Marais desperate for Mandela Day MTB Dash win

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"

International course designer for Mandela Day MTB Dash

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"

Mandela Day MTB Dash building the stars of the future

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"

MTB Dash course befitting Nelson Mandela

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"

Tiffany to show women power at Mandela Day MTB

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"