Karoo to Coast

30 01, 2024

10 Reasons to Ride the 24th Lions Karoo to Coast

By |2024-01-30T13:03:28+02:00January 30th, 2024|News|Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Ride the 24th Lions Karoo to Coast

The Lions Karoo to Coast is one of South Africa’s most iconic mountain bike races. Since its foundation in 1999 the race has brought thousands of cyclists to Uniondale to ride the magnificent Prince Alfred’s Pass to Knysna. Over the 25 years, since the inaugural edition, mountain bikes have changed significantly, 26er hard-tails are almost [...]

26 09, 2023

Official Statement following the Cancellation of the 2023 Lions Karoo to Coast

By |2023-09-26T12:10:40+02:00September 26th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Official Statement following the Cancellation of the 2023 Lions Karoo to Coast

On the evening of Thursday, 21 September, the George Municipality Disaster Management deemed the 2023 Lions Karoo to Coast unsafe to proceed, due to expected adverse weather conditions on Sunday, 24th September 2023. This decision, though by-in-large supported by the riders registered to participate in the event, has implications beyond the staging of a mountain [...]

23 08, 2023

Community Spirit Makes Karoo to Coast a Lasting Success

By |2023-08-23T16:08:25+02:00August 23rd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Community Spirit Makes Karoo to Coast a Lasting Success

The Lions Karoo to Coast is one of South Africa’s most enduring and popular mountain bike races for a reason. Yes, the route is spectacularly beautiful. It is challenging enough to attract the most competitive of riders, while being an achievable challenge for relative newcomers to the sport.  What really makes the event so special [...]

24 04, 2023

Join the Celebration of South African MTB Heritage at Lions Karoo to Coast

By |2023-04-21T09:10:34+02:00April 24th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Join the Celebration of South African MTB Heritage at Lions Karoo to Coast

Heritage Day 2023, or Braai Day as it is more commonly known, coincides with the twenty third edition of the Lions Karoo to Coast mountain bike race; on Sunday, 24 September. Which is exceptionally fitting as the event is more than a mainstay of the South African cycling calendar. It is among the most iconic [...]

25 09, 2022

Daylight between Champions and the Challengers at the CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast

By |2022-09-26T15:12:18+02:00September 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Daylight between Champions and the Challengers at the CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast

Dusty Day and Fienie Barnard won the 2022 CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast on Sunday, 25 September. Day had Lenré Coetzee for company until the descent from Buffelsnek, with 35 kilometres to go, when Coetzee punctured. Barnard though was caught behind and early crash, thus she only realised she was leading the women’s race [...]

17 07, 2022

Communities, Commitment and the CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast

By |2022-07-17T16:34:03+02:00July 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Communities, Commitment and the CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast

Before Covid turned the world on its head the weather did the same to the most recent edition of the CCPP Group Lions Karoo to Coast. It turned what is usually a challenging but enjoyable race into an odyssey of epic proportions. The next two years saw pandemic enforced postponements, which means that the 2022 [...]

26 09, 2019

2020 Karoo to Coast

By |2019-09-25T17:10:35+02:00September 26th, 2019|News|1 Comment

The 2020 date is set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event: 20 September. Heading into the 22nd edition the Karoo to Coast promises to be as challenging, rewarding and fun as ever – when 4 500 riders take on the route from Uniondale to Knysna. The 96-kilometre-long course, which crosses the old wagon [...]

18 09, 2019

Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

By |2019-09-22T17:14:18+02:00September 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

Sebastian Stark and Nicky Giliomee prevailed against the elements, on a day when the heavens opened over the Prince Alfred’s Pass, to win the 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast. The 96-kilometre-long, ultra-marathon, mountain bike race started in Uniondale as a few drops of rain began to fall, but by the time the riders reached Knysna [...]

18 09, 2019

Fierce Battle Ahead as Mountain Bikers Race from the Karoo to the Coast

By |2019-09-21T14:30:18+02:00September 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Fierce Battle Ahead as Mountain Bikers Race from the Karoo to the Coast

The 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast may not feature any professional mountain bikers but with a host of top amateurs taking part victory, in South Africa’s largest single day event, is sure to be fiercely contested. The 96-kilometre route, from the Karoo town of Uniondale to Knysna on the Indian Ocean coast, features 1 560 metres [...]

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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