Mind games lead to world first

When an SAS veteran with 17 years’ experience tells you how to overcome a mental challenge, you listen. For Matt Jones, one of the rising stars of mountain bike freestyle, working with sports psychologist Gary Ingam has helped transform his riding and brought his work to life on the screen, with his debut film Frames of Mind. It tells the story of what goes through a rider’s mind when tackling a myriad of tricks including…

"Mind games lead to world first"

Detroit Stadium BMX revisited

The Pontiac Silverdome was finally demolished in early December at the second attempt (after the first try failed to bring down the upper ring of the iconic Detroit stadium). The former home of the Detroit Lions once had the honour of being the largest American National Football League stadium, while also hosting Super Bowl XVI and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. For BMX fans, it holds a special place in their hearts because of Tyler Fernengel’s fun 2015 project…

"Detroit Stadium BMX revisited"

Action-packed 2018 for SA riders

Cycling South Africa this week confirmed all the calendar dates and provinces that will be hosting the South African National Championship events for 2018. For a list of all CSA events, as well as all CSA-sanctioned stage and one-day races go to the www.OnYourBike.bike calendar page. What should be the highlight of the SA racing calendar, the SA National Road Championships, will be hosted by Western Cape Cycling with the support of Eden Cycling, and…

"Action-packed 2018 for SA riders"

Froome spoils a perfect day

Wednesday was a wonderful day for me on so many levels. It was my birthday, so a few presents started things off well (and tempered the depression about my ever-increasing age), and I ended up having a delightful dinner with my family. So Wednesday was topped and tailed flawlessly, and then, as a newspaperman, the day just kept delivering presents. First, our not-so-dear President was given a bloody nose by the judicial system when he…

"Froome spoils a perfect day"

New bicycle brand heads for SA

Well known sports good brand in several sports, Head, have brought their bicycles to South African consumers with the first consignment hitting local shores last week. The Czech Republic-based company are a well-established sports brand – particularly in tennis, snow skiing and squash – and although their bikes are less well-known, the company has been manufacturing bicycles for 25 years. After introducing their bicycle range to the European market in 2012, they have expanded their…

"New bicycle brand heads for SA"

What is Salbutamol and did it help Froome?

According to Wikipedia, Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other names, is a medication that opens up the medium and large airways in the lungs. It is used to treat asthma including asthma attacks, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may also be used to treat high blood potassium levels. Salbutamol is usually used with an inhaler or nebulizer but is also available as a pill and intravenous…

"What is Salbutamol and did it help Froome?"

Froome caught in drug controversy

Double Grand Tour winner Chris Froome faces the prospect of a doping ban after he failed a drug test taken after Stage 18 of the La Vuelta in September. Froome won the Vuelta just a few weeks after claiming his fourth Tour de France victory at the end of July. Read OnYourBike.bike’s report on the stage 18 of the La Vuelta Froome was found to have excessive levels of anti-asthma drug salbutamol from the test taken…

"Froome caught in drug controversy"

Hayley, Lindani go Wild

Two KwaZulu-Natal cyclists, Lindani Shusha and Hayley Smith, took the honours in the feature races of the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward on Saturday. The 21-year-old Shusha, from Port Shepstone, picked up the men’s 40km title for the first time and Smith, who lives in Durban North, won the women’s event in her maiden appearance. Crossing the finishing line at the Wild Coast Sun hotel in 1:48:00, Shusha came home just…

"Hayley, Lindani go Wild"

uBhejane Xtreme lives up to name

Hluhluwe – The signs of jubilation were clear when the 2017 uBhejane Xtreme riders fought their way across the line in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve after a gruelling day in the saddle against testing conditions on Saturday. The 2017 edition of the popular Project Rhino fundraiser once again lived up to its extreme tag line as riders took on the 340km Long Horn, the 240km Short Horn and 100km Baby Horn ride to the famous…

"uBhejane Xtreme lives up to name"

Frustrated spectator ready to race

Durban – Champion triathlete Matt Trautman will be heading for the MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March keen to race the iconic beachfront based course, and to move on from his horrific 2016 crash that left him with fractured vertebrae and reduced to a spectator of the sport that he loves. At last year’s Durban Ultra Trautman was the events most famous, and frustrated spectator, watching the country’s top triathletes racing on a…

"Frustrated spectator ready to race"