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  1. Hi all, Could anybody please get me in touch with somebody they know personally or at a company whom be able to assist in sponsoring a u/23 athlete to compete in Australia at the world championships later this year? Athlete CV available on request Any assistance would be appreciated Francois ffourie19@gmail.com 082 six one five 4994
  2. For one thing is sure. Getting a sponsorship in South Africa is hard. I've had a few people asking me why I'm not sponsored yet. My results in road races has mostly been in the top 4 under 23, and the results usually show my name up with sponsored riders. My simple answer is usually that I have no idea where to start. I've been doing countless research on what sponsors are looking for, but except for results, being a good sportsman/woman and media coverage, I have no idea what else. So I would like to pose a question to sponsors: What are you looking for in sponsoring an athlete and where does one begin. Kind regards, P.
  3. Last year in August/September 2 boys from Westville in KZN took on the rest of the world when they, along with a few other talented South Africans, were selected to represent their country at the 2015 World Championships in Andorra 2Bros Take on Addorra was by all accounts a well supported attempt to assist these guys in leaving a mark on the international stage and help them to achieve a goal. Many Hubbers stepped forward and offered support in the way of spare parts, much needed funding and moral support. The net result was a 15th for Jono and a 38th for Chris (who crashed twice in his race run) So..... what's been happening since then? Well.... a lot actually and at the same time, not enough.... The boys and their father have relocated to PMB to be close to where the action is and allow the boys to train at the WC track as well as ride Cascades and all the awesome mountain biking around the area every day. Mom is still living and working in Durban so they only get to hook up as a family on weekends. The results speak for themselves though. The hard work and sacrifice is paying off! Chris is home schooling to concentrate on training and racing and Jono is focusing full time on training and racing. 2Bros Racing is a brand. (Much like Atherton Racing and I am pretty sure that is where the idea came from. Marc can correct me if I am out of line). It does however leave the impression that they are a sponsored team. This is not the case. Couldn't be further from the truth. The reality is that 2Bros Racing is a family concern that funds most of their requirements from the grocery budget with a little assistance from friends and family. They are riding dated equipment yet still kicking @ss and taking names. Imagine what they could achieve with the right tools........ Over the years there has been some generous assistance from some good people. These guys however are at the stage now where they need more that a few excess spare parts that came from someone's garage or a donation of a few hundred rand towards race entries and transport. They need proper sponsors! This is an opportunity to take your product/brand overseas and have it showcased by two very bright stars. These guys ARE that good. They have often been referred to as the next big thing in SA Downhill. I have a Sponsorship proposal that is unfortunately too big to upload. However if you know anybody that can assist these two guys or you are able to help in anyway, please PM me and I will send it to you via email. There is an opportunity here to help two rising stars! Really hoping that they can hook up with a few sponsors that can assist with equipment, travel, nutrition, clothing, etc. If we could finance the whole package, take some pressure off the family and help these guys achieve a dream that would be awesome! There was a lot of positive response from the gravity community last year. Here's hoping that we can follow through on some of those ideas Contact details are as follows: Website: 2Bros Racing They also have a face book page and if anybody wants to chat to Marc (Their Dad and Manager), please PM me and I will give you his contact details. PLEASE guys!!! Lets help these boys!!!!!
