Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB Challenge 2014

Eish … I cannot believe it is a full year since I’ve last shot this amazing MERRELL event … But yeah, time flies, which in this case is not a bad thing, as I got to head up to the Eastern Cape again to go and play in what definitely rates as one of my ‘Happy MTB Places’.

Do yourself a favour and turn in off the N2 the next time you cruise past Storms River, and crank into the primal forests rising up on either side of the highway. Spiderwebbing through these ancient trees and pine plantations, you will find some of SA’s most glorious mountain biking and trail running routes, so make a point of exloring.

Mid-April is the time to red-letter on your calendar if you want to be a part of one of SA’s fastest-growing MTB events, the MERRELL Tsitsikamma MTB Challenge. With routes ranging from 28km and 42km to a 70km humdinger, there’s something here for every level of mountain biker.

Results are up on or you can also check out for more info.

You heard me, now go get outside!

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