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  1. Hi Folks Im going to be in SA mainly around Durban for 10 days end of May beginning of June and planning to do 5 or 6 days cycling around the Half Ironman event in Durban. I am struggling to find a Bike shop / Someone or somewhere in Durban that can rent me a road bike. I'm 5'11'' and am cycling a 43cm Virtual top tube Treck. Any help at all would be appreciated. It is way to expensive to fly my bike over. Mental costs altogether as i will take three flights. Thanks folks Barry
  2. Registration has opened for IM Durbs On 7 June 2020 https://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/durban.aspx#axzz5z1UuKn8r
  3. Hi all. I'm new to the group. I'm currently cycle touring around South Africa and hoping that maybe someone has done a similar ride. I'm looking for a route from Johannesburg to Durban and plan to cycle it over a few days, I have found a few and have made some but not sure what they will be like and if the areas they go through are safe or not, it needs to be an alternative to the N3 as its very dangerous and I think its illegal to ride on highways here. I don't mind any distance, dirt roads, hills etc, if they include camping spots along the way then thats awesome to or I will find places to camp. I will be riding with a loaded bike and will have all my camping gear with me. Thanks for any advice, it will be highly appreciated.
  4. So with the swim leg of this years event being cancelled, do you think that i will hinder peoples desire for next year or has it made you change your mind perhaps? Being a mere fortnight after the comrades i doubt we will see Superwoman Wostmann there this time around.
  5. Hey guys. Can anyone recommend a sports Nutritionist in the Durban area, that can help out with eating plans / nutrition for Triathlon and Cycling. Couldn't seem to find much when searching bikehub. Cheers
  6. Hi Guys, is it true the Cornubia has a bike trail? as anyone tried it?
  7. Hi all. Hope there is someone on here in the industry that can help or recommend someone who can. Looking for a supplier of odd size o-rings and gaskets in Durban. Size I'm currently looking for is 2mm x 30mm round rubber. For end caps on sealed bearing hubs.
  8. Coming to kzn to reign, lank. I know there's a thing called trailforks mabru, but I'm looking for local insights china, like out of the many trails, which to shred and which to ned, flanders. Some jumps and pumps would be nice too eksê. maybe meet with THE local loamers for a day out. where's the spot? Fill me in, let's begin. Shweet laaka lemon. Tks!
  9. Hi I am hoping to take part in the 2016 Amashova and will need to hire an appropriate bike as I am travelling from overseas. Does anyone know who I could speak to in Durban about this? Thanks Mark
  10. Date has been set as 19 June 2016 http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/durban.aspx#axzz3t9ufE3gW Entries open 3 December 2015 from 2pm Was fun this year, so will be in for it again!!
  11. Have entered Ironman in April. I am looking for some people (possibly a group of ladies) to do some long training rides on a Sunday with. Am not the strongest cyclist on the world and most groups are either super fast or go out on a Saturday. Most of the cycling clubs don't cycle far enough (am needing about 4hrs) I am based in Westville but don't mind going up to Hillcrest or into Durban
  12. So with the Amashova and 94.7 fast approaching, I need to spend more time riding serious hills. Climbing is my biggest weakness. I can ride flats well, my body is able to handle distances of 80-100km so thats not a major concern now. Now looking at the Amashova profile, and with the first 15km being UP I need to prepare for that. Where in Durban would you train hills that will help make a difference ? Something that I could do on a weekend. I live in Merewent and started riding in Bluff but there isn't any loooong climbs around here. Can 1 ride the Amashova route or part of it while still being safe from traffic ? And I have to add this as I know it will come up... I am working on my weight loss... 10Kg down already since April and pushing hard to get to about 85kg by end September. Currently 95kg. Thanks.
