Author: DrakDescent

27-28 January 2024

PYGA Euro Steel sweep Drak Descent

In contrasting conditions and with rain around, the PYGA Euro Steel team completed a sweep of both the team and individual crowns at the Euro Steel Drak Descent that ended at Umkimkulu River Lodge on Sunday. Having ridden their way to the front of the race on day one on Saturday, the PYGA Euro Steel …

Foster and PYGA Euro Steel team-mates dominate Drak Descent day one

Against the picturesque backdrop of the Southern Drakensberg, riders were treated to sublime conditions on Day One of the Euro Steel Drak Descent mountain bike race on Saturday with Michael Foster and his team-mates claiming the honours. The young star headlined a dominant day for his squad as his PYGA Euro Steel team-mates Philip Buys …

Drak Descent ready to kick-start KZN’s 2023 MTB calendar

After the relaxation of the December holidays, the year’s mountain biking action kicks into gear with the Euro Steel Drak Descent getting underway in the Southern Drakensberg this Saturday. The two-day mountain biking event has become a staple for the off-road community in KwaZulu-Natal and with some exclusive access to trails in and around Underberg …

Malherbe taking it all in at Drak Descent 2023

As he continues his treatment for myeloma, KZN Midlands cycling personality Con Malherbe has confirmed he’ll be riding the 2023 Euro Steel Drak Descent, but will be taking a far more relaxed approach compared to previous years. The Southern Drakensberg classic from 28-29 January has become a popular stop on the mountain biking calendar in …

White out to impart experience at Drak Descent

As the new MTB racing season approaches, teams plan out their 2023 schedule and Tyronne White and his Ballito-based DriveTrain Racing Team have ear-marked the Euro Steel Drak Descent at the end of January as their 2023 kick-starter. Experienced pro cyclist White will be riding in the 2023 Drak Descent on 28 and 29 January …

Buys and PYGA Euro Steel back for Drak Descent

Team PYGA Euro Steel will once again be present on the start line for the 2023 Euro Steel Drak Descent when they use the popular Southern Drakensberg race from 28-29 January as a springboard for another exciting year of racing. Last year’s race became a lucrative scouting mission for Africa’s MTB Team as they roped …

Drak Descent to kick-start Tipping Point/Brink’s season

The Pietermaritzburg-based Tipping Point/Brink Cycling Academy will begin their exciting 2023 season with a trip to the Euro Steel Drak Descent from 28-29 January. The Drak Descent has quickly become a must-do race for mountain biking enthusiasts as the two days of riding through the Southern Drakensberg offers up some of the best trails around. …

Drak Descent goes full GPS in 2023

The organisers of the Euro Steel Drak Descent mountain bike races have committed to a wholly GPS navigated event, entrenching the event’s commitment to minimizing its impact on the environment. The two day event involved a network of trails between Restmount high on the Drak Gardens road down to Early Mist Farm on the second …

Drak Descent highlights Southern Drakensberg charm

The 2023 edition of the Euro Steel Drak Descent will once again provide riders with top quality trails, but will also allow families to enjoy the best of what the Southern Drakensberg has to offer from 28-29 January. The event continues to attract riders of all abilities as it provides routes that will test riders …

Award for MTB rider who rescued paddler

While the race winners basked in the limelight on Sunday afternoon mountain biker Anthony Halliday emerged as the real hero of the weekend after stepping in to rescue a paddler in trouble on the uMzimkhulu River.  Halliday was riding in the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB with his partner Geoff Nightingale, enjoying …

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