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  1. Hi, been to SA couple times, mostly CT, surrounding areas, Stellenbosch, Garden Route. This year, I want to bring my gravel bike. I'm wondering which routes around CT are most enjoyable so I can pick my accommodation accordingly. I ride a mix of gravel and tar, up to 100km/day and like to stop every once in a while to have a good coffee / glas of wine / meet other cyclists. Open to switch to Stellenbosch area if that makes more sense. Thanks for your suggestions! JT
  2. So confirmed via Enduro Western Cape’s insta account last year (HEY Not everybody uses that platform btw! For those who don't waste away on the socials….WC enduro also seem to have a website now: https://wcenduro.co.za/#enduroevents Here are the dates for 2023: * UPDATE Round 1: 4 March 2023 - paarl bike fest Round 2: 28 May 2023 - Jonkershoek Round 3: 6 August 2023 - Witfontein, George Round 4: 10 September 2023 - Jonkershoek ( SA nationals weekend) Nice. Gonna be fun.
  3. Hello FRIENDS This is what I am doing. I am now Operating an Animal Shelter for Cats and Kittens on a Farm. The Shelter is registered under the name "CATZ SPACE". I set out to Cycle across the Peninsula to raise awareness for Animal Shelters. Departing from, LADISMITH, ANYSBERG area for LAINSBURG onto TOUWS RIVER and CERES. Then over to GOUDA, PORTERVILLE, PIKETBURG and VELDDRIFT. Then over to LANGEBAAN and CAPE TOWN. Returning, from CAPE TOWN over to PAARL and DU TOUIS KLOOF to WORCESTER. Then over to ROBERTSON, MONTAGUE and BARRYDALE before (Where I ended up walking back home, 70km) back to LADISMITH, ANYSBERG Farm area. CYCLING KAROO TO COAST, WEST COAST, CAPE TOWN & BACK Please consider making a donation towards the Operating costs for 19 Kittens and 25 Cats. TYME BANK Account 5300 0899 649 CATZ SPACE Account Holder: David John Kleynhans Bank Name: TymeBank Branch Code: 678910 Account Number: 53000899649 Thank You for your Support. Frail / Catz Space.
  4. Hi. We are offering Massages at 2023 Cape Epic. Please contact me on 0722972652 or mvs.muscle.recovery@gmail.com for more info.
  5. Taking my DH bike out to Jonkershoek soon and looking to do a few runs on the DH line… never been there before so does anyone know the best “route” or trails to follow to get to the top the quickest to be able to do the DH line a few times ?
  6. Hi. I am interested in starting to ride. Particularly for daily campus commute in the city and it would be nice to use the same bike for leisure otherwise (not too hard trails etc). I've seen the Raleigh Volt 24" e bike on sale and yet I've seen people saying not to buy raleighs or bikes from makro/game on this website? I used to ride when I was a kid (had one of those BMX bikes with reverse brakes for many years...a raleigh which held up well). Since then it's only been hiring bikes on holiday once in a while. I am not fit at all but I am young and do quite a bit of walking. I am about 60kg and 175-180cm tall (and wear size 11s...dk if that affects bike riding). Not fit at all (7 minutes of indoor football has me finished). It's a major reason I'd prefer an e bike. Campus is about 5km away...it's a 40 min walk and a 10-15 min drive. It is near the city centre so regardless of the bike safety is an issue. I'm also an unemployed student. Both these reasons have me wanting a bike that is cheaper. Also I might be carrying heavy textbooks in a backpack/on a rack at the back so weight might increase even above 80kg. I wanted to know if the Raleigh Volt 24" e bike is a worthwhile buy. Both for my size/weight and long term use. Daily commute plus occasional trails. There's another Raleigh e bike called the Glide (29") that's usually cheaper but rn the Volt 24" is on sale. Anyone used Raleigh e bikes? (these 2 and Volt 29" as they seem to be of similiar build and are the only ones available in SA...there's much nicer ones overseas) . I've seen people talking quite negatively about them on this forum but I don't think they've even used them. If anyone has ridden them or knows of someone who has please tell me if I will be wasting my money or is it a worthwhile investment. I'd love for it to last me years but honestly I'd be content if it holds up perfectly for over a year of daily use. I'd also need it to be comfortable enough especially with added textbook weight and not give me any problems to fix. Please assist.
  7. Found this on trail forks .. are the DH/Enduro trails still this way?
  8. Event Name: Giant Bicycles Beat The Board - FNB W2WWhen: 28/10/2022 - 05/11/2022Where: , Grabouw, Western CapeCategory: Mountain BikeCome down to the FNB W2W and try Beat The Board! Grab one of our Demo E-bikes, power through the Strava segment and claim those bragging rights. All participants also stand the chance to win their 2023 FNB W2W entry! Beat The Board will happen on the 28th, 29th & 31st of October, as well as the 1st, 4th & 5th of November.  Come #RideUnleashed on one of the below bikes: Go to Event Page.
