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Touring, Cairo to Cape Town - Carocap Touring, Cairo to Cape Town - CarocapDate: 15/06/2016

What started out as a marketing opportunity, supplying his bikes to a madcap adventure down Africa as a test of their durability

Unsung Hero - hobby park for cyclists, Krugersdorp Unsung Hero - hobby park for cyclists, KrugersdorpDate: 21/03/2016

The good folk from Hero Adventure have taken their experience to another venue - at the Hobby Park just off Robert Broom drive...

Rosemary Hill Bike Park, Pretoria Rosemary Hill Bike Park, PretoriaDate: 02/02/2016

Famed for its regular night races, Rosemary Hill bike park in Pretoria East has long been on my to do list...

Barn Storming Barn StormingDate: 05/12/2015

The endless ramps, drops and brms will keep you on your toes and ensure you burn enough calories...

Dancing on the Mic Dancing on the MicDate: 26/07/2015

There can't be an English-speaking cycling fan on the planet who has not grown up without the voice of Phil Liggett...

There once was a man from devices There once was a man from devicesDate: 20/07/2015

What makes a good man, with a good job, a comfortable life and burgeoning racing pedigree pack it all in and ride through Africa?

No bull, just fun - Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park No bull, just fun - Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike ParkDate: 11/07/2015

Birds, beasts, berms and bushveld - it seems buffelsdrift has it all. "Average" Andy Steer headed up to Buffelsdrift MTB...

All purpose All purposeDate: 30/05/2015

Another new category of bicycle is emerging, one that might even be pitch-perfect for South African riders...

Where to ride - PWC Cycle Park, Johannesburg Where to ride - PWC Cycle Park, JohannesburgDate: 10/05/2015

With its prime location and ease of access from many of Joburg's more affluent suburbs, the PWC Cycle Park...

Bikes, Brothers, Beaches - the ride from Pomene to Bilene Bikes, Brothers, Beaches - the ride from Pomene to BileneDate: 26/04/2015

We can just imagine the excitement when Jbzi2Kozi guru Andy Coetzee suggested to his twin brother Mark that they ride from...

Island Style Island StyleDate: 28/03/2015

When you get an invitation to head off to the beautiful island of Mauritius, it's not something you easily turn down...

25 Places that must be on your cycle bucket list 25 Places that must be on your cycle bucket listDate: 08/03/2015

As you read this, we hope you are kicking back, feet up, with a cold drink, dreaming of your next ride. Which could be one of...

Fat bottomed bikes... a ride in Namibia Fat bottomed bikes... a ride in NamibiaDate: 31/01/2015

Far, far away, in a land filled with snow and malamutes, lives a bike nut named Bill Fleming. One day, he persuaded "Mr African...

21 Ways to a faster ride this summer 21 Ways to a faster ride this summerDate: 12/10/2014

Faster food, quicker manoeuvres, speedier techniques and record-breaking race tips from the riders and coaches whose sports ...

Riding the land of the big birds Riding the land of the big birdsDate: 20/09/2014

There's a lot more to Oudtshoorn than ostriches and the KKNK. With the expert input of unofficial mayor Matthys Beukes, Jazz ...

Light relief - lighting choices for your cycle Light relief - lighting choices for your cycleDate: 04/07/2014

Seeing and being seen has come a long way in recent years. Spend some time on the roads in the early morning and you are sure...

Heritage Ride - iSimangaliso MTB 4-Day Heritage Ride - iSimangaliso MTB 4-DayDate: 16/06/2014

Every year sees new events jostling for space on the MTB calendar. The most exciting new kid on the block in 2013 was the ...

Toxic Waste stops cyclists from reaching their potential Toxic Waste stops cyclists from reaching their potentialDate: 24/05/2014

There's room for improvement away from the bike in terms of what you consume and how you take care of your body.

Garden Route Trail Park Garden Route Trail ParkDate: 09/05/2014

Along the Garden Route lie the historic remains of South African mountain biking's beginnings. And some exceptional brand-new ...

Ten-Timers - those athletes who have completed 10 Cape Epics Ten-Timers - those athletes who have completed 10 Cape EpicsDate: 01/05/2014

4583 riders have completed this gruelling Absa Cape Epic eight-day mountain bike stage race, but only nine special athletes have

Southern charm Southern charmDate: 19/04/2014

Andrew Steer has been riding at the Vlei Cycle Park in the south of Johannesburg for a few years now and the great riding trail...

Capital gains Capital gainsDate: 21/02/2014

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is a cycling gem right in the heart of Pretoria - and although he has tasted snippets of the area's ...

Hakahana Trails Hakahana TrailsDate: 01/12/2013

North of Pretoria is an ever-expanding and improving trail network that will leave you breathless. In a good way, as Andrew ...

The Beasts are back The Beasts are backDate: 19/10/2013

Adele Tait explores the rejuvenation of one of our favourite African adventures. Bike4Beasts (B4B) started off as an annual ...

Just Deserts Just DesertsDate: 05/10/2013

There is plenty of two-wheeled African adventure on tap within our borders. But Lynne Mackie ventured a little further afield, ...

A Long Ride to Coffee A Long Ride to CoffeeDate: 21/09/2013

Five days of Wild riding left Steve Shapiro lusting for more. The rewards of mountain biking underpin so much of what I value.

Ride the Beloved Country Ride the Beloved CountryDate: 24/08/2013

In 2012, Grant Usher crushed the Old Mutual JoBerg2c on his singlespeed. As one does. So he wasn't really surprised to find him...

The Balancing Act The Balancing ActDate: 06/07/2013

Work, family, the bike - not many can juggle all three and be successful. We speak to some racing snakes who do just that.

If the Kids aren't alright If the Kids aren't alrightDate: 22/06/2013

Lately we have seen the rise in scary statistics about the use of performance enhancing drugs in school athletes. Signs to ...

Tanks for the Memories Tanks for the MemoriesDate: 01/06/2013

The inaugural Tankwa Trek offered Craig Kolesky and Tyrone Rawlins a fine opportunity to fine-tune their Absa Cape Epic train ...

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