  4. I run the NPO Build-a-Bike SA (thread here) I need a 6m shipping container which I'm placing at the PWC Cycle Park in Bryanston. This will be used as workshop, storage and parts drop-off point. A container costs ~R20k. I'm offering any sponsor that is willing to contribute towards this container, or a portion of the cost, the opportunity to brand the side of the container for up to 12 months. Please assist if you can! Thanks, Nick
  5. The legendary all-terrain vehicle manufacturer will supply vehicles to the eight-day mountain bike stage race from 15 – 22 March. Discovery Sport, Discovery and Defender models will be used by the Absa Cape Epic team to traverse the rugged terrain through which the event travels. “We’re very pleased to have a world-leading brand in Land Rover join the Absa Cape Epic family,” said race founder Kevin Vermaak. “I can’t imagine a better fit: Land Rover points out that one in four people have the ‘adventure gene’, and those same people would typically enter the Absa Cape Epic”. “It says such people are ‘hard-wired to explore and discover’ – as are its vehicles and our riders,” said Vermaak. Land Rover ambassador John Smit, the former Springbok captain, will be amongst the 1 200 riders taking on the Absa Cape Epic this year. Smit, who drives a Range Rover, will be riding the Untamed African MTB Race for the second time. “I’m passionate about my Land Rover and about the Absa Cape Epic: it’s great to see them joining forces,” said Smit. Richard Gouverneur. Land Rover’s Managing Director for South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, said: “In 1947 Land Rover set out to create a vehicle that inspired total confidence whatever the terrain. In doing so it ushered in a new generation of adventurers. The partnership with the Absa Cape Epic is a natural progression of that objective.” “Land Rover has historically been the benchmark for off-road adventure vehicles, and now the Absa Cape Epic does the same for mountain biking,” added Gouverneur. “We’re delighted to be partnering this iconic event”. The Land Rovers will be branded in the Absa Cape Epic colours and their ability to cross rugged terrain will help the race in many ways. These include transporting medics, media and race personnel, increasing organisation efficiency and responding to situations that may develop in far-flung parts of the course. The 2015 race begins with a prologue on Table Mountain, starting from the University of Cape Town, and finishes eight days later at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. The Grand Finale at Meerendal boasts live entertainment, a farmer’s market, great food and wine and unmatched scenery. Vantage points will be accessible to the general public and everyone is welcome. Entrance is free.
  6. Land Rover is the Official Vehicle of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic, it was announced today. Click here to view the article
  7. Of course, as a team aiming for the very top of world mountain biking we want to be riding the very best equipment. Silverback, with their team of the brightest industry experts and unwavering dedication to produce the ultimate bike, are a perfect match for us. The team will be riding Silverback’s Superbike Concept range which offers everything that our elite riders could want from a race machine. Silverback’s Eurobike design award for the 2015 Superbike Concept 1.0 with BURST suspension science is a testament to the company’s successful ingenuity; the riders cannot wait to test it out and ride Silverback to race success in the coming years. Deon Retief, Owner and Founder of Silverback says, “The Paarl Media OMX Pro Team mission and vision is perfectly aligned with Silverback. We share a passion and a drive to be the best and to harness young, dynamic, world class talent. We seek out Partnerships very carefully and this one was a perfect fit. Both parties are dedicated, hard-working and totally focused on its goals and one thing is certain: Great things are to come. We are both Born to be Fast!” We are delighted to be working with such an innovative and passionate bike manufacturer and very much look forward to our partnership with Silverback Bikes for 2015. To take a closer look at these Superbikes and learn more about the amazing technical specifications, check out the Silverback website: http://www.silverbacklab.com/bikes/sbc-superbike-concepts/sbc-mountain-xc/
  8. The first race of 2015 in the sponsorship series is the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT, an off road triathlon taking place this weekend, 24 and 25 January 2015 in the North West Province. “Windhoek Light is a brand of no compromise and therefore we are very selective about what and who we support. We are very excited about the growth of multisport in South Africa and have been looking for an opportunity to support these athletes. That’s why we’re delighted to partner with Stillwater Sports, a company that has impressed us with their unwavering commitment to the growth of multisport; their professionalism and their values of no compromise which we really resonate with,” says Alan Roberts, Windhoek Beer Marketing Manager at brandhouse. Windhoek Beer allows discerning beer lovers to