The Bishops cycling team along with staff, moms and dads descended on the sleepy hollow of Caledon to partake in the Staalwater MTB race. The weather conditions were superb with blue skies and a light breeze. Although most riders entered for the 35km route (which ended up being 42km), Mr Drury and Michael Byron tackled the 60km (2h 46min) course which boasted 10km of singletrack. Well done to Enrica van der Linden for taking part in her first MTB race. Let’s hope the bug has bitten.
It was great to have some of the Junior riders on the day competing in their first 35km ride. Well done to James Shuttleworth, Aedan Foulkes and Nicholas Pearce who all had a great ride.
In particular congratulations must go to Stefan Dominicus for clinching a 3rd place in the Junior Men with a super time of 1 hour 40min.Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Staalwater MTB Race, Caledon, 7 September September 7, 2014
The Spur MTB league final took place at Paul Roos on Saturday 30 August. The track was amazing an everyone really enjoyed the day. Well done to Chris Viljoen who finished in 14th place in the Junior Men.Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spur MTB League Final 30 August August 11, 2014
The Bishops MTB team rode in the 3rd Spur MTB league race in Somerset West on Saturday 9 August. The conditions were perfect and Meurant Botha of Amarider has built a stunning 3km course.
The juniors had to complete 4 laps and the Seniors 6. Although we did not manage a podium finish, Alexander Rohrer managed 14 place overall in the 17-18 year old category.
This was an important learning curve for the team and training is underway in anticipation of the next race in Stellenbosch on 30 August.
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On cycling vice-captain, Chris Viljoen’s 18th birthday, we took the junior riders to Meerendal to enjoy the pump tracks and some ‘epic’ single track.Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bishops Juniors Ride the Meerendal Pump Tracks April 13, 2014
I got to ride Willie van der linden’s new Specialized Epic Expert at Meerendal and what a great bike it is. I was impressed by the stable riding platform that the bike provided and felt my confidence grow as I became more familiar with the handling. The bike is very forgiving and stuck to the track like glue. The XTR gears are super-smooth and although the bike is a mish-mash of different components which might upset the purist (SRAM mixed with Shimano mixed with Magura? Shudder!!!) everything worked really well.
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The Team had a great time on Sunday 13 April riding parts of the Epic prologue trail. The pump track was also amazing. Pity about Chris’ sidewall damage though. Here are one or two highlights:
love is.Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Team Rides Meerendal Epic Prologue Route April 8, 2014
See the results page for the latest TT results. This will be updated weekly.Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bishops Track Time Trial Results April 6, 2014
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The Interschool Eliminator series which kicked off at Bishops on 23 February was awonderful event with riders from a whole host of school attending. Bishops had a strong presence of riders in the under 14 and under 19 age categories with Karl Prins and Alexander Rohrer managing 3rd and 4th place in their respective age groups. The following two events in the series, one at DF Malan and the other at Paul Roos saw Alexander Rohrer come into his own to finish 2nd overall in the series. Karl ended up finishing 3rd overall in the u14 age group and Chris Viljoen managed an impressive 4th pace in the u19 age group. Bishops ended up in 3rd place overall.
We had a great ride with some of our new cyclists and enjoyed the new single track. Well done to the
The Bishops Cycling team are hard at work preparing the track for the Interschool Eliminator Series which kicks off at Bishops on 23 Feb. The race is going to be wicked!!Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Team working on the track ← Older posts