The five stages of stage races

Participating in a mountain bike stage race is not just a physical challenge, but also a mental contest with yourself, your partner and the little voice inside your head that pushes and pulls throughout the race. By David Moseley Five kilometres into day three of my first mountain biking stage race, which just happened to be the second ever FNB Wines2Whales, I turned to my partner (my girlfriend back then,.

Making light of winter training

Riding through winter in the Western Cape comes with its ups and downs (and rain). But training in a group helps you to see the lighter side of the cold, dark mornings. There are four of us among you who have trained for the FNB Wines2Whales through a harsh Cape Town winter. You’ll recognise us through the tatty state of our leggings and inability to complete a ride without stopping.

Make rides, not excuses

Even if you’re the most enthusiastic rider in town, sometimes you can’t help but take a break. A simple excuse is all you need. By David Moseley It is inevitable. No matter if you’re super fit, super enthusiastic or Superman, a time will come when you’ll have no option but to make an excuse. In endurance sports like cycling and running the excuses often only pop into your head, never.