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Nic Bourne and Carocap: a rare African double

Few can claim to have crossed Africa, the world’s second-largest continent, using only muscle power. But Briton Nicholas Bourne has done it twice, bottom to top, and top to bottom, using different methods of locomotion. His latest attempt was raising funds for World Bicycle Relief UK, with a Guinness World Record attempt called Carocap. The brave attempt commenced on 9 October 2015, with Bourne and four other cyclists departing from Cairo under the shadow of […]

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Amashova gets international thumbs up

The UCI World Cycling Tour has announced that this year’s Tsogo Sun Amashova – due to take place in October – has been selected as a qualifier event for the UCI World Cycling Tour 2016. (If you want to enter any of the Amashova races, click here.) This is the second time that Durban’s top cycling event has cracked the international nod of approval. Last year’s Amashova was included as a qualifier event for the […]

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A car-free Sandton CBD this October

As the administrator for my club, Adventure Racing Club, I get a bunch of emails from the Provincial sporting bodies to which we are affiliated. One of them is Central Gauteng Cycling and over the last few years I’ve seen comms here and there regarding the plans and implementation for making Jo’burg a cycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. I haven’t paid too much attention to it as the commuting areas are not where I live; and […]

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Shortened Cycle Tour with Cape Town ablaze

For the last four days the beautiful Southern Peninsula, that the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour traditionally passes through, has been on fire. It’s been devastating. Fire fighters have worked day and night battling the flames in sweltering heat as experienced pilots fly choppers to drop buckets of water on the flames.  Emergency teams, paramedics, health officials and disaster experts have gone the extra mile, saving lives and preventing homes from burning down. It’s been […]

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End of era as Dave Wiseman Cycles closes

From Dave Wiseman: Hi everybody, As many of you already know, we as a family have been very hard hit with Sally undergoing emergency brain surgery after being diagnosed with a  brain tumour a few weeks ago. We are in very difficult times as Sally goes through daily radiation and chemotherapy and my priority at this stage is to ensure we keep her as well as possible and spend as much time as I can […]

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Stellenbosch Cycle Tour 2014 road closures

There will be road closures and potential delays for motorists on Sunday 30 November 2014, as a result of the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour. During the event, presented by Liberty, up to 7500 riders will line up at Stellenbosch High School to tackle the 95km route. The annual event, now in its eighth year, will result in a few scheduled road closures and traffic delays in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas on race day. Renee Jordaan, operations […]

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Hoffman, Stander win Cycle Tour 2014

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour 2014 took place in Cape Town on Sunday, and Nolan Hoffman of Team Abantu sprinted to win in an exciting finish. The experienced track rider opened up his explosive sprint to win by a clear margin. Second placed WCCA rider Meron Hagos from Eritrea was well supported by his team in the run up to the end, and HB Kruger of Bonitas rounded off the podium. […]

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Cycle Tour 2014 road closures and public transport info

This weekend, Cape Town will host an estimated 35 000 cyclists on Sunday 9 March for the 37th Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. The annual Cycle Tour takes place around the Cape Peninsula on the second Sunday in March each year and masses of both local and international cyclists will line up on Hertzog Boulevard to participate in the iconic event. The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the annual event, […]

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Chain derails Impey's SA Cycling Championships hopes

Chain derails Impey’s SA Cycling Championships hopes

He was perfectly positioned to win a double at the 2014 Time Freight SA Road Cycling Championship but then disaster struck at the worst possible time. Newly crowned Time Trial National Champion Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge) was certain to win when his chain broke just 15m from the finish line. He freewheeled helplessly across the line, allowing Under-23 World Champs silver medallist Louis Meintjes (Team MTN-Qhubeka) to slip past to claim first spot. In the […]

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Substitution entries for Cycle Tour open

Substitution entries for Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour open The official substitution process for the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour opened on Monday, 03 February. Those cyclists who missed the original cut-off in September 2013, and who are still keen to ride now have the chance to secure a spot in this year’s event. Entries for the 2014 Cycle Tour closed in record time – less than one week – […]

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