  13. If you keen to ride new trails and new groups follow my link https://ilove2mtb.wordpress.com/
  14. Good day, So I have entered the 2015 Amashova cycle challenge. Unfortunately I cannot go alone due to financial difficulties. So, what I need is a travel partner. I do not pay for patrol or toll gates, so that is covered. I basically need some one that will help with "padkos" and accommodation. I will go down on the Saturday and come back on the Monday. I can tow a bike tailor if needed, but also have a bike rack that can take 3 bikes. The arrangements for the accommodation will be the responsibility of whoever decides to be riding shotgun. Please let me know if your are interested in tagging along. thanks
  15. So I URGENTLY need to replace the five-year-old chainset on my fixie (flip-flop hub with both cogs pretty trashed). Anyone ever had any good experiences with ordering parts through any stores in Durban? So far I've been terribly disappointed and I'm going to try make a plan to bring them in from Cape Town, but I just thought I'd check if there was a simpler option... [Pic of one of the cogs. I'm starting to feel a bit unsafe.]
  16. Photo credit: www.zooncronje.com It was the howling North Easter that wreaked havoc on the elite men’s and women's races blowing both apart soon after the start. In the men's race the main protagonists were team Abantu and team Bonitas who sent riders off the front leaving it to the other teams to do the chase. The tactical move by Bonitas paid off when the chasing peloton ran out of steam and Girdlestone managed to shake his fellow escapee to take his second consecutive Street King crown. Defending champ, Maroeshka Matthee, put in a sterling performance but the teamwork by the Time Freight VeloLife ladies eventually snapped the elastic and saw the winner of the Pretoria leg, Lise Olivier, escape off the front. Olivier showed her class and successfully soloed into the headwind to claim yet another Street Queen crown. Photo credit: www.zooncronje.com Despite the dismal weather the event still drew over 500 entries with its various categories. Crowd favourite, the Fixie Flatbox category, saw riders take the course with single geared bikes and no brakes at breakneck speeds. The ever popular and colourful Crazy Cranks category did not disappoint with the fun costumes and coinciding smiles from both the crowd and participants. Photo credit: www.zooncronje.com Spectators were not left out as the event boasted a craft beer garden, I Heart Market food stalls, kiddie’s entertainment and more. Chart topping local band, Monark, closed proceedings bringing the perfect blend of entertainment to the action that is the Engen Cycle in the City. Because children matter, Engen will be donating 100% of all entry fees across all three regions to selected children’s charities in the respective regions.
  17. Durban’s striking promenade set the stage for the third and final round of the Engen Cycle in the City criterium festival. It was a repeat victory for both Dylan Girdlestone (Bonitas) and Lise Olivier (Time Freight VeloLife) who claimed the Street King and Queen titles in style. Click here to view the article
  18. Following successful events in Pretoria and Cape Town, the innovative series culminates with another fast-paced criterium showdown, putting rider’s tactical nous, technical ability and sheer speed against each other in a compact ‘arena’. Expect to see the country’s top men’s road racing teams in action - including Europcar, Team Bonitas and Abantu Cycling - as they vie for the title of ‘Street King’ in their 50-minute race. Bonita’s riders HB Kruger and Dylan Girdlestone landed the coveted crown at the Pretoria and Cape Town events respectively. Fans can expect Bonita’s rival teams to pull out all the stops to spoil their beachfront party and prevent them from landing a clean sweep of titles. Kruger said: “We have a couple of cards to play this weekend with Herman Rabie and Clint Hendricks that can win the sprint and of course Dylan who has proven he can ride away. I am the trump or the opportunist card this weekend, putting our team in the pound seat.”The Abantu Cycling team is Durban-based