Cycling

Cycling news, updates, events, results, reviews and unforgettable stories, from across the African continent.

Top Kenyan mountain bike races postponed further

Two of Africa's most iconic mountain bike races, the Rift Valley Odyssey and the Mount Kenya Epik have suffered further delays, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of the Mount Kenya Epic announced recently that the Epik was being postponed...

South African charity sports event goes virtual

A Community Chest event in South Africa has taken on a "virtual" life of its own this week with a variety of "ambassadors" - from entertainment to sports, the arts, fashion and business - running around apartments, pounding treadmills...

Virtual sports – cycling’s rise

Participatory virtual sports apps have gone all-in during the coronavirus pandemic. They have been marketing heavily and engaging with an ever-growing number of real-world events. As with delivery apps, virtual meetings apps, streaming sites and to a lesser extent...

Mount Kenya Epik 2020 cancelled

The Mount Kenya Epik, co-founded by legendary Kenya cyclist David Kinjah, has been cancelled for the year and the next race will be held in 2021, according to a press release from organisers. "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers...

Cycling South Africa pitches for solo cycle training.

Cycling South Africa on Monday (April 27) said it had submitted a document to government in which it recommended that solo cycling for exercise be allowed under Level 4 lockdown regulations. The cycling body said in the statement that it...

Corona cloud covers Rift Valley Odyssey 2020, organisers remain optimistic.

The Rift Valley Odyssey, or RVO, is the latest high-profile African sporting event to be swallowed by the cloud of uncertainty growing over the future of sports on the continent. “The RVO crystal ball is a clear as mud. We...

2020 Tour de France set to be postponed

This year's Tour de France is facing official postponement following an announcement made by France President, Emmanuel Macron on Monday. Macron declared no large public gatherings will be held in the country before mid-July at the earliest. This will be done,...