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GARRETT & DE VILLIERS STORM TO 7WEEKSPOORT MTB CHALLENGE VICTORY

The 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge was won by Durbanville’s David Garrett and Oudtshoorn’s Yolande de Villiers; in a race which saw the women’s champion finish just one minute and thirty five seconds down on the men’s winner. The fifteenth edition of the event, was held under cloudless skies and cooled by a steady breeze, took place on Saturday 30 September.

The 2017 race also saw the introduction of a primary schools’ competition in the shortest 29 kilometre distance. Outeniqua Primary School, from George in the Southern Cape, accumulated the most points defeating cross-town rivals Glenwood House, thanks to age group victories by Alissa Coetzer and Christiaan Hatting. Outeniqua thereby got to etch their name on the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Schools’ MTB Challenge floating trophy and claimed the Giant Revel mountain bike, donated by Ladismith’s LSM Cycles.

In the main 85 kilometre race Garrett was eager to overturn his run of second positions in the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. His most recent second position had come in the 2016 race, when Dylan Rebello claimed victory. Heading up the Seweweekspoort Garrett set the pace, and with the south easterly breeze swirling into a headwind in the poort there was a lack of willing workers at the front of the group.

Garrett inadvertently opened up a small gap on Jan-Paul Gerber and de Villiers in the rugged 10 kilometre loop into the Great Karoo, but upon reaching the smooth gravel road leading back down the Seweekspoort he sat up again and waited for Gerber and de Villiers. The trio spent the next forty kilometres working together; with Garrett occasionally upping the pace to keep his companions outside their comfort zone.

As the leaders approached water point three Garrett made the decisive move. “Last year Dylan [Rebello] attacked me there so I knew it was a good place to make a move. I dropped the others on the second last climb and heard at the top of the last climb that I had a one minute gap. Fortunately I had that gap because the new finish is very tough and I would not have wanted to come through there in a group” Garrett reflected. “After two second positions here I’m happy to have finally won the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge.”

De Villiers and Gerber closed out their Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge races by sprinting for second overall. Gerber edged out the women’s champion by a couple of bike lengths. “It was hard, the wind made it very difficult in the poort and you had to be really careful following wheels,” de Villiers said. Upon being asked how she felt about beating the South African Marathon Champion she responded: “I’m humble; and I’m grateful, and I’m so pleased.”

The National Marathon Champion, Robyn de Groot, was making her racing comeback after an injury layoff. She spent most of the 85 kilometre race distance riding with Aaron Borrill who said that, “the leaders got away very early when Robyn [de Groot] and I got caught out by a sandy patch. We chased and chased but just could not catch them.”

For her part De Groot seemed satisfied with her performance, though the result was not the one mountain biking fans expected. “I rode within myself and when I felt my leg I eased off a bit,” she said. The main aim for De Groot is now to be fully fit for the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, which starts on the 15th of October.

The men’s and women’s 85 kilometre podiums were completed by Jacobus Barnard and Jenna Borrill respectively. While the leading results were as follows:

 

29km Boys:

  1. Kerighan Aries (1:12:52)
  2. Christiaan Hatting (1:12:57)
  3. Luke Haywood (1:13:01)

 

29km Girls:

  1. Alissa Coetzer (1:33:23)
  2. Jonelle Nel (1:43:34)
  3. Willemien van Tonder (1:45:49)

 

43km Men:

  1. Leon Classen (1:36:36)
  2. Roert Swart (1:44:56)
  3. Winston Bourbon-Leftley (1:45:31)

 

43km Women:

  1. Rozanne Mouton (2:03:29)
  2. Nina Reynolds (2:11:23)
  3. Adel Klotz (2:12:09)

 

85km Men:

  1. David Garret (2:59:27)
  2. Jan-Paul Gerber (3:01:01)
  3. Jacobus Barnard (3:07:40)

 

85km Women:

  1. Yolande de Villiers (3:01:02)
  2. Robyn de Groot (3:10:13)
  3. Jenna Borrill (3:36:08)

 

Click here for all the results from the 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. To view all the photos from the 2017 race visit the event Facebook page Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge, and if you took part post your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #7WeeksMTB.

 

The 2018 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge will take place on Saturday 29 September and for more information please visit www.7weekspoortmtb.co.za.

 

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Photo Captions & Credits:

  1. After placing second twice David Garrett finally secured the top step of the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge podium on the 30th of September 2017. Photo by Oakpics.com.
  2. Ladies’ champion Yolande de Villiers and Jan-Paul Gerber embrace after a sprint for second overall behind David Garrett at the 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.
  3. Jan-Paul Gerber leads a select group of riders up the Seweweekspoort during the 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.
  4. Francois Louw passes the Lutheran Church in Amalienstein during the 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.
  5. The inaugural Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Schools’ MTB Challenge was won by Outeniqua Primary School after Christiaan Hatting (centre) and Alissa Coetzer (second from the left) scored maximum points for their school. Photo by Oakpics.com.

 

For the high resolution version of the attached photos please click here. For more information please contact Seamus Allardice (seamus@dryland.co.za | 082 748 7772).

