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All Mountain Enduro May 2016

Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it!

More info at the Dirtopia Website

All of the images are available to download at Photosport.co.za

Struisbaai MTB Classic

Here in South Africa, we are in the middle of the worst drought in living memory, (why are all droughts described like that?) so, as expected, when an MTB race is organised in one of the hottest regions of the Western Cape, it rains in biblical proportions.

Not that the weather detracted from a fantastic event. Riding for 7km on a very rideable beach, is always going to be a special part of the experience, no matter what the weather does.
Dirtopia are now looking after the logistics behind the scenes of this race, and I suspect that when word leaks out about just what a fantastic event this is, next years race is going to sell out.

Get all of the images by clicking here

 

Spur Schools MTB series # 1 2015. Meerendal

Scholars compete in round 1 of the Spur Schools MTB series, organized by Dirtopia at Meerendal Wine Farm outside Durbanville, Western Cape South Africa on 20th June 2015.

 

Perdeberg MTB Fun Ride

Perdeberg MTB Funride

Cyclists compete in the Perdeberg Mountain Bike Funride. Held at The famous Perdeberg Winery in the Western Cape of South Africa, and organised by the masters of MTB organisation, Dirtopia, the inaugural Perdeberg MTB funride had both a 16 and a 32 km route. To add to the festivities, multiple world XTERRA champion Conrad Stolz pitched up on a fatbike to have some fun. Expect record numbers to enter this event next year.

All of the images are available to download on the PhotoSport Website

Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series #1

Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series #1

The popular Contermanskloof track in Durbanville, Western Cape, played host to the opening round of the Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series, in partnership with the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission, on Sunday 22 February. Blisteringly hot conditions made it difficult for the competitors as well as spectators. With no water available up on the mountain it was a case of take up what you need adding 1kg per litre to the weight of my normal equipment .

All my images from the day are available for download on the PhotoSport Website.

 

Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2

Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2

Riders having fun at the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2 at Rhebokskloof MTB. Many thanks to Paarl Printing for their support of mountain biking in South Africa.

Spur Adventure Duo

Spur Adventure Duo

Athletes compete in the Spur Adventure Duo race organized by Quantum Adventures, and held at Oak Valley Wine Estate, Grabouw, in the Western Cape of South Africa on 8 February 2015.

 

To enter the next event in the series, or for more information visit Quantum Adventures

 

 

Robyn Williams at Meerendal Wine Farm

For the last shoot of 2014, we were out at Meerendal Wine Farm, shooting top South African cross triathlete Robyn Williams, who was celebrating all her spanking new Specialized Bicycles South Africa gear, compliments of Freewheel Cycology. How stunning is that bike in white?

Thanks to Team Meerendal MultiSport for allowing us to use your lovely brand new singletrack.

The B Spot

Tygerberg Mountain Bike club has excelled with this magical piece of trail at Bloemendal Wine farm in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa. It’s great for the entire family from todders upwards, and is excellent for skills training as well. Do the green route 3 times and you have clocked up 30km of really fun riding. Give it a go!
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Liberty Duo Challenge

The Liberty Duo Challenge is an event that is held every year at the Blaauklippen Wine Farm just Outside Stellenbosch. Organised by Pieter du Plessis and his team at Iqela events it is a combo mountain bike / trail run or a combination of both. There are also distances that cater for the serious athlete as well as the not so fit. Throw in a kiddies race and you have a morning of fantastic family fun.

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