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ONRUS WELCOMES HOME FNB W2W ADVENTURE RIDERS

Sunday, 02 November 2014 saw FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure riders bid farewell to Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), their home for the past two days as they journeyed towards the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) where family and hopefully a few whales waited in anticipation to welcome them […]

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TOUGH DAY IN THE SADDLE AT FNB W2W MTB ADVENTURE

The much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure kicked off at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) today, Friday, 31 October 2014. Teams of two (men, women and mixed) had to complete a challenging 72km route that included trekking over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of trail to feature a compulsory portage, […]

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The “Trail Run Virgin” Diaries / 3 ~ by Jan Ham

September not only means spring has sprung, but usually an elevation in training intensity or just regularity to get that perfect beach body or race ready? In our case, it meant snotty noses, more snotty noses, a couple of injuries, and you guessed it, more snotty noses. Just one of life’s curveballs you have to […]

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BROADCAST SCHEDULE: TRAIL TV Episode 9

TRAIL TV Episode 9 premiers on SuperSport 8 on Monday, 27 October 2014 at 18:00. SUMMARY: TRAIL FOCUS:  Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon TRAIL PREVIEW:   ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance TRAIL TIP:  compliments of PUMA TRAIL FOCUS:   2014 Transalpine-Run TRAIL FOCUS:  The Drakensberg Grand Traverse TRAIL TALK:  with Mark Boucher BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Please Note:  […]

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THE GAUNTLET HAS BEEN THROWN AT THE FNB W2W MTB RACE

With so many top teams taking on the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race it is practically impossible to decide on a favorite.  The last of the three events to take place in November, the FNB W2W MTB Race will start at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 07 November 2014 and […]

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BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Episode 8 of TOTALSPORTS XTERRA TV presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT

Catch Episode 8 of TOTALSPORTS XTERRA TV presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT on SuperSport 8 from Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 06:00. SUMMARY: XTERRA FOCUS:  2013 XTERRA World Champs in Maui XTERRA TALK:  Conrad Stoltz in Boulder, Colorado  XTERRA FOCUS:  2014 recap / TOTALSPORTS XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Please Note:  SuperSport reserves the […]

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MADOLO AND KLEINHANS SET SIGHTS ON FNB W2W PODIUM FINISH

Sipho Madolo, a songo.info rider, will be seen teaming up with top marathon rider Erik Kleinhans at the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  Starting at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 07 November 2014 and finishing at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) on Sunday, 09 November 2014, Madolo and Kleinhans […]

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CAPE TRAILS PROUDLY SPECIALIZED

Cape Trails, the official route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, are super excited to take ownership of their new Specialized mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa. According to Bianca Grobbelaar, Marketing Manager Specialized Bicycles, Cape Trails are outdoing themselves.  “Just […]

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WILLIAMS GUNNING FOR GOLD AT PENNYPINCHERS ORIGIN OF TRAILS

Reigning Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails short course champion, Amy Williams (17) of Knysna will be hoping for a successful title defense on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014 when she returns to Stellenbosch to take on this much anticipated 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race. Williams claimed two consecutive stage victories at the 2013 […]

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PRIZE PURSE ANNOUNCED FOR FNB WINES2WHALES MTB RACE

Riders preparing to take on the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race the weekend of 07 – 09 November 2014 will be pleased to hear that the prize purse for the 2014 event has increased to R350 000.00. “We are privileged to once again be in a position to implement a substantial prize purse increase,” […]

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TOP FEMALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS EXCITED TO TAKE ON PENNYPINCHERS ORIGIN OF TRAILS

The 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, Stellenbosch’s only 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, has attracted the interest of a number of top female riders including the likes of Ariane Kleinhans, Jennie Stenerhag and Robyn de Groot.  Celebrating its second anniversary, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails will take place on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 […]

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SPECIALIZED BICYCLES UP FOR GRABS AT FNB WINES2WHALES MTB EVENTS

The Organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events together with Specialized Bicycles are excited to introduce the #MySpecializedDraw at each of the three MTB events:  Adventure, Ride and Race. “When we first welcomed Specialized as the official bike partner of the FNB W2W MTB Events we mentioned that exciting times lie ahead”, […]

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PUMA TRAIL RUN ENTRIES OPEN THIS WEEK

Online entries for the breathtakingly beautiful PUMA Trail Run presented by ISUZU will open on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Forming part of the action of South Africa’s largest off road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT SPORT, the PUMA Trail Run presented by ISUZU incorporates the XTERRA trail run routes and will take place […]

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE SANLAM CAPE MILE

Calling all swimming enthusiasts!  Entries for the long overdue Sanlam Cape Mile will open on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. An exciting and innovative open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile and a refreshing […]

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CAPE LEOPARDS STILL FREQUENT FNB WINES2WHALES MTB ROUTES

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project is pleased to announce that Cape Leopards, Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) and Olive (Boland Female / BF14) still frequent the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) routes. “Old Popeye is still the master of the Groenlandberg,” says Jeannie Hayward of the CLT Boland Project.  “After four years of […]

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BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Episode 7 of TOTALSPORTS XTERRA TV presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT

Episode 7 of TOTALSPORTS XTERRA TV presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT premiers on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at 18:30. SUMMARY: XTERRA FOCUS:  TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Pezula Lite presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT XTERRA TIP:  David Harrington / Managing Director of Sailfish SA XTERRA TIP:  Collin Allin / Head of PUMA Performance   BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Please […]

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BROADCAST SCHEDULE: TRAIL TV Episode Eight

TRAIL TV Episode Eight premiers on SuperSport 8 on Monday, 22 September 2014 at 18:00. SUMMARY: TRAIL FOCUS:  SALOMON Featherbed Trail Run, presented by GU TRAIL FOCUS:  PUMA Nightcat Dash TRAIL PREVIEW:  Otter Trail Run BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Please Note:  SuperSport reserves the right to make last minute changes to this broadcast schedule. Date Series Episode […]

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SAHM EXCITED BY PENNYPINCHERS ORIGIN OF TRAILS DEBUT

Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm will toe the line at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014. Sahm, whose impressive track record includes amongst others, three ABSA Cape Epic victories, three Transalp Challenge victories, two Trans Schwarzwald victories, one […]

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CYCLING PENNYPINCHERS ORIGIN OF TRAILS FOR JOOST

Keen mountain bikers, Brendan Snyman and Dirk Kotze are very excited to take on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014 in support of the J9 Foundation. “The J9 Foundation was formed by the Springbok rugby legend and former captain, Joost […]

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FNB WINES2WHALES WELCOMES TREAD BUFFALO CATEGORY

The organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are pleased to welcome the TREAD Buffalo Category as an official weight division of the 2014 events. In order to qualify for the TREAD Buffalo Category teams need to boast a minimum combined weight of at least 180kg (excluding bicycles and equipment). “We are […]

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EXCITING OPEN WATER SWIM LAUNCHES IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Leading sports marketing specialists, Stillwater Sports, have added another prestigious event to their 2015 portfolio with the introduction of the Sanlam Cape Mile. An exciting and innovative open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will make its debut at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015. “The Sanlam Cape Mile is […]

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CHARITY SUPPORT A KEY FOCUS FOR HELDERBERG SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB

Known to many as the vehicle transport experts at the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club put the funds generated through their involvement with these three premier MTB stage races to good use by supporting a number of admirable projects including The Khomani San Project, Brak en Jan Creche, […]

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