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  1. I recently started training again after a year of the bike, and would like to reach the maximum status on our Multiply Rewards program. I see on Momentum's Website, that you get one active day if you burn 300 calories in a session. Is there a way you can get more points when training? Just on yesterdays training ride my calories burnt was 1867 calories. Surely you must get more points for this, or am I missing something? Is there more tips and tricks to reach maximum status?
  2. Morning Hubbers, To those who are part of Momentum Multiply, what is the typical delivery time for items ordered from your online shop? Thanks!
  3. Really disappointed in the Momentum Online Shop. Placed and paid for an order (Garmin GPS) yesterday at 15:00 with my credit card, only to receive no order number or any confirmation from their side. I phoned them this morning to find out what is going on, and can you believe that they claim that they never received any order from my side.... How on earth is it possible to take my money (from a valid order I placed on the online shop) and come with a reply like this? I'm busy sorting it out with them, but now I must give them my bank statements and a lot of unnecessary paperwork that I don't have time for. Momentum Online = Never again
  4. The Momentum Tour of Legends is a three-day mountain bike event in and around the Entabeni Private Nature reserve in the Waterberg Mountains in the Limpopo province. The participants get to ride among Africa’s Big Five each day and enjoy a luxurious off-the-bike experience at the luxury Legend Golf & Safari Resort. The 2016 edition will take place from 7-9 August and will include a number of changes over previous editions, including a daily round of golf for every participant; three nights of accommodation (as opposed to two previously); Lion (standard) and Buffalo (shorter) distance options; a corporate group package option; supporter transport to and from each day’s main water point; bike wash, leg massages and game drives. Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za “It’s mountain biking, but with a difference. There are many stage races on the calendar where the racing is the focal point, at the Tour of Legends it's a ride and not a race. With the Momentum Tour of Legends, we have a three-day, three-night African bush escape where the off-the-bike experience is of the highest standard and rather unique in the stage-event category,” said Wessel van der Walt of Advendurance, the organising company. The 2016 routes have been finalised and final details will be published on social media tomorrow. In summary Day 1’s route will be in the south of the reserve through Rykdom, a favourite hangout area for lion (there are armed escorts for each ride) to Doorndraai Dam and returning to the finish on some great single track. Day 2 is the toughest riding day with an ascent up Yellowwood Climb followed by a loop on the escarpment before the return. Day 3 will be a general reserve ride through the central region passing many of the dams in the area and ending on some new sections of singletrack. The main water point each day will have a clock-in, clock-out option so that riders can take a break and really absorb the bush feel. Non-riding supporters will be transported to and from the main water point each day to be able to participate and share the experience. Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za Carel Bosman, head of Sponsorships at Momentum said, “The uniqueness of this event combines an exhilarating bush experience with spectacular and challenging off-road routes. Cycling amongst the free-roaming big five is truly a ride on the wild side. The added attractions besides exciting cycling will make the Tour of Legends a bucket-list event and highlight for cyclists and their families.” According to Anton Jankowitz
Executive Director: MoreCorp Group “The Momentum Tour of Legends is the quintessential South African three day MTB stage event and we are excited to partner Advendurance in this. It encompasses big five riding and luxury accommodation, which are certainly unique to such an event. We are also pleased to see the significant growth in participants over last year, which bodes well going forward. Most importantly though, it gives our company MoreCorp, a wonderful opportunity to incorporate and provide a valuable platform to some of our sponsors and partners being Momentum, PwC and DSTV Media Sales. In addition to Momentum, the Tour of Legends partners include PWC, USN, Columbia Sportswear, Legends Resorts and DSTV Media. Entry is limited to 200 two-rider teams. There is limited space remaining. To enter, or for more information, visit www.touroflegends.co.za.
