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10 Tips for preparing for your first Ironman

Signing up to your very first Ironman is thrilling but terrifying. You can’t really know what to expect until you’ve completed your first race. But to help you prepare we’ve put together 8 top tips for training for the Ironman....
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The new Trip Cancellation policy

Cyclesure has launched a much needed trip cancellation policy for cycle enthusiasts. This policy provides cover for a variety of unforeseen situations, which could prevent you to start or complete your cycling trip. Planning a trip for a race (such as...
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The EAI Cycling duo conquered the 116km fourth stage

The EAI Cycling duo conquered the 116km fourth stage, which featured a spectacular 2 000m plunge off the Drakensberg escarpment into KwaZulu-Natal, in a time of 4:24:09. They charged into the finish at Winterton Country Club a full six minutes...
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Cyclesure Trip Cancellation Policy

In a first for South Africa, Cyclesure has created a tailor-made product developed especially for cycling enthusiasts. The Cyclesure Trip Cancellation Policy covers you for financial loss should you be unable to start or complete your cycling trip due to:...
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MTN-Qhubeka looking to add to the growing strength of squad.

MTN-Qhubeka’s search for new signings continues with the team confirming that they are looking at a list of riders including Matthew Goss (Orica-GreenEdge), Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) and Steve Cummings (BMC Racing). All three riders our out of contract at the...
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HOFFMAN DISAPPOINTED WITH COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERFORMANCE

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who supported my campaign and preparation leading up to the Commonwealth Games in particular Cycling South Africa and SASCOC. Also to my trade team, Team Abantu for the support...
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South African Team MTN-Qhubeka moves over to Cervelo.

The professional MTN- Qhubeka team will ride Cervélo bikes next season. The bikes will be fitted with Rotor equipment, the team announced. It’s the same set-up that is currently used by the Garmin-Sharp team but they have been linked to...
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Cyclesure Needs Your Valuable Feedback.

Dear Cyclist As passionate cyclists, we at Cyclesure are continuously striving to offer our clients the very best cycling-related cover and service at all times. Our aim at Cyclesure is always client satisfaction, and with this in mind we would...
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Africa’s Team in the Spotlight for ALL the right reasons.

On the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse, won by Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 25-year-old Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) spent close to 150km riding in the breakaway with Laurens De Vreese (Wanty Groupe Gobert) as was planned by the team....
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One Million Dollar Mountain Bike Race

Yesterday, the world of mountain biking and endurance racing was flipped on its head – when the world’s toughest, most demanding – yet most rewarding – mountain bike race was launched. The Munga – a 1000km, single-stage race will elevate...
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Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic 2014

Dr Evil has created routes that are less than 80 kilometers per day that cater for the NORMAL and ELITE rider. Three days of world class mountain bike racing in one of the most breathtaking locations on the Garden Route....
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Joburg2C time again and Evans is ready for it.

Former champion Kevin Evans and new partner Max Knox will be aiming to stay the course to victory in the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race that starts on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Friday. Evans, who rides in...
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Cross Country World Cup – Pietermaritzburg

The opening round of  this years cross country  season took place in Pietermaritzburg where South Africans once again were able to showcase their talent to the cycling world. Greg Minnaar had an awesome ride considering this is his 1st big...
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Need assistance for an emergency in Cape Town on a 24 hour basis ???

Cyclesure has teamed up with Chris Willemse Cycles to take care of any emergencies on a 24 hour basis that you our valued client may have that are related to your bicycle down in Cape Town. Has your bike suffered...
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John Lee back racing on a high.

John Lee  believes his  injury troubles are behind him as he starts the latest cycling season alongside his MTN-Qhubeka team mates. Augustyn has been troubled with medical issues caused by a cycling related accident in 2007 and finally feels that...
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Cycling South Africa – UCI Rule 1.2.09

Cycling South Africa is in full support of the UCI’s decision to suspend UCI rule 1.2.09 regarding rules of participation with respect to events not sanctioned by the National Federation. With respect to the recent court ruling, both Cycling SA...
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SA TRACK TEAM OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR UCI WORLD CHAMPS

TEAM ABANTU, proudly boasts two members of it professional cycling team as part of the SA team selected for the  2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia from 26 February to 2 March 2014. Team principal Dean Edwards...
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Daryl Impey and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio defend their S A Elite TT national titles.

