"Kids, come and ride!" is the appeal from the
Mpumalanga Youth Festival
Provinces situated in the northern parts of the country will be pleased to know that cycling festivities will be opened up for the youth as part of the greater regions’ cycling development programme in Badplaas, Mpumalanga from 27-30 June 2013.
Differing slightly to the Oudtshoorn Youth Festival in that only mountain bike and road cycling events will be incorporated, the Mpumalanga Youth Festival will run for four days and provides an opportunity to those regions closer to its borders to participate.
The under-10, u12, u14, u16 and junior age categories will be able to enter, with the Forever Resort in Badplaas playing host to the array of cycling events for the duration of the four days.
Level 1 Cycling Coach Course for Gauteng in June
This course will be presented by Ian Rodger, Grenville Scullard and Roger Bouton, all UCI Level 2 and Cycling SA Coaches.
Candidates of a Level 1 Cycling Coach Course will discover a training program for the coach whom wishes to assist club and provincial level cyclists to develop their fitness and hone their racing skills. To be part of this course, candidates need to have been an active Cycle Skill and Club Level Coach for six months, or have gained entry through our (RPL) system.
Informal racing at Thaba Trails
As from Saturday 27th April 2013, we will be hosting informal racing
at Thaba Trails
Start time : 14h00
Entry fee : R30
Free Cappuccino to each entrant!
Thaba Trails is situated in the South of Johannesburg, 101 Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton.
Click here for TRAIL 1 description and photos
Please contact Wendell Bole for more info
Jerseys have arrived!
To all Provincial Road and Time Trial winners - your jerseys have arrived!
Please contact Shahad
Mzansi Tour powered by CATHSSETA puts
South Africa on the Pro Cycling Map
After a grueling 5-day international pro cycle tour that began at the Kruger Park gate, Mpumulanga, cyclists partaking in the inaugural Mzansi Tour powered by CATHSSETA through 5 days of unpredictable terrain and treacherous weather, with the race ending at MonteCasino, Johannesburg on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the first rays of sunshine Gauteng has seen in days.
The 5-day South African Pro Cycling Tour took place from the 17th-to the 21st of April 2013. The 793km race carried a 2.2 International Cycling Union (UCI) grading and played host to well-known South African and acclaimed international teams. This was a cycling event that put South Africa firmly on the global professional cycling map.
Full press release » [PDF]
Please help all road cyclists!
We are conducting a study to establish how prevalent back or pelvic pain is among cyclists and to determine which factors could lead to the development of this pain.
The aim of the study is to develop preventative strategies and interventions in order to reduce the possible occurrences of lower back or pelvic pain in cyclists.
The study will be divided into two parts:
Even if you have never experienced low back pain or pelvic pain, we would like to ask you to please complete this questionnaire. It will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
At the end of the questionnaire you will get the opportunity to give your contact details for the second part of the study which will entail a physical assessment. During the assessment we will look at a variety of factors that could lead to the development of lower back and pelvis pain in cyclists. This includes hamstring length, strength of the hip stabilisers, lower back position that you use habitually and assume on the bike, stability around your spine and pelvis, leg-lengths and bike set-up. The assessment itself takes about an hour and as it includes bike set-up, so I will need of you to bring your bike to the assessment. All assessments will be done in Johannesburg or the greater Gauteng area.
Take part and make a difference for cyclists!
For further details, contact Merinda Rodseth at Rodseth@internet-sa.co.za
SA Track Champs – Gauteng Medal Winners
The South African Track Champs were held over the weekend 27–31 March at Bellville Velodrome. Gauteng had a very strong group of riders racing this year. Well done to all our riders who took part and those who won medals. Click here for all the Gauteng Medal Winners [XLS]
Gauteng’s Medal Table:
Gold — 41
Silver — 31
Bronze — 35
Total — 107
Stand out performers were:
|RENE MULDER||Centurion Cycles|
|GRENVILLE SCULLARD||Lifestyle Performance|
|DIANE SCULLARD||Lifestyle Performance|
|ILZE BOLE||Team Computor Smith|
|CHANTE VAN DER MERWE||Hartbeespoort / Push 4 Gold|
|JEAN-PIERRE VAN TONDER||CGC|
|MITCHELL SPARROW||Qhubeka Academy|
|MORNE VAN NIEKERK||Asics|
|MICHAEL BEVAN||Sweat & Gears|
|JARROD HATTINGH||Qhubeka Academy|
|ROBERT WILSON||Cycle Lab PTA|
|PIET VAN NIEKERK||Select Cycling Club|
|LYNETTE BURGER||Momentum / Toyota|
|NOAH JOUXSON||Lifestyle Performance|
|NICK STEIN||Qhubeka Academy|
|CHARLES MATHEWSON||Qhubeka Academy|
|ROBERTO GNUDI||Push 4 Gold|
|DAVID RAY KILIAN||LPCC|
Track Cycling Racing Program 2013
Track and Road bikes welcome!
SASCOC Bursary Fund
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee invites athletes at national and provincial levels to apply for financial assistance for undergraduate studies.
More info can be found on the SASCOC website at www.sascoc.co.za
Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience
Trailers For Hire
|One Standard Trailer with
|Two Trailers with bike rack on top
with space for 8 bikes
Contact Shahad at CGC to make arrangements
2013 Licensing Rules
As from 2013, all racing categories (i.e. Junior, Elite & VETS) will be required to take out a full racing license in order to compete in their age categories. This will be applicable to:
Renew your CGC membership for 2013 now!
CyclingSA requires that members wishing to obtain a cycling license be affiliated to a club and affiliated to their province before they will issue a license. We at CGC have developed a Virtual Club which can be joined by members who do not want to belong to a cycling club at this point in time.
Join the Qhubeka Academy!
Invitation to join the Qhubeka Academy
Presented by MTN Club 100
More information [PDF]
Mountain Bikers – unique track experience!
In the words of Stefan Botha...
"Vulintaba Country Estate in Northern Natal is a development that we launched in 2012. In order to attract MTB riders from around the country we created over 50kms of sublime trail in conjunction with Max Cluer and Clearwater Trails. We would thus like to invite your club riders to come and experience this unique track at their own leisure.
We have negotiated an accommodation package for your members with a local B&B so that they can make it an exclusive riding weekend. Many have rated this as one of the most special tracks that they have ridden so we really hope that we can get members of your club to experience it too."
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO
Below is a link that outlines what the MTB trail is about:
Donations are required of unused bikes, second hand ROAD, MTB and BMX. We need as many as we can get! We have about 40 kids and youth between 3 townships....
Read more [PDF]
Attention : Disabled Cyclists
We have received an enquiry from GAVIN KILPATRICK requesting a list of “disabled cyclists” in Central Gauteng and Gauteng Northern Province areas. Gavin is interested in getting the “disabled cyclists” involved in some racing events coming up over the next few months.
All interested parties, please contact Gavin directly: