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Endurance sport can change South Africa

The power of endurance sports is often overlooked in a nation obsessed with soccer, rugby and cricket. Many sport fanatics can repeat Nelson Mandela’s quote about the power of sport with their eyes closed:  Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that  little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope […]

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Start adventure racing

Adventure racing is ultimate race of human endurance. Teams of four athletes race non-stop, day and night, through courses up to 800km in length. Each course is a unique journey, including legs of mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, and rope work.

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Adventure TV comes to South Africa

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers can look forward to non-stop action on South Africa’s only 24-hour outdoor lifestyle and adventure TV channel. Wild TV Africa will cover a variety of different outdoor pursuits that will entice mulitsporters and  nature lovers alike. From mountain biking, adventuring and hiking for the more active, to camping and fishing shows for the wilderness lovers. Wild TV Africa, which is launching on Friday 31 July on OpenView HD (Channel 153), […]

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Qhubeka hits the MTB trails

The Berg and Bush, a popular multi-stage mountain bike race during October in the Central Drakensberg, is helping spread the Qhubeka initiative’s message after its success on the world stage. At the moment, the Qhubeka initiative is currently enjoying the international spotlight as team MTN-Qhubeka, Africa’s first ProContinental cycling team in the Tour de France, continues to shine. Steve Cumming from the African based team won the 14 stage of the tour after Daniel Teklehaimanot […]

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Bryton Amis 630 GPS

Bryton Amis S630R multisport GPS watch

The Bryton Amis S630R is a stylish and lightweight multisport watch. With an impressive appearance, it provides not only the functionality for sports but also the elegance to match outfits for every occasion. The advanced notification feature through Bluetooth Smart technology* allows you to access the latest weather forecast and get notified if you receive a phone call. Upload and Share your activities with the Bryton Sport Mobile App, so that your friends are in […]

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MTB World Champs 2014 by numbers

Twenty two numbers to describe the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships at Cascades, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 29 June. 1 – the position three-time winner and men’s defending champ Christoph Sauser (SUI) aims to finish 2 – North American riders entered 3 – South American countries to be represented in 2014 4 – Australasian riders entered 5 – Asian riders entered 8 – returning former world champs (5 men, 3 women) 18 – South […]

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High hopes for Dreyer’s Change a Life Academy at dusi2c 2014

The weekend of 21 and 22 June will be an exciting one in Pietermaritzburg as the two-day BSi Steel dusi2c mountain bike race welcomes rider Martin Dreyer and his RMB Change a Life Academy. Over the past few years, following the success of his Valley of a Thousand Hills Canoeing Academy, Dreyer’s talents have diverged off the water and onto the MTB tracks with his newly founded RMB Change a Life Academy aiming high. The […]

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Final day results for Cape Epic 2014

It was a traditional final day, all culminating at Lourensford Wine Estate where a hero’s welcome awaited the tired riders. It was a short day with a late start, but definitely not a free ride to the finish. A few final hurdles challenged riders, like the climb up Nuweberg on forestry roads, with its steep and washed out descent. Once over the Hottentots Mountain Range, riders enjoyed the vistas over False Bay, all the way […]

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Buys wins second Cape Epic stage

By Chris Whitfield South African Philip Buys commandingly won his second stage of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Saturday with Swiss partner Nino Schurter (Team Scott-Odlo) as the race for the overall winners’ zebra-striped jersey was again touched by drama. “Another stage… another flat… another drama,” said Czech Kristian Hynek, leading overall with German Robert Mennen (Topeak-Ergon), after they had again benefited on the day from the sportsmanship of fellow professionals. Mennen and Hynek finished the […]

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More withdrawals on fifth stage of Cape Epic 2014

Day five again proved that the Absa Cape Epic is not for the faint-hearted. For the third consecutive day a top rider in the Men’s category withdrew. This time it was Rudi van Houts, partner of José Hermida (Multivan Merida Biking). Van Houts crashed on Thursday and even though he started the stage, could not go on. This follows the withdrawals of Hannes Genze and Karl Platt on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. There was also […]

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