Alan Hatherly earns another World Cup Podium, via Team Spur

Alan Hatherly earns another World Cup Podium, via Team Spur

Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly was in the thick of the action throughout an enthralling five-lap fight on Saturday at the third round of the UCI U23 World Cup, hosted in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic. When the dust settled, the South African and African XCO Champion and 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, had claimed third, and secured his second U23 World Cup podium.

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Grabouw the venue for MTB Marathon Champs

Grabouw the venue for MTB Marathon Champs

A firm favourite on any mountain biker’s bucket list of places to ride in South Africa will surely be the forestry haven of Grabouw in the Western Cape. With endless top-notch trails through forestry plantations and gravel roads, the area is synonymous with major mountain biking events. Oak Valley will be the venue for the third round of the Nissan TrailSeeker Mountain Bike Series and will also play host to the 2018 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships on Saturday 14 July.

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Book the date for the Sappi Mankele MTB challenge

Book the date for the Sappi Mankele MTB challenge

It’s time for riders to get out their bikes and start preparing for Mpumalanga’s not-to-be-missed annual Sappi Mankele MTB challenge, which takes place at Mankele on Saturday, 17 March 2018.Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa and the Sappi Mankele MTB Challenge is fast becoming a national event with riders participating from across the country. In addition, the challenge has also been incorporated into the Mpumalanga Marathon Series, which is open to all mountain bikers from all provinces.

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2018 Sabie Classic is almost here!

2018 Sabie Classic is almost here!

The 2018 Sabie Classic is almost here! Already the giants from Germany, Team Bulls have entered and it’s sure the other pro riders will be lining up alongside, the worlds biggest stage race is just around the corner so its time to test those legs! With only four weeks left the course Director Dennis Lawrie is cutting new trails like a man possessed, with a reputation gained from over 20 years of spectacular routes Dennis is determined that this year will be the best ever!

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Gravity races promise to thrill in 2018

Gravity races promise to thrill in 2018

For the first time in almost a decade, 2018 sees the emergence of a Gravity MTB working group across the three major provinces, Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. With 2013 Masters World Champion Nigel Hicks at helm of this adrenalin-packed specialist mountain biking discipline, the 2018 SA National DHI Cup Series season promises to thrill all those that compete and support, and hopefully entice newcomers to join in on the action.

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2018 Sabie Classic Mountain Bike Race – 20 Year Anniversary

2018 Sabie Classic Mountain Bike Race – 20 Year Anniversary

Based in the historic Forestry Town of Sabie, in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, the Sabie Classic is one of the most respected and longest running MTB races in South Africa and is renown for providing World Class competition that attracts both weekend warriors to seasoned International Professionals. The inaugural race was held in February of 1998 and was the first race in South Africa to feature both long distance professional level marathon alongside a half marathon distance for the enthusiastic rider.

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Updated MTB Selection Criteria document

Updated MTB Selection Criteria document

To enable riders to prepare, train and schedule for the upcoming 2018 racing season, and for their potential selection to national mountain bike teams, it is essential that clear guidelines and targets are set out for them to work to. This is the link to the selection criteria document for those high performance athletes in MTB who want to be selected for the SA team: https://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20171201_CSA-MTB-2018-Team-Selection-Criteria-V02-syp8.pdf

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