass for the grand finale of the inaugural Western Cape Gravel Cup. The second edition of the Prince George Monumental 100 Miler will take them up and over the Swartberg Pass, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, [...]

14 07, 2023

Entries Open for Old Hermon Gravel Ride

By |2023-07-14T11:33:59+02:00July 14th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Entries Open for Old Hermon Gravel Ride

The call of the bugle heralded one of the success stories of the burgeoning gravel scene in 2022; the Old Hermon Gravel Ride attracted more than 800 riders to the heart of the Swartland for a choice of three distances, ticking the box for gravel and mountain bike riders of all abilities and making the [...]

15 05, 2023

Wayne van der Walt Cuts Through the Mud to Win 36ONE MTB Challenge

By |2023-05-15T11:31:24+02:00May 15th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Wayne van der Walt Cuts Through the Mud to Win 36ONE MTB Challenge

22-year-old Wayne van der Walt gambled on his gear choice, racing a gravel bike at the 2023 36ONE MTB Challenge. Despite warnings against it and being the only rider in the elite group to be on a drop-bar bike he prevailed. Perhaps in fact because of his bike choice. Though doing so required a significant [...]

1 08, 2022

News24 Provides Backdrop for and Coverage of Gravel vs MTB Across the Tankwa Karoo

By |2022-08-01T16:39:19+02:00August 1st, 2022|News|Comments Off on News24 Provides Backdrop for and Coverage of Gravel vs MTB Across the Tankwa Karoo

The R355 is South Africa’s most famous gravel road. Or most infamous rather. Famed for shredding the tyres of pilgrims on their way to Africa Burn, or those of motorcycle adventurers seeking isolation in the heart of the Tankwa Karoo. For cyclists it holds a special attraction. It is the longest uninterrupted gravel road in [...]

8 04, 2022

Gravel Grinder’s Guide to Piketberg

By |2022-04-08T08:52:53+02:00April 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Gravel Grinder’s Guide to Piketberg

A vast network of gravel roads criss-crosses the Bergrivier Tourism Region and Swartland surrounds. From the economic hub of Piketberg cyclists can explore the mountain bike mecca of Piket-Bo-Berg or grind along district road and jeep tracks to towns like Aurora, Goedverwacht and Redelinghuys. Accommodation option abound too, as do cyclist friendly restaurants, farm stalls [...]

8 10, 2019

Maloti 100: Hell’s Teeth Boet, that was Tough

By |2019-10-08T09:05:13+02:00October 8th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|2 Comments

Is there a more Eastern Cape phrase than “Hell’s Teeth”? It also happens to accurately describe the inaugural Maloti 100. It was without a doubt the toughest day I’ve ever spent on a bike. But it was still incredible and I’ll definitely be back in 2020. Truly Unique What makes the Maloti 100 so special [...]

17 07, 2019

Slack Pack and Back

By |2019-07-17T09:37:33+02:00July 17th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|Comments Off on Slack Pack and Back

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. Certainly. And who am I to argue with Grahame’s legendary Ratty? But I will present, as a close second, bicycles. To subvert one of the [...]

5 06, 2019

Exciting Updates for Chas Everitt Around The Pot – Overberg 100Miler – Presented by SEESA

By |2019-06-05T15:26:26+02:00June 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Exciting Updates for Chas Everitt Around The Pot – Overberg 100Miler – Presented by SEESA

It is not just the end of the event name which sees a change for the 2019 edition of the Chas Everitt Around The Pot - Overberg 100Miler - Presented by SEESA. The final five kilometres of the route has been updated too. The changes will bring the arduous but rewarding ride to a more [...]

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 [...]

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