Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Hit of Rooikloof #XTC


Got to take the new Giant Bicycles South Africa #XTC Advanced on its first proper off-trail mission in the stunning Roggeveld surrounds from #Rooikloof Guest Farm, near Sutherland. Very lekker to have Zane Schmahl from #EcoboundMTB with me on his #VIPA, as part of a potential scout around the #Karoo leg of the multi-day #RideTheRail #MTB Tour. Hopping fences [...]

Rocking in the Roggeveld


‘Roggeveld’ is one of those quintessential Afrikaans words, with Rs and Gs rumbling around the back of your throat like ominous thunder clattering amidst Karoo outcrops. And frankly, the landscape around this part of the Northern Cape is a bit like this, too. In a nut shell, the Roggeveld region unfolds along the agoraphobia-inducing south-western [...]

Coming Soon … #Ride the Rail


Plains! Trains! Velomobiles! How can you not be excited by a multi-day mountain bike tour that combines Karoo plains, olde-worlde rail travel and – best of all – brilliant bike trail bombing in five of South Africa’s nine provinces? I was fortunate enough to join Wikus and Zane for part of the#RideTheRail Recce a couple of [...]