RIDE
THE BELOVED COUNTRY

26 APRIL-4 MAY 2019

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 …

The caring and sharing of joberg2c

The caring and sharing of joberg2c

April 30, 2019

The organisers of joberg2c are very quick to point out that theirs is an event with heart and soul, that it’s a ride that gives more than it takes. Day …

Local lingo of joberg2c

Local lingo of joberg2c

April 29, 2019

All sports have their own quirky terminologies, and mountain biking is no different. There are berms, switchbacks, singletracks, drop-offs, dropper posts, table tops, dual-sus and more. But over the course …

Survival strategies of joberg2c

Survival strategies of joberg2c

April 28, 2019

A nine-day ride like joberg2c is all about strategy. The elite riders in the field, the likes of Amy Beth McDougall and Mike Posthumus, who are leading the Amabokke-bokkie Global …

Squeaks, creaks and MTB geeks at joberg2c

Squeaks, creaks and MTB geeks at joberg2c

April 27, 2019

It all starts with a gentle toot. Toot, toot. Like air gently escaping from an inflated balloon, so the balloon shaper can transform the pliable rubber into a bemused blue …

United Nations descend on joberg2c

United Nations descend on joberg2c

April 26, 2019

There are great Danes, svelte Swedes, nippy Norwegians, smiling Spaniards and lekker locals; in total, 800 tourists in tights touring through South Africa. They are not in a big red …

A decade of delight at joberg2c

A decade of delight at joberg2c

April 25, 2019

South Africa is a mountain biker’s dream; there can’t be many countries where mountain bike events take riders over historical passes, across pristine beaches, through vineyards, over rivers, into valleys, …