Cycling

South African National Road Race Championship

(Via Cycling SA) Hayley Preen and Marc Pritzen were crowned the 2021 South African National Road Race Champions in Swellendam today. Pritzen claimed the under-23 title in the same race. Preen won the women’s elite road race (133km) in a time of 4:18:06 while Pritzen pipped Willie Smit to the post in a time of 4:51:42 in the men’s elite race (178km). Pritzen is Namibian-born but is a South African registered rider, allowing him to participate in the South AfricanClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

South African National Road Race Championships

(Via Cycling SA) Ryan Gibbons and Candice Lill claim 2021 Individual Time Trial titles at South African National Road Race Championships in Swellendam On a day not entirely suited to the individual time trial pursuit, Ryan Gibbons (UAE Team Emirates) and Candice Lill (faces.africa) claimed the men’s and women’s National Time Trial titles at the 2021 South African National Road Race and Time Trial Championships in Swellendam. Gibbons completed the 40km men’s time trial course in a time of 51:24.08,Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

Shanae Williams

One of the best parts of my job is working with new emerging sports stars. People like Shanae Williams . Shanae is definitely a proper talent, holding national colours in no less than 4 different sporting disciplines including water polo and synchronised swimming. She is now concentrating on her triathlon career where she has competed internationally and in a Covid disrupted 2020 she won the prestigious Durban Ultra Triathlon. On the shoot, we were concentrating mostly on her cycling disciplineClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club

Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club: Annual Number Auction. Once a year the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club (TMBC) has an annual auction of bike board numbers to raise funds for the Volunteer Wildfire Services. This is always preceded by an evening ride on the trails at the Bloemendal Trail Park near Durbanville. This year over R50k was raised for VWS and the club has kicked in an additional amount to make a sizeable donation. With over 120km of singletrack under their controlClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

PPA, Double,century, heat

Brutaly high temperatures led to heat and strong winds being the order of the day at the 2020 PPA Double Century. Based in the town of Swellendam, the race meanders around Barrydale, Montague and Robertson before winding its way tortuously back to the finish via a series of 3 brutal hills known as the 3 maidens. It got so hot that at 1:00pm when the mercury officially hit 36 degrees C, while some cycle computers were showing in the midClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

A Gloriously Wet and Muddy Western Cape XCO MTB Series #3

This WC XCO race can only be described as a  very wet and muddy affair. These images were taken at an event and in a location that should have been a dry dustbowl in mid-October. The rain gods of Elgin had other ideas, however, producing a non-stop deluge of water here in the Western Cape for the entire week preceding the race. As a photographer, I love this kind of stuff because even though it makes it incredibly hard toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

South African XCO Mountain Bike Championships 2020. MTB

After a year of chaos, compliments of Corona, we finally kicked off the 2020 MTB season at the Computer Mania South African XCO Mountain Bike championships at Coetzenberg outside Stellenbosch. It may have been a field limited to just a few categories, and not everyone could make it at short notice, but it was a great success. Alan Hatherly and Mariska Straus won the Elite categories in the men’s and women’s categories. Luke Moir proved his sporting pedigree by beingClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020. Argus.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is held annually in the Western Cape of South Africa. It’s a celebration of cycling and its only a real race for those at the front of the field who start before its properly light. The elite of the elite can be likened to dancers of the Argentinian tango; aggressive yet controlled, elegant and fluid, while the slightly slower vets and sub vets are performing a foxtrot and quickstep combo. Meanwhile, Joe Average (that’s youClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

AmaRider 100 mtb mountain bike race.

The Amarider 100 and 50 miler individual one-day mountain bike ultra-marathon of 160km is an annual test of MTB riders endurance. It has a super laid back vibe, but always boasts a couple of very competitive racers gunning for the top spot. From its humble beginnings in 2009 it has grown into what is now one of the must-do-events on the mountain biking calendar. The scenery is beautiful in the Swartland during Autumn and the riding is not technical. TheClick to read more and to see the event image gallery