 

WORKING WITH WOOD SHOW AND WOODTURNERS SYMPOSIUM

The organisers of the Working with Wood Show invite you and a partner to join them at this year’s Working with Wood Show and Woodturners Symposium. Here you can witness wood enthusiasts sharing their skills and knowledge with the public, especially the youth, in an attempt to revive a dying trade. The organisers of

 

the Working with Wood Show invite you and a partner to join them at this year’s Working with Wood Show and Woodturners Symposium. Here you can w

 

itness wood enthusiasts sharing their skills and knowledge with the public, especially the youth, in an attempt to revive a dying trade.
World-renown luthier, Marc Maingard will be delivering his talks and demonstrations on Sunday and Monday (24 and 25 September) and the scholdar’s carpentry competition will take place on Monday, 25 September. Guided hikes and cycles in the forest are available daily.
A Symposium and Show demonstration programme is attached for your perusal.

Venue: Nelson Mandela University, GeorgeAddress: Madiba Drive, GeorgeDates: 22 – 25 September 2017

Times: Noon till 18:00 on Friday, 22nd then 09:00 till 18:00 on the following days.RSVP: Fran Kirsten on fran@out-there.co.za
For further information on the Show and Symposium feel free to either contact Fran Kirsten or visit their websites; www.workingwithwood.co.za and/or www.awsa.org.za
We look forward to welcoming you to the Show.

 

 

 

 

LEGEND OF THE STAGE AND SCREEN

South African singing sensation, Andre Schwartz, will be making his debut live appearance at Garden Route Casino’s Bravo Lounge on Saturday, the 30th of September 2017 at 20:00.

Fans can look forward to hearing their favourite hits from the multi-talented musician who has released 14 CDs in genres ranging from Afrikaans and pop, to big band jazz – with many reaching gold status.

Schwartz began entertaining audiences at the tender age of 14 and is today one of South Africa’s best-loved performers. In addition to being a recording artist, he has starred in several musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also shone on South African TV screens in shows such as Sterloper on KykNET and 7de Laan on SABC2.

Garden Route Casino Marketing Manager, Karen Johnstone, says: “Garden Route Casino is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the Bravo Lounge and, with Andre Schwartz being one of South Africa’s top artists, we just had to have him come and perform.”

Tickets for the show cost R150 per person – with discounts available to Garden Route Casino Rewards cardholders – and can be purchased from Garden Route Casino’s cash desk and website as well as from Computicket.

https://www.tsogosun.com/garden-route-casino.​

CABARET BRINGS THE WORLD TO GREAT BRAK RIVER

Maak gereed vir die 6de jaarlikse Cabaret by De Dekke op 8 en 9 November! Vanjaar bied Petro Taute se gewilde show baie nuwe verrassings en 3 instansies sal daarby baat: Groot-Brak Kindersorgvereniging, Sonskynvallei Nasorg (Hartenbos) en Diepkloof Kleuterskool (Glentana). Sedert verlede jaar word kaartjies vir Woensdag- en Donderdagaand verkoop en met tafels vir 10 wat vooraf bespreek kan word, is dit die ideale geleentheid om gesellig saam met vriende en familie te kom kuier. Kaartjies bly R100 per persoon en is beskikbaar vanaf middel Oktober – kontak Petro by 083 287 6958 om tafels vir 10 te bespreek, en vir meer inligting.

Petro Taute’s annual cabaret in aid of Child Welfare Great Brak River, Sonskynvallei After-Care, Hartenbos and Diepkloof Kleuterskool, Glentana is now in its 6th year – and it has become so popular that there are now 2 shows: on Wednesday, 8 and Thursday, 9 November.
De Dekke has sponsored the venue since the very first year and all the artists (professional and not), plus the rest of the back-up team, give their time for free to support this worthy cause. The theme remains “60 minutes around the world” and as always a wonderful evening of entertainment awaits with a variety of elements – song, dance, and a bit of humour. There will be a lucky draw right at the end, with exciting sponsored prizes to be won on both nights.

Contact organizer Petro Taute on 083 287 6958 regarding tickets, tables for 10, and general enquiries; no tickets sold at the door. Tickets sell @ R100 and only tables for 10 people can be booked in advance. Doors will open at 17h30 for 19h30 with an à la carte menu and cash bar available. For tickets in the Hartenbos and Mossel Bay area, contact Linda Robertson on 082 789 6566.

Suid-kaap vir Jesus

South African singing sensation, Andre Schwartz, will be making his debut live appearance at Garden Route Casino’s Bravo Lounge on Saturday, the 30th of September 2017 at 20:00.

Fans can look forward to hearing their favourite hits from the multi-talented musician who has released 14 CDs in genres ranging from Afrikaans and pop, to big band jazz – with many reaching gold status.

Schwartz began entertaining audiences at the tender age of 14 and is today one of South Africa’s best-loved performers. In addition to being a recording artist, he has starred in several musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also shone on South African TV screens in shows such as Sterloper on KykNET and 7de Laan on SABC2.

Garden Route Casino Marketing Manager, Karen Johnstone, says: “Garden Route Casino is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the Bravo Lounge and, with Andre Schwartz being one of South Africa’s top artists, we just had to have him come and perform.”

Tickets for the show cost R150 per person – with discounts available to Garden Route Casino Rewards cardholders – and can be purchased from Garden Route Casino’s cash desk and website as well as from Computicket.

https://www.tsogosun.com/garden-route-casino.​

 

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