and will be eager to give hometown fans a reason to party longer into the night. It’s been a year of impressive results for Abantu and they’ll have key sprinter Nolan Hoffman back after a recent track racing stint in the Netherlands. Hoffman has won both the Cape Town Cycle Tour and the Durban Amashova titles this year and is in superb form ahead of this weekend’s Cycle in the City event. With a large number of its riders being KwaZulu-Natal based, the Time Freight Velo Life team is expected to dictate the pattern of the women’s race. Lise Olivier and Candice Neethling finished in the top five at the Cape Town round. This time they will have the luxury of additional teammates in their quest for the ‘Street Queen’ crown. A beady eye will, however, have to be kept on the crop of rising young local stars. While the main attraction will be the professionals, the circuit racing festival also has categories for amateurs. This gives them an opportunity to experience the adrenaline-rush of tight elbow-to-elbow racing on a traffic-free course. In addition, spectators can also expect live music by chart topping four piece band Monark, as well as kiddie’s entertainment, and delicious food from the I Heart Market, all at no entry cost. The Durban circuit is flat and the racing surface will comprise an equal split of tar and brick paving. The real challenge for the riders will be the fact that there are both left and right turns to negotiate on the figure-of-eight format course, including a hairpin-tight right turn at the northern end. Riders will get to within metres of the Indian Ocean along Snell Parade in front of the Durban Country Club. With a stiff North Easterly wind predicted, the experienced racers are likely to use this to their advantage. Engen Cycle in the City – Durban Saturday 8 November 2014 Programme: 12h10: Street Rebels (16–18 years) – 30 minutes + 1 lap 12h50: Vintage Men (50 years and older) – 30 minutes + 1 lap 13h30: Engen Pedal (Engen staff) – 20 minutes + 1 lap 13h30 Crazy Cranks (Dress-up fun race) – 20 minutes + 1 lap 14h00: Veterans (30–49 years) – 30 minutes + 1 lap 14h40: Fixie Flatbox (fixed gear, no brakes) 20 minutes + 1 lap 15H10: Mine Me & Minions (15 years and under) – 20 minutes 15h30: Street Queens (Elite, Junior & Veteran women) – 30 minutes + 1 lap 16h10: Street Kings (Elite & Under-23 men) – 50 minutes + 1 lap 18h30: Sunset Cruise (All invited/fun pedal) 30-40 minutes For more information visit www.engencycling.co.za
  19. High-speed circuit racing featuring some of Africa’s finest cycling talent hits the Durban beachfront on Saturday with the third and final leg of the Engen Cycle in the City series. Click here to view the article
  20. The Cycle in the City festivals are crowd pullers by design, providing spectators with front-row seats to the hard hitting criterium race action. With free access to the public, Cycle in the City is 100% spectator-friendly with live music by chart topping four piece band, Monark, together with the Sharkettes cheerleaders hyping up the vibe, theI heart market and kiddie’s entertainment adding to the day’s festivities. True to form following the two iconic venues used for the first two events, the Union Buildings and the Cape Town Stadium, the third and final event will be hosted at the popular and well-suited Durban Promenade. The spectator-friendly format seems to resonate with the cycling community showing significant growth from event to event and if the growing list of professional teams flocking to compete against one another isn’t enough; the fun participation categories are sure to draw the young at heart for a fun filled day out. This is cycling in its most exciting format which will not only appeal to road cycling enthusiasts, but leisurely riders as weekend warriors as Cycle in the City boasts a range of criterium categories to suit cyclists in all their forms. As a result closures of the following roads will take effect from 10am-11pm on the 8th of November: Snell Parade Street between Battery Beach Road and club house circles. Cycle lane and middle lane in Masabalala Yengwa Avenue between Isaiah Ntsangase Road and Battery Beach Road (east bound).
