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Karoo to Coast

2020 Karoo to Coast

2020 Karoo to Coast
Knysna Bull

The Illusive Knysna Bull

The Illusive Knysna Bull
Sebastian Stark leads Waylon Woolcock up one of the many climbs with punctuate the Prince Alfred’s Pass road from Uniondale to Knysna. Photo by

Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

Sebastian Stark and Nicky Giliomee prevailed against the elements, on a day when the heavens opened over the Prince Alfred’s Pass, to win the 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast.
Nicky Giliomee (second from left) and Lizanne van der Merwe (far right) return to the BUCO Karoo to Coast with the aim of securing higher steps on the podium in 2019. Photo by

Fierce Battle Ahead as Mountain Bikers Race from the Karoo to the Coast

The 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast may not feature any professional mountain bikers but with a host of top amateurs taking part victory, in South Africa’s largest single day event, is sure to be fiercely contested. The 96-kilometre route, from the Karoo town of Uniondale to Knysna on the Indian Ocean coast, features 1 560 metres of accumulated elevation gain. While those figures may sound relatively benign, especially when viewed in conjunction with the route profile, which trends deceptively downhill towards the sea, the riders will be in for a tough day on their bikes.
The final BUCO Dr Evil Classic podium featured Martin Schuttertt (second from right) and Matthew Leppan (second from left) while Zack van der Merwe (absent) moved up onto the podium after Siphe Ncapayi had a mechanical. Photo by

Schuttertt and Giliomee Wrap-Up BUCO Dr Evil Classic Titles

The final stage of the 2019 BUCO Dr Evil Classic concluded three fantastic days of mountain biking with a singletrack packed stage around the Cairnbrogie and Harkerville trails on Saturday, 21 September. Matthew Leppan sprinted to his second stage victory of the race, holding off Martin Schuttertt; who wrapped-up the overall title. In the solo women’s race Nicky Giliomee completed the perfect hattrick of wins to comprehensively secure general classification honours.
After the shortest stage of the race there were lots of smiles on the Kurland finish line at the BUCO Dr Evil Classic. Photo by

Kwano Cycling Academy Riders Shine at BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Siphe Ncapayi finished the opening stage of the BUCO Dr Evil Classic 11 minutes and 2 seconds behind the stage winner. On Friday’s Stage 2, which started and finished at Kurland Hotel, he reduced that deficit to just 34 seconds. With two third place finishes now to his name, it is clear that, the Kwano Cycling Academy rider is one of the race’s stand out performers.
FALKE Mountain Biking

Falke ups the sock game of the Absa Cape Epic

Falke, one of South Africa’s oldest and most recognisable sock brands, has joined the Absa Cape Epic sponsorship family and will amplify the comfort of riders through their world-class range of mountain bike specific socks.
The wildlife of the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve once again put on a show for the BUCO Dr Evil Classic riders. Photo by

Family Feuds or Family Fun at the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Knysna’s Giliomee and Bosman Families are taking part in the BUCO Dr Evil Classic as a family adventure. Like all families though, they are not immune from a healthy dose of sibling rivalry. Or in the Giliomee’s case sibling and parental rivalries.
Stage 1 of the BUCO Dr Evil Classic starts at 08:00 in the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve and features spectacular views over the Keurbooms River Valley. Photo by

Wild Welcome to the BUCO Dr Evil Classic

Registration for the 2019 BUCO Dr Evil Classic took place at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve on Wednesday, 18 September. Situated inland, on a plateau between the Bietou and Keurbooms Rivers, from the coastal resort town and its idyllic white sand beaches the Game Reserve boasts three of the Big Five. Zebra, blue wildebeest and water buck were the first to welcome mountain bikers upon entering the park however.