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Sprint finish at FNB W2W MTB Race’s ‘Play Day’

Sprint finish at FNB W2W MTB Race’s ‘Play Day’

Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race saw an exciting turn of events unfold at the Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Saturday, 12 November 2016 with a sprint finish in both the men’s and women’s races resulting in new stage winners being crowned on the day. Both the men’s and […]

Sauser, Gaze claim Stage One of FNB W2W MTB Race

Sauser, Gaze claim Stage One of FNB W2W MTB Race

An uneasy calmness befell Lourensford Wine Estate today (Friday, 11 November 2016) when SA’s elite mountain bikers gathered amongst a strong continent of International elite riders at the start of the 8th edition of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three-Day Stage Mountain Bike (MTB) Race. No stranger to W2W, Team Investec-Songo-Specialized’s Christoph Sauser (Switzerland) together with […]

FNB W2W MTB Ride closes off on a high

FNB W2W MTB Ride closes off on a high

Featuring three magnificent days of mountain biking, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride closed off on a high note at the Onrus Caravan Park (just outside of Hermanus) on Wednesday, 09 November 2016. The final destination stage, Stage Three started at the majestic Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw).  Riders had to complete a […]

Play Day continues to impress at FNB W2W MTB Ride

Play Day continues to impress at FNB W2W MTB Ride

Affectionately known as “Play Day”, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Consisting of a fun-filled 64km route (with 1400m ascent), Stage Two treated mountain bikers to some of W2W’s most iconic sections including:  the Paul Cluver […]

Overstrand welcomes FNB W2W MTB Adventure riders

Overstrand welcomes FNB W2W MTB Adventure riders

Three days of exceptional mountain biking concluded just outside of Hermanus on Sunday, 06 November 2016 with elated mountain bikers completing the final 69km stage (featuring a 1200 climb) of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure. Theresa Ralph and Hamish Knowles of Team Galileo Risk snatched a hat-trick stage victory with a […]

Factors influencing women participating in sport

Factors influencing women participating in sport

With females having considerably fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys, and have. There too is an additional lack of access to adequate facilities near their homes that makes it more difficult for girls to engage in sports. Added to the fact that many sports require a dedicated place to participate – which for […]

Riders in awe of FNB W2W’s Stage Two Play Day

Riders in awe of FNB W2W’s Stage Two Play Day

Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure, the much awaited ‘Play Day’, was welcomed with much enthusiasm on Saturday, 05 November 2016. The only stage to start and finish at the same venue, Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), mountain bikers had to complete a 64km route (with 1400 ascent) that included […]

FNB W2W launches a community crèche initiative

FNB W2W launches a community crèche initiative

As part of a continued drive to make a sustainable difference to the communities that feature along the event’s route, the organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are proud to launch the FNB W2W Crèche Educational Initiative in the prelude to the 2016 event. “The FNB W2W has as its core philosophy […]

De Groot, Stenerhag ready for W2W title defense

De Groot, Stenerhag ready for W2W title defense

South African National Marathon Champion, Robyn de Groot and Swedish Marathon Champion, Jennie Stenerhag will team up the weekend of 11 – 13 November 2016 to defend their title at the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race. Riding for Team Ascendis Health, De Groot and Stenerhag claimed gold in 2015 after completing Stage One […]