Howick — Stuart Marais is determined to finally succeed and win the Nelson Mandela MTB Dash mountain bike event on Sunday. Marais, who rides for team Expedient Africa, is one of the most accomplished off-road cyclists in the country with a long list of race wins on his sporting CV, but the Howick resident is becoming desperate to win his local event. On Saturday he will once again have a chance to make things right…"Marais desperate for Mandela Day MTB Dash win"
Howick — One of the many reasons why the Mandela Day MTB Dash has become such a popular event since its inception in 2014 has been the route which has always evolved and continues to produce a one-day ride that both challenges and rewards. The fact the course is considered one of the best single-day rides on the racing calendar is no surprise to the KwaZulu-Natal riders who know route designer Nick Floros. The Mandela…"International course designer for Mandela Day MTB Dash"
Howick – While the big stars are fighting for glory at the Mandela Day MTB Dash in Howick on August 24, they will be well advised to glance over their shoulders and check out a new force that is growing in KwaZulu-Natal cycling. In the MTB Dash in 2018, Cape-based Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill were the men’s and women’s winners of the 42km race that starts and finishes at the Mandela Capture Site just…"Mandela Day MTB Dash building the stars of the future"
Candice Lill and Matthys Beukes claimed the honours and the glory at the Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday, but they achieved their respective wins at the Mandela Capture Site in vastly different ways."Different Mandela Day MTB wins"
Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill both made the journey from the Cape worthwhile when they claimed victories in the Mendela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday."Long ride to victory in Mandela Day MTB"
KZN cross country champion Stuart Marais is looking to finally get a win that has eluded him when he tackles his hometown race, the Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday."Marais “really wants to win” the Mandela Day MTB Dash"
THE two champions from the 2017 Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash are not able to defend their titles on Saturday at the Mandela Capture Site, but both races still have the potential for some thrilling action."Mandela Dash women’s race a battle of the ages"
WHILE some of the country’s top riders are fighting for the prestigious Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash title on Saturday, the future of SA cycling will be on display whne the current KZN Cycling Development programme host races at the same venue."More to Mandela Day Dash than a race for elites"
Rio Olympic mountain bike track designer Nick Floros hopes he has put together a course for the Mandela Day MTB Dash that is befitting the revered Father of the Nation. Saturday’s MTB Dash offers mountain bikers options to race over three different distances: a 42km race for the regular riders who are looking for a proper challenge; an intermediate 21km event for weekend warriors and part-time mountain bikers; and a 10km fun ride aimed at…"MTB Dash course befitting Nelson Mandela"
Howick – In Nelson Mandela’s book Long Walk To Freedom he says that he has “never regarded women as in any way less competent than men”. When those memoirs were published in 1994 Tiffany Keep was not yet born, but the inspirational first democratic President of South Africa could well have been talking about the 17-year-old cycling star when he uttered that quote. In 2018 Keep can spend Women’s Day reflecting on a stunning season…"Tiffany to show women power at Mandela Day MTB"