The adventure started with a 15-hour road trip from Cape Town to Lesotho intercepted with a quick overnight stop in Nieu-Bethesda, a quaint little artist’s town in the Eastern Cape. The moment we crossed the border over to Lesotho, the landscape started changing and so did the weather. Welcomed by heavy rain clouds it wasn’t long until the heavens opened, and dusty roads turned into … Continue reading Full Sus: The Kingdom Enduro – Africa’s Most Badass Enduro
The alarm goes off at a leisurely 7h30 on a Sunday morning. Enduro time! Just the thought of getting on my trail bike to race down some unfamiliar technical trails had me woken with great excitement. Quick coffee and off I went to the Helderberg trail park, just a 30-minute drive away from Cape Town, located between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. I hiked up the … Continue reading Full Sus: Helderberg Dirtopia Enduro
Check out my recent article in the Full Sus on why skills development on the mountain bike is so important. Click on the image to open the article. Continue reading Full Sus: Skills development never ends!
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