The AVIS Van Rental DH Challenge is one of those independent events that helps grow the profile of the sport of downhill mountainbiking, develops the skill of riders and increases the quality of all other facets associated with DH events. And the quality of our photographers increase alongside the sport as is evident from this pictorial by ESPhotography… (more…)
Kick off to the 2013 South African Downhill season is just around the corner with SA National # 1 at Jonkershoek opening the series on 9 & 10 February… (more…)
Thanks to ESphotography, those of us who didn’t manage to attend the fourth round of the Western Province DH series got to see some of the images from the event. For the overall results… (more…)
Like round #1 at George earlier this year, things were wet and cold this weekend at the 4th round of the WP DH season at Contermanskloof. The main line was given a break this time round, and riders took on the shorter, revised track.
Round 2 of the WP downhill series took place this weekend, with another new track added to the 2012 calendar. Zevenwacht DH was resurrected after 6 years of slumber, to host a very successful weekend of racing, with 85 riders taking part. The track was fast and flowy and not very technical – making it a lot of fun and suitable for DH riders of all skill levels.
As the 2012 DH provincial season picks up momentum with races happening all over the country, the second round of the WP provincial series takes place on 12 & 13 May at the Zevenwacht Wine Estate in Kuilsivier, Cape Town… (more…)
As a warm up for the National Downhill Series’ first round starting next week, Paarl played host to the first Western Cape DH race for 2012. And warm it was. With the mercury already pushing 30 degrees celsius at 9am, it was going to be a tough day. Saturday’s practice saw only a few riders pull through, most likely due to the heat, but in the end a field of around 50 riders took part in Sunday’s race run.
Part two of the top Western Cape downhill rider’s profiles features Johann Potgieter. We catch up with him on a small practice track at the foot of Table Mountain.
It’s racing time again, with the first of the 2012 SA National DH series kicking off in Cape Town on 11 & 12 February. Contermanskloof bike haven will once again play host to the first race of the season and with all of the new teams being formed at the end of 2011 it promises to be another great event… (more…)