  5. Financial services company, Momentum, has extended its commitment to supporting cycling in South Africa by becoming the title sponsor of the Tour of Legends Mountain Bike Experience. Click here to view the article
  6. Event Name: 2016 Momentum Wees Wakker Fees MTB Challenge When: 13 August 2016 Where: Pienaardam Resort, Middelburg, Mpumulanga Category: MTB One of the premier events on the Highveld MTB calendar for 2016. Three distances planned (70km, 35km, 15km and 5km fun walk ride). Serious prize money shared equally between women and men. Fun filled day for the whole family with good food, coffee and lots of entertainment. Event forms part of the annual Wees Wakker Fees as hosted by Laerskool Middelburg www.laerskoolmiddelburg.co.za. Go to Event Page
  7. I have stopped trying to remove all my information or opt out etc, but to no avail, if they get your number or email you are done... Don't you love these sporadic sms spamming, NO thanks Advendurance, NOT interested! http://dualx.co.za/ Contact Us For general queries & support: +27 (086) 199-000-1 info@advendurance.com Momentum Health OatWell DUALX Series Powered by PeptoPro is run & organised by: ADVENDURANCE CC. 18 Cussonia Ave Pretoria Gauteng South Africa
  8. From 30 January to 1 February 2015, visitors to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival will again be able to experience the very best of what this popular wine region has to offer – the best wine, the most delicious food, great music and art and the breathtakingly beautiful natural environment of the Boland. Click here to view the article
  9. The 2015 festival will offer an innovative family friendly format that for the first time will be held at the Coetzenburg grounds, a beautiful new venue that will serve to enhance this already well-known festival. The Momentum Grape MTB Ride is an exciting new addition to the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay, and promises a fun cycling outing towards Jonkershoek and back. Most of the 18km ride takes place on local tar roads with small sections of easy dirt roads and tracks to make sure you do use the knobblies on your tires! Heading out from the Wine Festival venue at Coetzenburg, riders head up Jonkershoek Road past estates like Lanzerac, Starke Condè and Rudera, up to the turnaround point at the Nature Reserve gate before embarking on the return loop via Assegaaibos and the Jonkershoek Road cycle path. The turnaround area is also the highest point on the route so riders can look forward to mostly freewheeling back home. Although this ride is well known to any Stellenbosch local, an added feature is that special permission has been obtained from Cape Nature to utilise the more secluded Assegaaibos section to the route, which is not usually accessible. All finishers receive a special commemorative medal as well as entry into the wine festival where a lucky draw takes place after the ride. Registration can be done from 06h00 at Coetzenburg Sports Grounds for the ride that will set off at 07h30. For entries (R100 online and R130 on the day), visit www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za or contact Dirtopia at 021 884 4752. All entrants to the MTB ride will receive Stellenbosch Wine Festival venue access. An additional cost of R75 is applicable if you wish to partake in the wine tasting experience.
  10. Good day all, We run a charity group called Cancer Clowns. We ride for the sole purpose of showing people that odds can be beaten, and the cancer can also be beaten with the same attitude. Money that is collected go directly towards Cancer SA. We do not ask anything to ride for our group. we only ask that you ride in our shirt which is R364.80 incl vat. Please help us in getting more riders to join our group. Contact me if you want to join. thanks
  11. In recognition of the tour’s global status and international appeal, its organisers and owners - the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) - in association with the three co-naming rights sponsors, Cape Argus, Pick n Pay and Momentum, introduced the name change and logo in celebration of the event’s iconic status and increasing global appeal. Speaking at the event, Steve Hayward, Chairman of the CTCTT, took guests through the history of the tour saying: “The Cape Town Cycle Tour is Africa’s premier cycling event. It has grown from humble beginnings, attracting only a few hundred cyclists who participated in the first tour as a protest ride, to the worlds’ largest timed cycle race. The event has enjoyed a remarkable journey over the past 37 years, and the new name and logo revealed tonight is testament to our coming of age as we move into the next phase to becoming one of the worlds’ most desirable participation sporting events.” From modest beginnings to iconic stature Bill Mylrea and John Stegmann, two men who formed part of a group of people with a dream of a cycling South Africa, are credited with being the visionaries behind the first Cycle Tour. The inaugural event took place in 1978 and inspired the idea for a longer ride around the peninsula. Only 525 riders participated in the first race. Today, 35,000 local and international cyclists are drawn to the Mother City on the second Sunday in March each year to tackle the spectacular 109km route. The event has been affectionately known as “The Argus” since its inception. Jermaine Craig, Editor of the Cape Argus newspaper which has sponsored the event since that first year, says: “When the Cape Argus was approached to use our name for the first ride, it spoke strongly to our paper’s civic activist roots. In our paper this year we reported that in Cape Town alone 300km of cycling lanes had been completed or were nearing completion, so the cycling ‘activists’ can certainly say it’s been a case of mission accomplished. “From the start we have supported the race in its different guises and evolutions. We are proud to again pledge our support to the ‘Cape Town Cycle Tour’ and we remain passionate partners of this exciting event.” Pick n Pay has been a key co-naming rights sponsor of the Cycle Tour for over two decades. “Pick n Pay, along with the Cape Argus, has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with the Cycle Tour. Together with the City of Cape Town and Momentum, we are now moving into a new partnership phase,” says Malcolm Mycroft, General Manager of Marketing at Pick n Pay. “We have always been incredibly proud to be part of this iconic international event, which not only promotes a healthy lifestyle, but also raises funds for many local charities.” Earlier this year, Momentum acknowledged the upward trajectory of the Cycle Tour when it joined Cape Argus and Pick n Pay as a co-naming rights sponsor. Commenting on the new direction of the Cycle Tour, Danie van den Bergh, Head of Brand Momentum, says: “As the newest sponsor in the Cycle Tour family we could not be happier to be on board and part of the development of this iconic