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  1. After bearing witness to an explosive weekend of racing at the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League Final in Magaliesburg recently, Team Spur is bristling with excitement for the upcoming Cape Pioneer Trek, starting on Sunday, 16 October. Click here to view the article
  2. As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games curtain drew to a close, cyclists Kyle Dodd (BMX), James Reid and Alan Hatherly (both MTB) reflected on the jubilation, the pain and experiences of a lifetime. Click here to view the article
  3. South African cycling representatives James Reid and Alan Hatherly are currently testing out the Mountain Bike Cross-country course in the final days ahead of their race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday 21 August. Click here to view the article
  4. We managed to squeeze in some snaps of James's Specialized S-Works Epic Torch Edition between the time team mechanic JP Jacobs completed the build and James Reid picked up the bike before leaving for Rio. Click here to view the article
  5. First and third place respectively for James Reid and Alan Hatherly after a four-rider end sprint at Sunday's 60km Illovo Eston Marathon, the feature race of the 2016 Illovo Eston MTB Challenge, served as the perfect final race preparation ahead of the pair's departure for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, while Cherie Redecker claimed the women's title. Click here to view the article
  6. Thousands of riders and spectators will flock to the Beaumont Eston Farmer’s Club on Sunday, 7 August for one of the country’s premier one day classic’s, the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge, as Rio Olympic Games bound James Reid and Alan Hatherly have one last tussle before they join forces as part of Team South Africa at the global showpiece. Click here to view the article
  7. Defending champion James Reid has confirmed he will be on the start line of this year’s 60km Illovo Eston Marathon, the feature race of the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge on Sunday 7 August, before jetting off to Rio de Janeiro less than a week later to represent Team South Africa at for the 2016 Olympic Games. Click here to view the article
  8. It must be dubbed as one of the most electrifying races when Team Spur’s James Reid fought back a 45-second deficit behind Scott LCB’s Philip Buys to claw his way back and take the Elite Men’s victory at the STIHL 2016 South African National Mountain Bike Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 16 July. Reid finished in a time of one hour 32 minutes and 56 seconds – 14 seconds ahead of Buys. Buys’ teammate Gert Heyns rounded out the podium in 01:36:53. Click here to view the article
  9. The South African team has settled in well and are enjoying the last few moments of practice and preparations ahead of the action-packed week at the 2016 UCI Mountain bike XCO World Championships, which take place for the first time in Nove Mesto Na Morave in the Czech Republic from Wednesday 29 June to Sunday 3 July. Some of the team members chatted about their spirits ahead of the events. Click here to view the article
  10. With the fifth and final round of the STIHL 2016 SA XCO Cup Series rapidly approaching, the Series Title is wide open as the riders prepare for the season finale in the Free State at Happy Valley Conservancy in Bloemfontein on Saturday 18 June. What is important to note, is that all five rounds this year will be considered in the overall National points system, determining the overall win, as well as carrying a UCI Category 2 rating. Click here to view the article
  11. 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 2016 UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships at Nové Mēsto na Moravē, Czech Republic, from 29 June to 3 July. Click here to view the article
  12. James Reid (Team Spur) and Mariske Strauss (Novus OMX Pro Team) displayed their athletic dominance amidst perfect weather conditions and energised crowds when they raced against some of the country’s top mountain bike enthusiasts at Settlers Park Nature Reserve in the fourth round of the Stihl 2016 SA XCO Cup Series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 14 May. Click here to view the article
  13. With the Olympics little more than 3 months away, PE will be host to a truly monumental race on Saturday, 14 May. A race that will be the final deciding factor for riders like James Reid (Team Spur) and Alan Hatherly (Kargo Pro MTB) who are aiming for a spot in this year’s Olympic Team. Click here to view the article
  14. Elite South African mountain biker James Reid will be gunning for gold at the 5th annual Cell C Arabella MTB Challenge that will be held at the picturesque Arabella Hotel & Spa in Kleinmond on Saturday, 23 April 2016 and Sunday, 24 April 2016. Click here to view the article
  15. South African Mountain Bike Champions James Reid and Cherie Redecker took the respective titles in the Elite Men and Women’s races at the third round of the Stihl 2016 SA XCO Cup Series hosted by City of Tshwane at Wolwespruit Bike Park in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria on Saturday 26 March. Pleasant skies and warm mid-twenties temperatures greeted the riders as they tackled the challenging course. Click here to view the article
  16. Swiss Cape Epic legend Ariane Kleinhans and South African Cross-country Mountain Bike Champion James Reid have joined forces with Spur Steak Ranches to create a new mountain bike team for the 2016 season. Click here to view the article
  17. Top South African mountain bike racers, James Reid and Gert Heyns, have teamed up at the last-minute and will race as Team Spur at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, which gets underway near Cape Town on Sunday. Click here to view the article
  18. James Reid (Team Spur) and Jennie Stenerhag (Ascendis Health) dominated the men’s and women’s races respectively to claim the top spots at the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge at Le Bonheur in Stellenbosch. Click here to view the article
  19. Nic Lamond, founder of Podium Sports athlete management company, was instrumental in putting together the newly formed Team Spur duo Ariane Kleinhans and James Reid. We caught up with Nic to get his views on professional mountain biking, putting together a professional team in South Africa and the ambitions of Team Spur. Click here to view the article
  20. Team Spur hosted a picturesque sunset launch event on Thursday, 4 February in Sea Point, Cape Town. It was an opportunity to celebrate the team and reflect on a fine first month representing headline sponsors Spur Steak Ranches and equipment sponsors Specialized Bicycles. Click here to view the article
  21. National Champion James Reid of Team Spur claimed the Pro-elite Men’s victory in emphatic style at the opening round of the 2016 SA XCO Cup Series in Mpumalanga today, while British National Champion Annie Last (Novus OMX Pro Team) won the Pro-elite Women’s race by more than three minutes. Click here to view the article
  22. The 10th Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge kicks off the South African mountain bike racing year on Saturday and it has once again attracted a strong field of contenders for the overall men and women’s titles. Click here to view the article
  23. South African Cross Country Champion James Reid will partner his American counterpart Howard Grotts in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic and the young pairing could provide a glimpse into the future of the world’s premier mountain bike stage race. Click here to view the article
  24. Team RECM’s Erik Kleinhans and James Reid closed their racing season off on a high note on Sunday, 08 November 2015 by claiming gold at the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race. Click here to view the article
  25. Team RECM’s James Reid and Erik Kleinhans continued their winning streak at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Saturday, 07 November 2015 after completing Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race in an impressive time of 02 hours 33 minutes 57 seconds. Click here to view the article
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