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23 April - 1 May 2021

It’s emotional at joberg2c

It’s emotional at joberg2c

May 5, 2022

By David Moseley It’s always emotional at joberg2c. If crossing the final finish line after nine days and 900km of riding doesn’t make you just a little weepy, then you …

Finding balance at joberg2c

Finding balance at joberg2c

April 29, 2022

By David Moseley On the nine-day, 900km joberg2c your greatest asset is not your fitness or your mountain bike handling skills or in fact your mountain bike. The most important …

Testing for symptoms of Stage Race at joberg2c

Testing for symptoms of Stage Race at joberg2c

April 28, 2022

By David Moseley Day seven of joberg2c was a blast from start to finish – just like it always is. Riders woke to frost-covered tents, clear skies, a still day, …

The ups and downs of joberg2c Day 6

The ups and downs of joberg2c Day 6

April 27, 2022

By David Moseley It’s always difficult to leave the joberg2c’s Nottingham Road race village at Clifton Prep because the hospitality is so welcoming… and in the morning the school kids …

We can see clearly now on day 5

We can see clearly now on day 5

April 26, 2022

By David Moseley To borrow from Johnny Nash (or Jimmy Cliff or the Hothouse Flowers), we can see clearly now the rain is gone. It was misty in the morning, …

joberg2c day 4, it’s an adventure

joberg2c day 4, it’s an adventure

April 25, 2022

By David Moseley As the wind roared off Sterkfontein Dam and the rain from Siberia lashed down on the dining marquee, the joberg2c organisers announced that the normally feisty, trail-heavy …

Grind by grind at joberg2c

Grind by grind at joberg2c

April 24, 2022

Those with an interest in writing or fans of quirky literature might know of the book Bird by Bird. It’s a memoir-slash-instruction book where author Anne Lamott gives advice on …

Rising (and falling) to the challenge

Rising (and falling) to the challenge

April 23, 2022

By David Moseley As with life throwing you challenges when you least expect it (no milk in the morning for your coffee, for example), mountain bike events also like to …

Going forward on day 1 in neutral

Going forward on day 1 in neutral

April 22, 2022

By David Moseley Day 1 of joberg2c is a neutral day. Except for celebrity cyclist, commentator, and professional Arnie Geerdts impersonator Gerald de Kock. Gerald has to talk (sometimes as …

Rider list 2022

Rider list 2022

April 5, 2022

Master race file

joberg2c Coronavirus update

joberg2c Coronavirus update

March 16, 2020

What a bummer… A statement from Craig Wapnick, joberg2c organiser. Due to the ongoing global Covid-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and in light of president Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of South Africa’s ‘national …

Mud, sweat and gears at joberg2c

Mud, sweat and gears at joberg2c

May 4, 2019

On the morning of the last day of flat out racing at joberg2c, the day eight steam train cycle into and out of the wild Umkomaas Valley, eventual 2019 mixed …

Mixing it up at joberg2c

Mixing it up at joberg2c

May 3, 2019

Barring an unlikely catastrophe on the ninth and final day of joberg2c, Mike Posthumus and Amy McDougall should ride away winners in the main racing category, the Amabokke-bokkie Global Mixed. …

Riding for reasons at joberg2c

Riding for reasons at joberg2c

May 2, 2019

When you drown out the noise and look closely, you realise South Africa is a truly great country. South Africans, too, are truly great people. Chief amongst what makes South …

Many moods of mountain bikers at joberg2c

Many moods of mountain bikers at joberg2c

May 1, 2019

It’s a privilege to ride a bicycle on the joberg2c route. There are more than 200 farms crossed during the 900km event. Singletrack trails are hand-crafted for the riders. Temporary …