event. We were fortunate that all partners shared the vision to renew and rejuvenate the race as it moves forward into a new and exciting phase. The tour’s charitable component is important to us because we want to further fulfil our role as a good corporate citizen, and offer our clients a superior experience with every interaction with us. We are proud to share the passion of Momentum’s involvement, the beauty of Cape Town and the bounty of a South African welcome, with everyone.” The start of a brand new cycle The new brand incorporates traditional aspects that have always been associated with the event: iconic Table Mountain – the universal symbol for Cape Town – and a cyclist pedalling the route which wraps around the peninsula. “We wanted to uphold the event’s rich heritage, while aligning with other international tours. The new Cape Town Cycle Tour name and logo is a logical next step to achieving our ambitious goal of positioning the tour globally as an iconic bucket list event and use our growing international appeal to attract a wider audience to not only participate, but also spend time in Cape Town and South Africa.” explains David Bellairs, Marketing, Sponsorship and Communications Director of the CTCTT. The event’s iconic link to Cape Town was highlighted by Executive Mayor, Patricia De Lille, who shared her enthusiasm on the impact this will have on the future vision of the City. “We have a vision for the City of Cape Town to become the events capital of Africa. For years, people from across the country and the world have cycled through the city and seen everything that we have to offer. We are honoured that the Cycle Tour has now been named after the City and look forward to welcoming the participants for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.” Riding for a cause Over the years, the Cycle Tour has generated millions of Rands for cycling development and the charitable projects supported by its two main beneficiaries, the Pedal Power Association and the Rotary Club of Claremont, who collectively make up the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. In 2012, charity entries were introduced for the first time with some 5,000 entries offered to various charity groups. “We want participants to use the event as a platform to give back to their communities, and the interest we receive each year from charities wishing to use the event as an opportunity to fundraise for worthy causes is overwhelmingly positive,” says Bellairs. The Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 8 March 2015 and entries open on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 2pm. The event’s name and logo change will not impact on the format of the 2015 route, and cyclists and spectators can continue to enjoy the world-class experience they have come to love over the past 37 years. For regular updates on the Cycle Tour, find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/cycletour or on Twitter @CycleTour_SA. For more information on the Cycle Tour, visit www.cycletour.co.za.
  12. The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour was officially renamed the Cape Town Cycle Tour at a launch event held in downtown Cape Town this evening. Click here to view the article
  13. The new venue for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum MTB Challenge drew a sold out field to the Le Bonheur Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, and a host of world class riders littered the start line for the 55km route. Click here to view the article
  14. As always it was a great honour to start with names like Sauser, Lill, Pfitzenmeier, Rabon, and Evans to name a few. The raw strength of these riders became clear as they immediately pulled away from the rest of the field. The start was flat and sandy for the first few km’s. The groups that formed on the dry dual tracks kicked up clouds of dust which lowered visibility and coated us with layer of fine dirt. The first few hills were short and sharp and kept us looking out for the best lines with wash-aways and patches of thick sand. A recurring characteristic of the elevated farm roads was off camber 90 degree turns on hard clay that had a light covering of gravel. These caught a handful of riders around me off guard as front wheels slid out from underneath them. Admittedly my tire pressure was slightly off and I almost ended up the same way a few times. There was a short single-track section as we crossed farms that had 3 very tight little switchbacks. These were also off-camber, which claimed a few riders before the track joined up with a paved road again for a short while and then back on to farm roads. The various sections of single track that were scattered throughout the route (apparently 8km’s worth) were great fun to ride, from flowing tracks that zig-zagged under tree canopies, narrow paths that snaked up the hill sides and small rock gardens. I didn't feel like there was anything overly technical and I would like to think that very few people would have had to get off the bike to walk a section. Where I was placed during the race there were no bottle-necks or hold ups. The biggest fall I witnessed was a rider being thrown off the edge of the really great Simonsberg Conservancy single track by a deep rut and into the dead trees below. Fortunately he managed to climb back up and continue on his way with only deep scratches on his thigh. The climb that weaved its way up around the 43km mark was steady but not too steep. And although not the highest point on the route it opened into a stunning 360 degree view of the area (if you took the time to look around). After that it was just about downhill all the way to the finish with a few minor little kicks and again a few short fun sections of purpose built single-track that weaved its way around the farm buildings dropping us onto a ramp and into the finish area. The finish area itself had a great atmosphere but was a narrow area that became very crowded very quickly and I am told that the shuttle service between the start and finish (1.5km apart) worked well for spectators. This was a very enjoyable ride just on 53km with 1234m of vertical ascent according to Garmin. It was technical enough to keep most riders interested but tame enough not to scare others away. The route also had enough climbs to keep you honest. While previous editions of the race at the old venue have been referred to as a "suffer fest", this route was much more manageable with the terrain and difficulty open to an intermediate skill level and up. The lack of bottlenecks on the new route stands out over the old route and the water points were well spaced if needed. Overall, it was a good day out on the bike. Words - Rob Bateman Images - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum MTB Challenge Keen to contribute a race / ride report to be featured? Send us a mail at features@thehubsa.co.za
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