Hello to all our fellow cyclists. We hope winter hasn’t kept you indoors and that you’ve kept pedalling! Keep up that fitness because over the next few months we have some racing events in stall for you. We are the organisers of the Mondi Addo MTB Challenge in November and the Herald Cycle Tour in February 2009.
Leisure News – Knysna Cycle Expo
On a rather cool and blustery Wednesday morning in July, a small group of leisure cyclists set off from the Port Elizabeth beachfront on a 3-Day cycle ride to Knysna. Our destination was the annual Knysna Cycle Tour Weekend festival with its Lifestyle Expo and cycle race events taking place on the first weekend of July.
Mondi Addo MTB Challenge
There is a brand new national mountain bike event taking place in November this year, branded as "The Eastern Cape's Toughest MTB Challenge"! This event takes place in the Addo Elephant National Park on Saturday, 1st November 2008. There are three routes designed to challenge both our Pro Mountain Bikers and Recreational Riders alike. The event boasts R 50 000-00 in prize money and plenty of lucky draw prizes, with an enormous R 15 000-00 first prize in the 85km race.
Find out all the details on our website under the new RACES link.
This Month’s Featured Tour – Shipwreck Trail
Explore our magnificent coastal scenery as you cycle along quiet gravelled roads, shadowing our beautiful South Coast. From Cape Agulhas, the southern most point of the African continent, you can leisurely pedal along a trail of shipwrecks through seafaring history on our Shipwreck Trail
Leisure Racing News – Tour de France 2008
Being avid cyclists we thought it would be a good idea to keep our readers up to date on the happenings at the top international cycle racing tours taking place all over the globe. The big event of the year has been and gone- the 95th edition of the world renowned Tour de France, a 3-week stage race which took place through France between the 5th and 27th July 2008. Be sure to get the results by following this link.
"Bike Bag" - CYCLING THROUGH THE SEASONS (Wet and Cold Weather Cycling)
By preparing for the elements, cycling safely and defensively, and using the proper equipment, it is possible to ride your bicycle throughout most of the year. For some, riding in a light rain or on a brisk day can provide a refreshing and energizing workout.
Keeping Warm and Dry
Equipment & Maintenance
"I don't remember you ever beating Lance Armstrong" said the journalist. "When was that?" "In the seventh stage of the Tour de France in 2002, I beat him over the head with my water bottle - but he still won the tour!"
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