South Africa’s top marathon mountain bikers are in for a treat when they fight for the national title with the 2018 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships being held at Oak Valley in Grabouw on Saturday July 14. Oak Valley has long been a firm favourite for Western Cape riders who make the short trek from Cape Town and surrounds to enjoy the sublime trails of one of the country’s top mountain biking venues. In his…"MTB Champs at Oak Valley"
In one breath, Nicola Rohrbach will tell you that there is no secret to winning the Absa Cape Epic. In the next, the Swiss will smile and let slip that Team Centurion Vaude may have some “secret tactics” for 2018. Rohrbach has finished twice on the podium in his two attempts at the Cape Epic, second behind Karl Platt and Urs Huber in 2016 and third last year. This year he and Daniel Geismayr of…"The other team leaders"
Cyling SA finally caught up to mountain bikers on Tuesday when they allowed riders on road bikes to enjoy the benefits of disc brakes – well, most riders can now use disc brakes – however, this does not mean everybody is going to suddenly be enjoying the benefits of disc brakes. Before taking your old road bike in to the local bike shop and asking a bemused mechanic to “fit disc brakes” there are a…"Disc brakes pros and cons"
Cycling South Africa released a statement on Tuesday allowing the use of disc brakes at road races. All junior riders (all under 19 age groups) are excluded. Disc brakes pros and cons The following is the full statement from Cycling SA: Use of disc brakes in Road Cycling Since the inclusion of disc brakes on road bikes in the WorldTour events, Cycling South Africa has received numerous requests to allow riders to use disc brakes…"CSA: Disc brakes allowed"
Cannondale Factory Racing’s baggy-wearing duo of Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini might be one of the most entertaining teams at the Absa Cape Epic, but don’t let their affable demeanours fool you – they’re at the Epic to win Maybe it’s their off-the-wall sartorial direction or perhaps the occasional tail-whip that has endeared them to fans all over the world, but one thing is for sure – the showmanship of Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini…"Fumic, Avancini want to bag a win"
SOUTH Africa will have one lone representative oldest World Championships in cycling, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, starting on Wednesday March 28. Jean Spies has been entered in the time trial and Keirin. He will line up on Sunday for the TT qualifying, with the final due to take pace the same evening, while the Keirin takes place on Thursday. Click for full programme and TV times The Track World Championships were…"Spies a lonely SA rider"
The following is the full Track World Championship programme. The only South African competing at the Championships is Jean Spies who is taking part in the time trial and Kierin. He will line up on Sunday for the TT qualifying, with the final due to take pace the same evening, while the Keirin takes place on Thursday. To see live and recorded TV times for the Sprint World Championships click here. TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY 21:00…"Track World Champs programme"
As the already impressive field of elite men athletes continues to improve, 2017 XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss and 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra winner JP Burger have both lodged eleventh hour entries for the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this weekend. The 2018 edition of the Durban Ultra will double as the South African Long Distance Triathlon Championships and the names on the elite men’s entry list prove just how important this national title is to…"World Champ for Durban Ultra"
Following the resignation of Cycling SA President William Newman just over a week ago, Cycling South Africa have started the process of electing a new president with a call for nominations for the post. Newman resigned after a vote of no confidence was introduced at a council meeting earlier this month. At the meeting, Secretary General Greg van Heerden was nominated and accepted the role as Acting President while the process to appoint a permanent…"CSA start process to find new Prez"
On February 21 OnYourBike.bike published a story about Stuart Marais, a KZN mountain biker who at the time was ranked second South African on the official UCI rankings (Is this goodbye to Stuart Marais). Stuart was on the verge of retiring from professional mountain biking because he could not find a sponsor. OnYourBike.bike has created this Keeping Stuart On His Bike page to thank everybody who has stepped up to help one of the country’s…"Keeping Stuart On His Bike"