Gravel Bikes

21 11, 2022

Join the hunt at the Stanford 100 Miler

By |2022-11-21T14:06:31+02:00November 21st, 2022|News|0 Comments

On 10 December 2022, the discerning gravel bike and mountain bike rider will be (or should be) saddling up for the ultimate gravel hunt at the Stanford 100 Miler. Blow the horn, announce to the world that the hunt is underway and let yourself loose on the tar, district, rural and gravel roads of the Overstrand. [...]

17 10, 2022

Nortje Proves Gravel Pedigree at the Inaugural Prince George Monumental 100 Miler

By |2022-10-17T08:58:21+02:00October 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Nortje Proves Gravel Pedigree at the Inaugural Prince George Monumental 100 Miler

The inaugural Prince George Monumental 100 Miler took place on Saturday, 15 October 2022. Tristan Nortje and Yolande de Villiers were crowned the first king and queen of Klein Karoo gravel racing; having raced to victory across the 165 kilometre long course, which started in Prince Albert and finished in George. Nortje was joined on [...]

18 07, 2022

Going in Search of Old Hermon

By |2022-07-18T16:21:57+02:00July 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Going in Search of Old Hermon

Legend has it that in the days of mail trains – long before cell phones, email and social media – Old Hermon pedalled the dusty gravel roads between Wellington and Riebeek West. He alerted the local residents to the weekly mail delivery, with his trusty bugle, at the end of the train track in the [...]

12 11, 2020

Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

By |2020-12-21T08:05:21+02:00November 12th, 2020|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

This January the now semi-annual Diverge summer bikepacking trip (2018 | 2020) will venture into the Langeberge to cross the fabled Gysmanshoek Pass. Possibly the only gravel pass that is still open to the public crossing the mountain range which separates the Western Cape's coastal plains from the Klein Karoo. The pass was forged, in [...]

14 09, 2020

Returning to the Mountains for the 2020 Maloti 100

By |2020-09-14T11:08:26+02:00September 14th, 2020|Mountains & Valleys|Comments Off on Returning to the Mountains for the 2020 Maloti 100

The southern ridgelines of the Drakensberg reach into the Eastern Cape. Breaking the Karoo plains into high mountain slopes and deep valleys. In summer the veld comes alive, emerald green after the rains. While in winter the grass stands tall, brittle and yellow. Nestled on one side of the dragon’s spine is Barkley East. On [...]

8 12, 2019

Chas Everitt Join Petrichor Adventures to Launch Around The Pot 200 Miler

By |2019-12-08T19:42:40+02:00December 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Chas Everitt Join Petrichor Adventures to Launch Around The Pot 200 Miler

Headline sponsors, Chas Everitt, have expanded and extended their involvement in the Around The Pot Overberg 100-Miler for a further three years. That is not the only big news from the Swellendam based race however; event organisers, Petrichor Adventures are set to super-size the race in 2020 by adding a 200 Miler route. The race [...]

6 12, 2019

Join an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure 2.0

By |2019-12-06T23:25:01+02:00December 6th, 2019|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure 2.0

It is going to be bigger, rougher around the edges (I mean not rougher than the accommodation in Greyton last time round) and better than ever. Join us as we kick off 2020 with another Overberg Bikepacking Adventure (OBA 2.0). It will be rad, we promise… Come experience the Overberg at its very best. [...]

24 10, 2019

Canyon Grail: A Pure Gravel Racer

By |2019-10-24T14:55:02+02:00October 24th, 2019|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Canyon Grail: A Pure Gravel Racer

I always ask myself, when writing a bike review, what makes really makes the bike in question unique. With the Canyon Grail the answer is simpler than most. Components – like wheels, drivetrain, brakes and particularly tyres – aren’t exactly unique to a specific bike after all. Though there is undoubted skill in piecing all [...]

30 07, 2019

Introducing a 100 Miler Series across South Africa

By |2019-07-31T18:54:13+02:00July 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Introducing a 100 Miler Series across South Africa

100 Miler event organizers in South Africa have come together to present the first ever 100 Miler Series in South Africa. Races forming part of the series that kicks off in 2020 are: Ride the Karoo Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo Race to the Sun Trans Elands Around the Pot Maloti 100 Miler Race to the [...]

22 11, 2018

Gravel is Growing

By |2018-11-23T08:34:49+02:00November 22nd, 2018|Moors & Prairies|Comments Off on Gravel is Growing

Seamus Allardice might be biased – he has drunk the gravel bikes Kool-Aid after-all – but he believes gravel is growing in South Africa. It goes further than brands bringing bikes into the country and events popping up all along the country’s network of dirt roads. The heart of the matter lies in the maturation [...]

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