Up Your Trail Running Game by taking on the Koedoe-loop
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Up Your Trail Running Game by taking on the Koedoe-loop

Up Your Trail Running Game by taking on the Koedoe-loop   The newly opened Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue offer visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy up to 23km of trail though the famous Vredefort crater and it’s natural wilderness. Opening its gates to all forms of outdoor enthusiast – trail-runners, hikers, bird watchers and of course…

Super Spuds
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Super Spuds

Super Spuds by Sue Glennie All too often the potato is guilty by its association with oily chips, mayonnaise-laced potato salad and butter-rich mash. In its natural state, the humble spud is low in kilojoules, naturally fat-free, stuffed with vitamins and minerals, contains no cholesterol and, in its jacket, is a great source of fibre….

Hands Off

Hands Off

Hands Off My hands seem to go numb at some point on just about every ride. Is that just how cycling is, or is there something I can do about it? Numbness, pins and needles and weakness in the hands can be a result of cyclist’s palsy. This condition, also known as ulnar neuropathy, is…

Ou Staatmaker

Ou Staatmaker

Ou Staatmaker Gerhard het eers toe hy 45 was begin fietsry. Aanvanklik het hy sommer die paaie op ‘n koöperasie dikwielfiets met drie ratte aangedurf. Ná jare het hy die wonderlike sensasie van fietsry wat hy so goed as kind geken het, herleef. Die logiese volgende stap was om aan ‘n wedren deel te neem….

Don’t back down

Don’t back down

Don’t back down By Tanya Bell-Jenje   The flexed posture that cyclists have to sustain while pumping their legs through the down and upstroke, results in progressive overload of the lumbar discs, facets and ligaments, as well as fatigue of the back muscles. All of this causes lower back pain – a common complaint in…

Touring Vietnam

Same same, but very different by Lynne Mackie Vietnam is a country of amazing sights, smells, tastes – and cycling. Getting to most of the magnificent spots takes training, but that’s better than pushing your bike or sitting in the mud.   When my heart eventually stops thudding, it’s very quiet. There is just the…

Fitness 101

Fitness 101

Fitness 101 We all started somewhere, and most of us need to start again with our basic fitness. Here are some tips to get you started # 1: Follow a structured exercise program. Getting fit should be as simple as riding your bicycle whenever you can find the time, right? Well, not quite. If you…