enjoy quality beer brewed in the German Reinheitsgebot tradition, whether it be lager, draught or light beer, Roberts explains. It contains only three pure ingredients, malted barley, hops and water. It is the first beer in South Africa to have received the Heart Foundation stamp of approval. “Windhoek Light is the only light beer in South Africa that is light in both alcohol AND kilojoules, but still tastes like a full-flavoured beer,” says Roberts. “Windhoek Light is therefore a lifestyle choice for people who want to live an active life, and after a long day of training, reward themselves with a crisp, light beer that tastes like full-bodied beer.” Windhoek Light is the official beer sponsor of the following Stillwater Sports events: The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race in Stellenbosch which took place on 28 and 29 November, 2014 The Totalsports XTERRA off-road triathlon at Buffelspoort Dam in the North West Province, on 24 and 25 January, 2015 The Sanlam Cape Mile open water swim in Grabouw on 14 February, 2015 The Totalsports XTERRA off-road triathlon in Grabouw on 20 – 22 February, 2015 The ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun at Houwhoek Inn in the Overberg on 13, 14 and 15 March, 2015 The FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic at Buffelsboort in the North West Province on 23 May, 2015 The FNB Platinum Trail Run at Buffelspoort on 24 May, 2015 The Windhoek XTERRA Party in the Knysna Waterfront on 9 July, 2015 The Totalsports XTERRA Knysna off road triathlon at the Pezula Private Estate on 8 and 9 July, 2015 The Pennypinchers Origin of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race in Stellenbosch on 27 and 28 November, 2015
  9. Windhoek Light has announced its first South African sponsorship in more than five years. The award-winning light beer is now the official beer partner of Stillwater Sports and has signed up to co-sponsor 10 multisport – trail running, mountain biking and swimming – races across South Africa over a year. Click here to view the article
  10. Five Ten SA is looking for a Cape Town based Cape Epic team to wear and showcase their brand new Kestrel shoe. The Kestrel is Five Ten's flagship clipless shoe for 2015, aimed squarely at cross country and all mountain riders. It's super stiff, lightweight and designed to put power to the pedals as efficiently as possible. Features include a dual compound rubber sole (using Five Ten's Mi6 and C4 rubbers) and a BOA closure system. It's also pretty good looking. Each team member would be supplied with a pair of Kestrels, as well as various other promotional items. In return, we'd need feedback on the shoe, a race report from each team member and we'd need you to appear in a photo shoot after the Epic. We're not necessarily looking for a podium or top 30 team—we're just looking for a team that fits the brand well, and that can provide the right sort of feedback. Interested? Drop me a PM and I'll provide you with further details.
  11. To whomever it may concern We are a group of three friends (Anthony Edwards, Holly Spencer and Jonathan Wareing ) looking to do something amazing , over the past year and a half we have experienced some life changing events that have spurred us into action to do something inspirational and meaningful and we need your help to achieve this. Anthony and Jonathan plan to cycle from Johannesburg to Cape Town in a total of 14 days with Holly as our support vehicle. We plan to leave Johannesburg on the 30th of November 2014 covering a planned 150km a day leaving us with a few spare days in case of unforeseen issues .We plan on Staying over in Bnb’s and campsites along the route and visit many interesting places along the way .While we would happily do this just for the experience we have decided to use this as an opportunity to raise awareness for Erdheim Chester disease. Anthony’s father, Duncan Edwards, was diagnosed with Erdheim Chester Disease roughly a year ago. This is an exceptionally rare disease with his case being the second ever recorded case in South Africa and one of 500 ever recorded in the world. The disease is incurable and terminal. There have been many treatments done to people with the disease to stunt the progression of the disease and prolong their life. Unfortunately none of these treatments have worked for my father or they are simply too expensive for us to afford. No one can really explain what the disease is or what it does as it affects all the patients differently. My father is unfortunate in that the disease has affected his Central Nervous System, this only happens to 10% of recorded patients, he is therefore unable to walk and is wheelchair bound. He also has lesions on the part of his brain which controls coordination meaning he struggles to use his hands to feed himself and perform other tasks. This part of the brain is also involved in cognitive thinking, so he quickly becomes confused and struggles with his speech. He is currently on palliative care and the doctors cannot tell us how much longer he will live, but with each week we can see progression of the disease. We have decided that whilst attempting this tremendous task we would like to use it to raise awareness and