The racing snake vs. cycle touring mindset The last few years I’ve always trained for races obsessively – South Africa especially has a strong racing snake culture. Without trying to slam the racing culture I’ve been toggling with the idea of training for a race vs training for a tour, or should I say having […]
A former triathlete/race junkie, now post-surgery, putting E-bikes to the test on a E-bike day tour. Putting the Silverback E-bike through its paces, I reach a surprising conclusion that challenges my previous ideas about E-bikes. Two trips in one day? I remember my brother used to be able to surf for hours at a time […]
The short answer is no. There is no reason to exclude other bike types from the off-road adventure.
The biggest difference between a road bike, a cyclo-cross bike and gravel bike is the frame and fork clearance for wider tyres, sometimes up to 55mm.
The Western Cape has an incredible amount of great gravel roads connecting farmsteads and small out of the way towns with a rich cultural heritage.
Gravel riding or adventure riding is a fast growing form of cycling that mostly consists of distance riding on rural municipal gravel roads, jeep track, forest roads or private farm roads.
Cape Cycle Routes, an initiative of the Western Cape Government, has crafted a route from Citrusdal onto the eastern bank of the Olifant’s River and Algeria, up to the base of Uitkyk Pass.