  9. Marin Bikes are Made For Fun 🔥 Since the first mountain bikes bearing the Marin Bikes name debuted in 1986, the brand has been dedicated to enriching the lives of our riders by making fun, high calibre bicycles, which provide years of riding enjoyment. We operate a business based on hard work, fueled by passion, and fulfilled by the satisfaction of bringing the joy of cycling to riders across the world………and now to SOUTH AFRCA! Whether your idea of fun involves riding rugged trails up in the Drakensberg, pinning on a race number and entering your first race, taking the long way home, bikepacking to that remote campsite, or just exploring the neighbourhood bike paths, Marin brings the fun to your ride. It’s the principle that guides us when developing new bikes, from long-travel, trail-devouring machines that are at home in some of the world’s most challenging race circuits to the multi-surface capable pavement collection. Each model is designed to be playful and to maximize the opportunities for two-wheeled fun. We plan our offering around being able to supply excellent quality bikes at the best prices! Hello South Africa, welcome to the fun, welcome to MARIN BIKES! Our range is available at leading bike retailers! Get in touch with us for more information on the range available and find your nearest retailer 076 970 7708
  10. Hi guys, Im new in the area, looking to join a roadie group ride on weekends. I'm an experienced rider, been riding for 20 years. I would appreciate any response Let me know. Thanks.
  11. Stolen yesterday 03/07/2022 in Greenpoint St Bedes road. Please be on the lookout in Cape Town area Please call police or 072 384 1573 Witness says the bugger wore a grey hoody/ blanket.
  12. I will be moving from JHB to Cape Town on the 16th of July and was wondering if there are any weekday morning group rides around the Lakeside area? Similar to Engen2Engen? Even afternoon rides would do. Any advice or recommendations would be highly appreciated. TIA!
  13. Hi folks, I'm in Franschoek this weekend and would like to ride MTB Friday and Saturday morning. Are their any club rides going out and can someone share some trails with me please?
  14. Hi Hubbers! CALLING ALL LADY RIDERS!! My husband recruited me into the wonderful world of mountain biking pretty recently - Although I love hiking, Mountain Biking takes being in nature to a whole new level with a competitive edge. Im a beginner - still waiting to upgrade from my entry level Giant Revel. I would really love to set up a social biking group for women who want to ride together and meet new friends while enjoying the awesome trails in Cape Town and surrounds. Is there anyone out there that would be interested? - no fees, just fun! Guys - Tell your ladies to join the Forum! - its a bit of a sausage fest out here.
  15. Possible stolen Giant roadie listed in fishoek on FB market place, looks like a cash converters or crusaders type outlet. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1092248841530180/
  16. ON AVERAGE, WHAT DO YOU SPEND ON: Cycling Jersey Bib short Im doing some market research on cycling apparel, the reason for this is, I love riding with nice fitting & high quality gear, but these do come at a price. I just received a order from a major brand and to be honest, it was disappointing because i paid a premium for this item and expected great quality from them, so i want to see if there is a price range that my fellow cyclists are willing to pay for epic quality, a realistic price point. Im on a mission to see if a solution is possible to make great quality gear accessible to most riders.
  17. With international travel not really on the cards for the foreseeable future, you probably aren’t the only one looking out for some local options for a weekend away with the family. Local travel is the perfect way to satisfy that travel craving and let’s be honest, we live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. People travel from all over the world to visit what we have right on our doorstep. View full article
  18. The Western Cape has some pretty epic gravel roads but few compare with the Overberg area. With all the farms in the area, there are hundreds of kilometers of gravel roads meandering through farmlands that are not so far off the beaten track as you might think, with lush canola fields bursting with colour in winter, it is a ride for the senses. This ride route feature is sponsored by GWM We took their P Series Commercial Double Cab bakkie out for the trip, more on the car a little later. View full article
  19. this is a 2016 rocky mountain was recently in for a shock serves and got a new rear tire.
  20. Hey guys just thought I’d start to make a list of every gravity trail I can find in the western cape, for those like me who get bored of riding the same old same old. I’ll try add locations and stuff but feel free to add any and maybe keep secret spots locations on the down low.
  21. If you have been around the Western Cape road riding scene for a while the chances are you have heard about the Four Passes route. Or perhaps you have already ridden it and experienced one of the Cape’s best road bike loops. If not, hopefully this article will give you some good insight into what is one of my favourite routes. View full article
  22. Water bottle found at Bloemendal 30th March 2021. PM me with a description and I will arrange to get it back to you.
  23. Found cycling sunglasses early this morning 24 Dec in Fairy Garden section. IM with description if you've lost them.
  24. Good afternoon Hubbers, Any group rides happening between 24/12 and 31/12 in the Edgemead-ish area, WC? Rapha500 is beckoning, and don't really want to do all the mileage solo.
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