New look for Le Tour 2018

The 2018 Tour de France promises something new for cycling fanatics with the route launched at the Palais des Congres in Paris on Tuesday, October 17. The 21 stages total just 3 329km of racing, making the 2018 event the shortest since 2002 (only the 1988, 1989 and 2002 events are shorter since 1905). But what the race lacks in length, it seems sure to make up for with a very different strategy. in 2018…

"New look for Le Tour 2018"

UCI status for TransCape

Former Olympian Philip Buys believes the elevation of South Africa’s TransCape mountain bike race to UCI status makes it an attractive proposition for local and international professionals. Buys, who finished runner-up in the National MTB Series behind PYGA EuroSteel teammate Matthys Beukes recently, said the UCI status “…plays a big role for riders who want to improve their seeding for World Cup events and it’s ideal to have more races on the local scene for…

"UCI status for TransCape"

Shova launches 3rd bike park

On October 12, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic launched its third Safety Bike Park in KZN at the Thornville Primary School near Pietermaritzburg. The Amashova takes place on October 22 and the bike park launch was a bid to reinforce the importance of road safety in South Africa among the youth. A safety bike park is a safe area where children are taught to become safe cyclists and understand general road rules. Amashova has…

"Shova launches 3rd bike park"

Beukes, Lill end on a high

The curtain came down on the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in Kaapsehoop on Sunday with Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill taking the honours in the final event. Both the men’s and women’s fields were missing some big names, so the Pyga Euro Steel duo of Beukes and Philip Buys were always going to be the pair to beat up front. Marathon champion Nico Bell and his Team NAD Pro teammate, Gawie Combrinck were out of the mix,…

"Beukes, Lill end on a high"

Buys & Beukes romp home

After a few days of overcast conditions, the sun finally came out at the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent. It shone particularly brightly on the men’s and ladies overall race winners, who were in command from day one to day three. The men’s title was claimed by Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel), while Amy Beth McDougall and Sam Sanders (Valencia Ladies) romped home in fine style to claim the ladies…

"Buys & Beukes romp home"

Nico, Gawie take Day 1 honours

Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (NAD Pro MTB) crossed the line first on a reconfigured day one of the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent in KwaZulu-Natal’s central Drakensberg region on Friday, October 7. The Mpumalanga pair finished in a time of 2:26:04. Second went to Andrew Hill and Declan Sidey (Bells Cycling Kabuki Breeders) in a time of 2:26:09 with Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel) third in a time of 2:27:32.…

"Nico, Gawie take Day 1 honours"

Beukes and Lill Klap the Kop

Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill were smiling and Saturday night at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush after they each won R20 000 at the Volvo Spionkop Summit. The race within a race is a 1.3km dash for cash held in the evening after day two’s racing at the Berg & Bush Descent. Beukes winning time was four minutes, 38 seconds, while Lill charged home in a time of five minutes and 55 seconds. Riders…

"Beukes and Lill Klap the Kop"

Boy’s 100 miles to nowhere

Westville – Pinetown schoolboy Jayden Moolman emerged as the unsung hero from the recent gruelling 100 Miles of Nowhere charity bike ride on static training bikes held by The Cows. The gusty 13 year old pupil from St Benedicts is a keen member of Westville Cycling club, and takes on road races and mount bike events whenever he can. He got his first taste of 100 Miles Of Nowhere last year when he stepped in…

"Boy’s 100 miles to nowhere"

Top riders ready for Berg & Bush

The Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent starts this Friday at Sterkfontein Dam, with three days of exhilarating riding on the cards. The who’s who of local mountain biking will be on the scene for the weekend’s racing, aiming to get their hands on the R40 000 prize money for overall first place as well as the R20 000 that’s up for grabs in the Volvo Spionkop Summit. Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (NAD Pro…

"Top riders ready for Berg & Bush"