Hill, Liebenberg start Midlands with a big win

AS EXPECTED, the TIB Insurance Silverback duo of Andrew Hill and Henry Liebenberg opened up a substantial lead on the opening day of the Midlands MTB Stage Race which started in Howick on Friday. The pair were far too strong for their rivals and led home young Jordan Wisdom, the leading solo rider, by almost 13 minutes while the leading mixed team of the husband and wife combination of Jeannie and Martin Dreyer claimed third,…

"Hill, Liebenberg start Midlands with a big win"

Hill and Liebenberg aim for Midlands win

KWAZULU-NATAL’s newest cycling stage race, The Midlands MTB Stage Race, kicks off in the mountain biking Mecca of Howick on Friday with Andrew Hill and Henry Liebenberg overwhelming favourites to claim the inaugural title. The three-day event on the beautiful trails around Howick and Karkloof has filled a surprising hole in the crowded stage-racing scene. Considering that the area is home to some of the oldest races in the country, it is astonishing that The…

"Hill and Liebenberg aim for Midlands win"

Hill excited about Midlands stage race

ONE of KwaZulu-Natal’s most experienced mountain bikers, Andrew Hill, is looking forward to the prospect of competing in The Midlands MTB Stage Race in and around Howick on the weekend of June 29 to July 1. “It is so exciting to be able to do a stage race on such nice trails right on my doorstep,” said the 36-year-old Kloof resident who will be partnering 19-year-old Henry Liebenberg in the three-day stage race. “I think…

"Hill excited about Midlands stage race"

Midlands making MTB a family event

“FAMILY fun” is the key phrase for KwaZulu-Natal’s newest mountain biking event, The Midlands MTB Stage Race which provides perfect holiday action on the weekend of June 29 to July 1. Appropriately based around Howick High School, the three-day event in the middle of the school holidays is loaded with options to make sure it caters for a complete family experience – with options ranging from a 10km one-day kiddies ride, to a half-distance two-day ride up…

"Midlands making MTB a family event"

No Bluffing, Viljoen claims M13 title

THE Bluff Meat Supply Team kept a tight control of the racing to set up Mike Viljoen for victory in the inaugural Universal Networks M13 Cycle Classic in Westville on Sunday. With the assistance of his teammates, Viljoen was able to attack with about 25km of the 85km race remaining and first close down Asher Biggs, who had attempted a long solo breakaway, and then ride off to a 38-second victory with Biggs second and…

"No Bluffing, Viljoen claims M13 title"