Midlands opening up new opportunities

Andrew Hill, the winner of this weekend’s Midlands MTB Stage Race is one of KZN’s most respected mountain bikers, so when this elder statesman of the sport enthuses about the organisation of an event it is worth taking note. After notching up three wins from three stages with his young teenage partner Henry Liebenberg over the weekend, Hill was not short of praise for the organisation of the first-time race. “I could not fault anything…

"Midlands opening up new opportunities"

Hill’s & Henry’s Midlands hat trick

Andrew Hill and Henry Liebenberg completed their hat trick of wins on Sunday at The Midlands MTB Stage Race to comprehensively wrap up the overall title in the inaugural race in and around Howick. After building a big win on the opening two stages on Friday and Saturday, the vastly experienced Hill and his young 19-year-old partner set a steady pace through the Karkloof Forests on Sunday to win teh final satge and complete a…

"Hill’s & Henry’s Midlands hat trick"

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"