Daryl IMPEY Finish Time 00:50:48 Overall : 1 / 45 Gender : 1 / 45 Categ : 1 / 20 Race No: 1 Gender: Male Category: Elite Men Status: Finished No Laps: 0 Average Lap: 00:00:00 Pace: 47.2 km/h  ...
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South Africa’s Daryl Impey firm favourite for Time Freight SA Road Championships

Daryl will be returning from a highly successful Santos Tour Down Under where he was instrumental in helping his Orica GreenEDGE team mate Simon Gerrans win the overall classification of the year’s 1st UCI ranked tour. With 2 top 10...
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John Lee Augustyn makes his return to pro bunch.

Cycling fans will be watching the return of John-Lee Augustyn to the professional peloton with bated breath. The South African makes his comeback to the sport after well-documented injury woes disrupted what looked like a promising career.   More motivated...
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Ashleigh on her way to new team for 2014.

Ashleigh Moolman will change teams in the new year and will be riding in the colours of the Hitec Products Team. The 27-year-old South African champion has spent the last four years with the Lotto-Belisol team, since she first joined...
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New black kit for African team – MTN-Qhubeka

The Pro-Continental African team has presented its new recruitments for the upcoming season and revealed a new kit in Johannesburg. New riders for 2014 include former Tour de France stage winner and yellow jersey wearer Linus Gerdemann, former Team Sky...
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Cradle Trails aren’t ready to ride just yet…

We have had several inquiries from riders keen to try out the new mountain biking trails in the Cradle. However, please note that at present the mountain biking trails are still under construction, and may not be used or ‘tested out’ by...
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10 Things every mountain biker should try and do !

Click on the following link to see how many of the 10 things to do on a mountain bike you have done. http://vimeo.com/80735548
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Jay Thomson wins in Rwanda

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung continued building on the successful debut season in the Pro Continental ranks of world cycling as Jay Thomson won stage 1 of the Tour of Rwanda today. Jay put in a huge attack to ride away from...
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Robert Hunter crashes out at team building camp.

After spending 16 years on the pro cycling circuit and having his fair share of accidents with no major breakages to bones it takes a skipping contest to fracture his foot. “We were all jumping through a skipping rope like...
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Daryl “ The Zulu” Impey puts pen to a new 3 year deal with Orica – GreenEdge.

  Daryl joined the Australian team when they were created at the start of 2012 and took his first win for the team in the Tour of the Basque Country and Tour of Slovenia in the same year. With an...
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Robert Hunter starts a new chapter in his cycling career.

South Africa’s all time road cycling star Robert Hunter leaves South Africa again today to attend his 1st team meeting with the staff and some of the main role players within the Garmin pro team set-up. He will however be...
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Team MTN-Qhubeka gives John –Lee Augustyn a chance to perform at the highest levels.

Who will ever forget the sight of John-Lee Augustyn tumbling down the side of a mountain during stage 16 of the 2008 Tour de France ? The Tour de France ascended Europe’s highest mountain pass for only the fourth time...
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Modern technology sees us without landlines at present.If you need to contact us please make use of 1 of the following office cellular numbers. 0760519224 or 0825681650
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Team Abantu’s Nolan Hoffan continues his impressive winning streak.

With this weekend’s Amashova Durban Classic  scheduled for Sunday 13 October,Nolan and his teammates have continued their winning streak and Nolan’s season tally stands at 14 wins with a few big races still to come. Hoffman will be down in...
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MTN Qhubeka out to secure a Giro d’Italia entry for 2014.

The South African MTN-Qhubeka cycling team will ride their 1st world tour race at Il Lombardia on Sunday and they will go all out to impress the race organisers RSC Sports,who,happen to be the same organisers’ of the Giro d’Italia....
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Cyclesure Implement a New Benefit for their policy holders.

With the recent spate of hi-jackings on the increase again, especially amongst the mountain biking community Cyclesures MD Fred Hennings has arranged for a trauma counselling benefit to be made available to all Cyclesure policy holders from the 1 October...
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Robert Hunter to start his 10th Tour de France.

