The 230km Trans Baviaans Mountain Bike race is regarded as the toughest MTB event in the world. The event starts in Willowmore and the finish line is 24 hours later in Jeffreys Bay. This year Jacques Herselman and Kevin Taljaard was the first JBay boys to have made it back home – in an awesome 12 hours 28 minutes in the saddle.
Having to traverse the splendour of the Baviaanskloof, take on the Mother of all Climbs near Zuurbron and endure whatever the elements will throw at the riders, makes for a challenging ride. Read more
The J-Bay Open, stop No 6 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, is on standby for Thursday 17 July, and event organisers will reconvene at 07:00 on Friday 18 July to assess conditions for the day. The prospect of classic conditions at Supertubes on the weekend prompted organisers to call a third consecutive lay day. Read more
Team spirit and a winning attitude bagged several victories for St Francis College at a recent inter-schools sports weekend held in Plettenberg Bay. Learners joined hosts Greenwood Independent School, Knysna Montessori and Stepping Stones on the field, where they were participated in hockey and soccer matches. Read more
Bridget Rodgers from St Francis Bay has joined St Francis Safaris for a few deep sea fishing expeditions over the last year. Being always in the pursuit of adventure, she says “it is easy to see why fishing St Francis and surrounds has become one of my favourite leisure activities.” Read more
Well done and a big congratulations to Rieghard van Rensburg, Station Commander of NSRI in Jeffreys Bay, who completed his first Comrades Marathon this year. This man, who knows how to dig deep, said the last 3km of the event was the worst: Read more
Clive Taverner (62) has been invited to the 2014 World Clay Target Championships to be held in Italy in August. Taverner is well known as “the voice” of the Tavcor Motor Group and his marketing related successes, but this time will be jetting off to represent South Africa in the World Clay Target Championships. Read more
St Francis Paddling Club played an integral role in this year’s SA Sprint School Championships, held at De Rust between 1 and 3 May 2014. Dave and Marie Louw organised the event for the Eastern Cape Canoe Union (ECCU), chairperson Chris Opperman acted as safety officer and Candice Peltenburg volunteered at the weigh station. Read more