raise funds for my father’s disease, ECD. Our plan is to approach various organizations, individuals and companies to ask for any funds that they may be able to sponsor us to complete the journey as well as donate to the research of this disease. We need funds for various expenses such as petrol, food, accommodation and repairs to both ourselves and the bicycles. All funds intended for donation will go towards the ECD Global Alliance based in America. This foundation aims to provide support to those suffering from the disease as well as to their families. They can also use the funds in order to fund further progression into the study of this disease so that more can be learned and hopefully future patients can be fully cured. We believe taking on such a task is a great way of raising awareness as cycle touring gains lots of attention from the public eye while on the road , it is also a way of showing people what they are truly capable of both mentally and physically in a similar way a life threatening illness does .The cycle tour will also hopefully encourage people to use their bodies while they still are capable of doing so as from experience we have seen that it gets taken away from you often far earlier than expected . Simply any amount or other form of help that you would be able to give us to help our journey in raising funds and awareness would be greatly appreciated. Any organization donating R 1000 or more will have their logo displayed in the support vehicles windows and possibly on the riders backs depending on the time of print of the cycling jerseys . For any more information regarding Erdheim Chesters disease , our route , us or how to donate please feel free to contact us at anytime Kind regards Anthony , Holly , Jonathan
  12. Amped Portable Power has teamed up with FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) as the official Portable Power Partner of one of South Africa’s premier three-day-stage mountain bike (MTB) events. Click here to view the article
  13. The limited edition Amped Carbon 6 with Wines2Whales branding. Launched in November 2013, Amped has a range of portable power units that recharge USB devices such as smart-phones, GPS tracking units, lights, MP3 players, action cameras, tablets and more. “We are very excited to welcome Amped as an official partner to the FNB W2W,” says Michael Meyer, FNB W2W MTB Director. “As the organizers of the FNB W2W we’re continuously striving to improve the rider experience at each of the three events. Amped will provide a fantastic service to all riders taking part in 2014. They will be able to stay in contact with their loved ones while taking on the FNB W2W MTB Challenge. Our team can also stay connected for longer while out on route”. “Access to power is one of the major rider needs on events,” says Rob Wright, a keen mountain biker and Founder of Amped Portable Power. “Communication at the event is imperative to everyone, from riders to the event crew. Race villages are inundated with demands to charge phones, GPS devices, cameras etc. Amped provides the power to stay in touch with work, friends and family”. “It’s great to be associated with one of South Africa's leading mountain bike events,” continues Wright. “We’re looking forward to interacting with thousands of riders, sponsors and crew. Expect a hands-on product experience and the ability to recharge all of your technology on the go”. Amped will have a number of special offers for riders taking on the 2014 FNB W2W MTB events, including 300 limited edition FNB W2W MTB branded Carbon 6’s. Be the first to purchase one online http://amped.co.za/p...arbon-6-fnbw2w/ EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure: 31 October 2014 until 02 November 2014 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride: 03 November 2014 until 05 November 2014 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race: 07 November 2014 until 09 November until 2014 Like our Facebook page: Amped Portable Chargers / Wines2Whales Follow us on Twitter: @ampedbypower / @w2wmtb For more information on Amped Portable Power Chargers contact 084 534 5356 or visit www.amped.co.za About FNB Wines2Whales: FNB Business and FNB Private Clients have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events. FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sport that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar. The annual FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients. For more information on the FNB Wines2Whales MTB events contact 083 760 3158, e-mail race@wines2whales.co.za, adventure@wines2whales.co.za or ride@wines2whales.co.za or visit www.wines2whales.co.za.
  14. Hi, I would like to know if anybody on the Hub has gone through the process of trying to get some sort of sponsorship? Or if anybody has any tips in this regard? I started racing again earlier this year but I have now reached the cross road where my training has to increase drastically to try and catch the guys at the front. This in turn means that all of my maintenance cost will also become increasingly costly, thus the need for some kind of support. Any help or advice with this matter would be awesome!
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