THE WEEKEND LINEUP – 14/15 NOVEMBER

Rider: Johan Potgieter

It has been a long time since we saw some local enduro racing and finally the time has come! 2 enduro events in 2 weekends, we are so ready!!

In the Eastern Cape, the unassuming Hogsback village is hosting a very rad looking Enduro event this weekend! The area has immense indigenous forest and plenty of mountainous terrain to make for some exciting enduro racing! Riders will be treated to 6 stages which they will practice on Saturday with shuttle access and race Sunday with a fair bit of pedalling to keep them honest.

The organisers have been busy creating fantastic looking trails for the race. They are a classic natural style with plenty of roots and off-camber business to deal with. The rock slab features we have been seeing on their Instagram channel look so epic! Rene Damseaux, of Kingdom Enduro in Lesotho, and Chris Fick are the organisers behind the event.

Rider: Sharjah Jonsson

There will be some big names such as Pottie, Keira Duncan, Rob Frost, Connor Finnis and Sharjah Johnson making their way down for the event which should make foe some pretty exiting racing! Daniel Dobinson of the Western Cape may not being the youngest in the field but he is a force to be reckoned with at these styles of events having places 2nd in his age category in the renowned Trans Provence last year! We’re looking forward to Dan teaching the lighties a thing or two!

Pottie will be sharing some of the action on our Instagram page so be sure to check it out! Otherwise the Hogsback Enduro Instagram page is a good place to go for more event related stories and content!

There is also a stage race going down in Mpumalanga over the weekend and it is the Sabie Experience!

Photo: Sabie Experience

This event is an easy access stage race, making it easy for you to get out and explore the Sabie region in Mpumalanga. This is done through a relatively low entry cost and 3 race categories to choose from depending on your fitness level and ambitions.

Photo: Sabie Experience

Solo Challenge, Team Lite and Lite Solo race options. The toughest of these is the Solo Challenge which covers 184km over the 3 days with 4 500 meters of climbing. That is a lot! The race looks to cover a variety of terrain awhile exploring the beautiful Sabie region which is packed with forests and trails.

Photo: Sabie Experience

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, have a great one and enjoy the time on your bike if you get out for a spin!

Cheers,

J-Dogg

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