Robert has started the Tour de France 9 times and we could well witness him starting his 10th Tour de France all be it in a team car as a Director Sportiff for the Garmin team. He will remain on...
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South African downhill triple world champion to go under the knife.

After having won his 3rd Downhill World Championship title in Pietermaritzburg last month Greg Minnaar’s injury free run has finally been halted. Greg suffered a knee injury during practice while preparing for the final round of the World Cup series...
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Louis Meintjes achieves success at Firenze Mandel Forum , Florence.

European towns with African connections have once again brought out the best results from a South African rider.If we cast our minds back to the performances of Robert Hunter and Daryl Impey and their Tour de France success that they...
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Cycling South Africa’s 2014 License Renewal up and running.

Cycling South Africa is proud to announce that our online licensing  system has been updated and improved to assist members to renew their  membership and domestic racing licenses. For the third year running,  Cycling SA will not be changing the...
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Mountain Bike World Champs host city Pietermaritzburg, In the Money.

Once the dust had settled and the final counts conducted the 2 week festival of cycling that was the World Championships held in Pietermaritzburg this year , proved to be a huge financial and organisational success for the sleepy hollow. The...
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Silver Medal in the TTT at World Champs for Impey

It’s a hard pill to swallow when it’s just 0.88 seconds between a gold and silver medal at the World TTT Championships. That being said we are proud of what we did out on the road and it’s easy to...
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nReinhardt Janse van Rensburg coming of age in Europe.

As the sun sets on Robert Hunter’s outstanding cycling career the sun is rising on another young South African’s journey amongst the world’s elite cyclists. Yesterday we witnessed Reinardt finishing his 1st grand tour in Madrid and it was an awesome sight...
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Hunter to retire after 16 years of racing against the world’s best.

Robert Hunter will be retiring from pro cycling after 16 years, revealing he does not have a team for the coming season. The 36-year-old, who was the first South African to ride the Tour de France, as well as the...
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Trek Extends Relationship With Team MTN-Qhubeka

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is pleased to extend its partnership with Trek that will see the team continue to use the bicycle company’s equipment into the future. Africa’s first UCI-registered Professional Continental team is passionate about innovation and technology and...
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Gilbert gets his 1st stage win in the rainbow jersey.

The current world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) claimed his first victory of the season in the sprint finale of stage 12 at the Vuelta a Espana. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) jumped early and appeared to have the stage won, but...
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South Africa tops the medal standings at the UCI Masters MTB Champs.

Summary of medals (by country) Country Gold Silver Bronze Total South Africa 10 8 10 28 France 4 3 1 8 Sweden 1 1 1 3 Italy 2 0 0 2 Canada 1 0 0 1 Norway 1 0 0...
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Another South African gets his chance on the World stage.

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg becomes the eigth South African to start one of cycling’s Grand Tour’s after being selected to start the Vuelta a España for his Argos-Shimano team from the end of August. The team have left their 2 top sprinters...
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Whorld Championships – Pietermaritzburg 2013

The sleepy hollow of Pietermaritzburg plays host to the world between the 26th August and the 1st September when the who’s who of mountain biking arrive to compete in the World Championships.Medals will be fought for in 5 differant disciplines...
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Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung does it on the big stage again .

Sergio Pardilla rode on his own to take the fourth stage of the Volta a Portugal, taking the overall race lead as well as ensuring that his MTN -Qhubeka p/b Samsung team claim their third race leader’s jersey in their...
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Emergancy tips out on the trails.

Loose jockey wheels. Jockey wheels  have an annoying habit of coming loose, usually because they weren’t tightened correctly after cleaning. That piece of copper wire or the 5mm bolt you’ve got can now do its thing. Just loop the cable...
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Extra Survival Kit to take along on your rides.

What do you do when your bike breaks down kilometers from home? You can stick out your thumb, you can phone a friend, or with a bit of forward planning , you can get yourself home. Here’s how. Like a boy...
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South African Team secures top German Sprinter

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung have secured the services of the top German sprinter Gerald Ciolek to the end of the 2015 season. The Milan San Remo winner will continue racing for the first African-registered Professional Continental team, and team principal , Douglas Ryder...
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Selected riders for 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Cycling South Africa’s Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, taking place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 26 August to...
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Froome set to win more stages than any other GC winner.

Sky Team and overall leader of the 100th Tour de France yesterday equalled the most number of stage wins for an overall winner since the Spaniard Miguel Indurain achieved this with his 3 time trial stage wins 21 years ago...
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Impeys tweet after the climb up Mont Ventoux

Long day in the saddle today,didn’t need 10 minutes at the bottom to have a chance, I needed a miracle ! Great race by Chris Froome congrats.
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Leading money winners on the 2nd rest day.

While Chris Froome’s Sky Team dominate the overall standings and shot finish on top of the money list come the finish in Paris on Sunday the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team continues to lead the money list on the 2nd rest day...
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The Numbers of the Tour de France.

3404 – The total distance to be covered by the riders this year. 189 – The number of riders that started the race this year. 185  – Yellow jersey wearer Daryl Impey’s race number. 100 – The 100th edition of...
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The Lion King roars and there is a Zulu on the stoep at TdF.

With the first week of the 100th Tour de France done and dusted we can look back at the performance of some of the Africans in the race and their achievements. On day 1, on the island of Corsica Orica GreenEdge...
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Zulu Impey battles his way to the Maillot Jaune in 100th Tour de France.

“It’s all a little surreal yet a dream come true”said Daryl Impey who has become the first African and South African to wear the leader’s yellow jersey ( Maillot Jaune)  in the 100th edition of the Tour de France after...
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Will Daryl get his chance to wear the leader’s Yellow jersey as we race to Marseille?

While the yellow jersey sits on the shoulders of Impey’s Orica GreenEdge teammate Simon Gerrans , Impey could still go on to become the first-ever African cyclist to lead and wear the yellow jersey in the world’s biggest cycling race...
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Garmin-Sharp’s bossman Vaughters holds his breath for Team Time Trial.

Stage 4 could see a small part of Vaughters predictions come true.Stage 4 is the Team Time Trial and a winning result will see their top placed rider on GC pulling on the yellow leader’s jersey for the 2nd time...
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Has a South African ever been this close to the yellow jersey ?

With 2 stages of this year’s race already done and dusted we can look back and see how our Africans have done so far. After the absolute shambles during the 1st stage with the Orica – GreenEdge bus getting stuck...
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Garmin-Sharp’s Vaughters believes his team has what it takes for the Tour de France.

No Robert Hunter in this years Tour de France has us all wondering what the teams plan for the 100th edition of the Tour de France will be. The Garmin-Sharp teams line up for the 100th edition of this years...
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Look launch their 695 Aerolight bike in Corsica.

Look have launched a new version of their top of the range flagship road bike, which will be known as the 695 Aerolight. The launch was held in Corsica which coincides with the start of the 100th edition of the...
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Daryl Impey ready for 2013 Tour de France lead out.

Daryl was born on 6 December 1984 and is 1,81 metres tall. Known as’ Zulu’ by his South African fans and friends, Daryl comes from a sporting family. His father, Tony Impey, represented South Africa as a top cyclist in...
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Chris Froome’s 2013 Tour de France Dream.

Chris Froome Born on 20 May 1985 in Nairobi Kenya, Chris is 1,86-metres tall. He attended St Johns College in Johannesburg and then went on to study at UJ. He started his cycling career as a mountain biker whilst living...
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African Cyclists to perform at the 100th Tour de France

It’s the 100th edition of the Tour de France (TDF) and for us Africans this occasion is even more momentous because we have two cyclists taking part – and one of these riders has a very real chance of winning...
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The Importance of Having Bike Insurance

Imagine… You hit a parked car breaking your prized carbon and damaging the vehicle; you cross wheels and take down half the bunch in one split second; you return to your locked bike only to find it damaged and the...
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Hollard Underwrites Cyclesure

We are pleased to advise that with effect from 1st February 2011 the insurer underwriting our Cyclesure Pedal Cycle Insurance Policy will change from Zurich Insurance Company SA Limited to The Hollard Insurance Company Limited. Cyclesure will continue to manage...
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