  21. The Engen Cycle in the City sensation that has taken the local road cycling world by storm will host its final leg in Durban - the heart of the Zulu Kingdom on the 8th of November. With the new festival style criterium event, riders and crowds can enjoy a safe and entertaining experience on their city streets. Click here to view the article
  22. easoned riders are invited to join the fifth annual Ride for RedCap on 23 and 24 November. Fifty percent of the race entry fees go towards supporting the MRP Foundation’s programmes covering education, health and job creation. The fifth annual Ride for RedCap, one of South Africa’s most gruelling charity cycling rides, is strictly for seasoned riders only as the 640 km journey is the ultimate test of endurance. It’s a phenomenal achievement for the cyclists as the two day endurance ride features a stage longer than any one day stage of the Tour de France. With the 2014 edition dates confirmed for November 23 and 24 entries are open to all those who feel they have enough heart to take on this amazing opportunity to test themselves, but at the same time contribute to empowering South Africa’s youth from low income communities. Fifty percent of the race entry fees go towards supporting the MRP Foundation’s programmes covering education, health and job creation. With safety paramount for the riders on the busy national roads only 30 spots have been made available for the 2014 edition of the event. Kelvin du Sart, the Mr Price Sport Cycle Club Chairman who is key to the success of the annual event, is once again looking forward to another safe and successful Ride for RedCap, “So far everything has gone smoothly, road permissions have been applied for, and we’re coming back with positive feedback from the various road authorities who welcome the ride each year.” Endurance. Cyclists in a tight peleton round a bend approaching Durban during the challenging Ride for RedCap which raised over R75 000 for the MRP Foundation. Although the RedCap Foundation has recently changed it’s name to the MRP Foundation, the MRP Foundation still has the same heart to inspire tomorrow’s heroes. Marc Eslick, the MRP Foundation Manager, witnessed last year’s finish and was immediately humbled by the Ride for RedCap cyclists determination and passion to make a difference. “Last year when we welcomed the cyclists in Durban it was clear to see their discomfort but amazing to witness their commitment to the ride. Soon after the ride they were already making comments about cycling next year. And ‘next year’ has already arrived soon enough with one of the first areas of discussion around ‘doing good’. That shows the heart and commitment of this unique group of cyclists. "They are not only committed to completing this grueling ride but equally determined to make sure they make a lasting difference in someone else’s life. That is the true character of these cyclists who are ordinary people making an extraordinary difference in the lives of many and a significant reason why we welcome the association between the MRP Foundation and the Ride For RedCap.” The 640km Ride for RedCap ended in Durban last year raised over R75,000 was raised for the MRP Foundation last year which will go the Foundation’s Jumpstart programme to assist unemployed youth with work experience in the retail and manufacturing sectors. For more information on the Ride for RedCap and how to enter please contact Kelvin du Sart via email on kelvinv@iafrica.com, or with Cathy Kinnear from the MRP Foundation at cathy@mrpg.com. For more info about the MRP Foundation visit www.mrpfoundation.org.
  23. Plenty of team spirit and countless hours of training and preparation will soon be tested when thirty cyclists ride from Johannesburg to Durban in less than 48 hours, and all in the name of changing young South Africans’ lives for the better. Click here to view the article
  24. Tonight we ride! Critical Mass - The Rise of the 300! (25 Apr) Don't succumb to 'Durban Syndrome'.. this only happens once a month and you know it's always a lot of fun, especially if we ride slow While the rest of the country is freezing their butts off and wearing Uggs everywhere, we're on our bicycles loving the cooler breeze! Also... Tour Durban on Monday! The 45km looks like a good time, easy ride to Umdloti and back. What a rad long weekend we have in store. Let's get it started riiiiiiiiiiiiight! Oh.. rugby.. not a problem if you park elsewhere. You could try Kings Park swimming pool, Suncoast beach or casino, Pirates, or Mini Town and just wait for the mass to come past. Easy enough right? LET'S RIDE! More info and FAQ right here: https://www.facebook...849101188439899 FB Group: https://www.facebook...groups/cmassdbn Twitter: #CriticalMassDBN
  25. I was wondering if there were any clubs or of groups at intermediate or lower level going on rides in the cane fields at Mount Edgecome on a Sunday morning? I was keen to join a club/group. I know there are guided rides on a Saturday morning but I can't make it then. I am happy to get my EMBA license to join a group on an weekly or adhoc basis.
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