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2017 DCS BOOT CAMP PREPARING OUR RIDERS FOR 2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC

  Certainly a highlight for DCS is our annual DCS Boot Camp, where we get to go through the motions of our athletes preparing for 2018 ABSA Cape Epic – we get out there, with them, on the bike, in the mountains, on the trails . . . lots of organising – especially to ensure […]

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DUTCH MTB XCO CHAMPION, RUDI VAN HOUTS WILL BE COACHING DCS RIDERS PREPARING FOR FIRST ROUND OF 2018 UCI MTB XCO WORLD CUP EVENT BEING HELD IN STELLENSBOCH

Multiple Dutch MTB XCO Champion, 3 times Olympian, Top 5 European MTB and multiple stage winner and overall GC podium in multiple ABSA Cape Epics, Rudi van Houts is aligning with DCS and has offered to help us prepare, not only our riders, but any other interested riders, who are aiming to take part in the […]

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2017 UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA (by Erica Green)

  Spook and I were chosen to manage the SA MTB Team to 2017 UCI World MTB Championships in Cairns, Australia, earlier this year – quite a privilege!  (understatement!)  Spook has managed the SA Downhill Team to World the past couple years, so this was a first time in 17 years that I had a […]

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GIANT BICYCLES OWNERS DAY

Such a cool concept, where, owning a Giant, ensures an exclusive mountain bike experience.  Like last year, this event was hosted by Meurant Botha and his team at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Delvera Farm – a one-stop-shop for mountain biking.  Bike rental, own bikes, restaurant, shower facilities, conference facilities, accommodation and more . . . […]

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LONG TERM PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT (LTPD)

Something very close to our hearts, thus the reason behind us putting a lot of effort into schools cycling – especially primary schools, where the window of trainability for SKILLS is most “wide open” at these ages.  If skills are first emphasised and young sports boys and girls (of all disciplines, and actually in all […]

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GREYTON MTB KIDS SKILLS WEEKEND JULY 2017

DCS was approached by an NPO from Greyton to present an MTB Skills Weekend for 2 different age groups to provide them with some holiday activities, fun and games. The Greyton Genadendal MTB Club has access to  various single-speed BMX (for the primary school kids) and MTB’s for the high school kids which they take […]

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THE BIKE HANGER CO.

We don’t usually write about bike shops, in order to stay completely neutral within our industry.  We believe that all our friends in cycling should support their LBS (Local Bike Shop) in order to ensure a healthy industry in each area.  Every bike shop has something special to offer and it’s usually out of passion […]

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LIV BICYCLES/CYCLES DIRECT LADIES MTB SKILLS DAY AT BLOEMENDAL

Another GREAT opportunity working with our bike sponsor’s (Giant) sister brand, Liv Bicycles – a women specific bike – built specially for women, featuring smaller frames, built from ground – up.  Beautiful colours and just generally seeing to the needs of bikes for women! A great initiative – women generally love getting together, learning skills, […]

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SPUR SCHOOLS RACING LEAGUE 24 JUNE 2017

Southey’s Vines hosted the first leg of the Spur Schools Racing League – a huge turnout on the coldest of mornings – 3 degrees was measured by most!  Difficult to determine exact number of riders, but it was HUGE!!  Kids just kept on appearing from everywhere. It was so great to witness the team spirit […]

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JULY HOLIDAY KIDS MTB SKILLS CAMP

Our DCS Schools Coach specialist, Hanri Dalton, once again presented another Holiday Kids MTB Skills Camp in Sopmerset West.  These camps are gathering momentum and run over 3 days. The first day is spent in the grass field, learning the basic cornerstone skills:  body position, balance, cornering and braking. Day 2 is spent on the […]

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