Hi <<First Name>>,

It has been a while since our last newsletter - it would appear that the editor has either been on strike or just slack.

If you are not yet on our Telegram group, you are welcome to join via the link below:


No explanations necessary as to why events have been very limited this year, but here are a few to look forward to:
Friday, 24th to Sunday, 26th September
Cycle the Vredefort Dome - further details will be posted on Telegram closer to the time.
Accommodation (camping sites & chalets) can be booked on the following link: 
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Molly and the Mountains
Hear first hand and re-live Molly's amazing achievement of being the 6th South African lady to summit Mount Everest.  Presentation will take an hour and you are welcome to stay on and order a meal at The Deli.
Date:  Saturday, 02 October
Venue:  The Deli in the Eye of Africa
Time:  16h00 for 16h30
RSVP essential for Covid protocol & entry code to The Eye.  Link will be posted closer to the time.  

Vaal Ride
Sunday, 03 October
RSVP & prepayment essential for catering. Link will be posted closer to the time.  

Circus Time Trial Series
09 & 23 October
06 & 20 November
See below for further details.
Pre-registration is essential for Covid protocol

Trans Baviaans 'Race' Report 2021

by Firoz Limalia

When Marius, Frans and I finished that horrendous 2019 Repeat Trans Baviaans event, we vowed to come back and do it proper in the Race version.  We had severe headwinds and some jelly legs which meant we finished that early Sunday morning.

Entries opened for 2020 and we promptly entered as a 4 man team, and even jumped at the opportunity of staying in a tent the night before as opposed to the Royal hotel which closed its bar and music at 2am in 2019.

Of course, the event was postponed to January 2021 and then middle August 2021 for Covid. Low and behold, 1 more postponement in July to 28th August 2021. To handle curfew, the event a mandatory cutoffs to avoid issues with curfew.

Continue Reading.....

Circus Time Trial Series

An ideal opportunity to get the kids off the play stations and onto their bikes training.


How to ride rock gardens in 6 easy steps.



What You Should Be Carrying With You On Every Ride

  • Chain links
  • Drop out
  • Spare tube
  • Tyre levers
  • Bombs
  • Check your tyre sealant, this needs to be topped up every 3 months.
Read more ......

Weekend Ride Schedule

Please continue to practice social distancing:  DO NOT RIDE IF YOU HAVE HAD COVID, until cleared to do so by your Doctor; no hugging;  do not ride if you have been in contact with anyone who is positive; do not ride if you are not feeling well; have your buff handy.  We all know the rules! 
  • We love having 'newbies' joining the Beginners Group, but before you do, you must be able to ride at least 30km and/or ride 2 laps of Rietvlei.
  • Please check the average speed below and slot into the group relevant to your fitness level.
  • Routes may be changed on the day, subject to numbers and ride captains.
  • Groups will be split if too large.

Pen-Re weekday rides - Tuesdays & Thursdays
We have started a Pen-Re group, initially for Pensioners and Retirees, but you do not have to be either of these to join our rides.  All you need is a free morning with no time constraints and a sense of humour.  Whoever keeps on looking at their watch pays for coffee!

Rides are however subject to numbers so we do have a separate WhatsApp group to confirm rides. Send your number to Des on 082 416 8368 if you wish to be added.

Rides start from Rietvlei - meet 08h15, leave 08h30 and are anything between 40km to 60km at an average speed of 18kph.

Weekday Night Rides 

(subject to weather conditions)
Social Tuesdays
18h00 to leave at 18h15
Pace:  16/18kph
Distance:  35/40km

Workout Wednesdays 
Meet:  18h00 to leave at 18h15
Race Snake pace:  22/23 kph
Green pace:  20/22 kph
Distance:  40 to 50km

All groups are subject to a minimum of 8 riders.
Check Telegram for regular updates

NB:  you cannot ride without a light!

Why go mountain biking at night? - YouTube

Cool DOC Kit For Sale

Contact Gary Crossley on 083 310 5304

Wear your DOC kit with pride, unless you are doing dodgy stuff!!

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