Katja Steenkamp was the second woman to finish The Munga in 2016, and the tenth rider overall. A formidable achievement considering the challenge at hand. For those who don’t know: The Munga is a 1000 kilometre plus, nonstop race across the heart of the Karoo from Bloemfontein to Wellington, outside Cape Town. We spoke to her about the experience, and to try and learn a … Continue reading Bike Hub Interview: Katja Steenkamp on the Munga
Ride: Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself. Katja: I am originally from the beautiful baroque town Dresden in the Eastern part of Germany, and moved to Cape Town in my early 20s in 2006. I have been living in Cape Town since. I am married to a local (hence the surname) and recently been spending most of my time on the bike or plan … Continue reading Pre Munga Interview with Ride Magazine
Challenge yourself. Do things you think you can’t. #UpSkilling #Coaching #TechnicalRiding #ConquerTheFear#FaceTheChallenge #ChallengeYourself Kate Slegrova & Katja Steenkamp #MountainBiking BreakAway Rides Cycle Training Fueled by Hammer Nutrition SA Continue reading Challenge yourself. Do things you think you can’t.
Riding ‘Every f… Inch’ is the goal of many #TourDAfrique riders but only very few get to arrive in Cape Town without having ridden the truck at least once due to sickness, an accident or fatigue. It is a lot of luck, but also much determination and perseverance are needed to achieve EFI. At times it feels like a curse, going through much pain and … Continue reading EFI, the ultimate goal
With 7 days to go until Cape Town we could almost see the finish line on the horizon. But we had to work hard to get there. Between us and the Cape Town finish lay 910 km, a few climbs through several seemingly endless passes, painful corrugation and amazing sceneries through the Namaqualand and Cederberg. The day out of Felix Unite over the South Africa … Continue reading Stage 84-90: I can smell the finish – South Africa