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27-28 January 2024

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 …

Foster out-sprints Buys for Drak Descent crown

Young Michael Foster showed his rising talent when he out-sprinted the experienced Philip Buys to claim stage two, and with it overall honours, at the 2022 Euro Steel Drak Descent, in partnership with FNB, on Sunday. The pair finished Saturday’s first stage neck-and-neck and Sunday again the race came right down to the finish line …

Buys holds slender advantage after Drak Descent stage one

Despite being slightly under the weather, PYGA Euro Steel’s Philip Buys claimed stage one honours at the Euro Steel Drak Descent, in partnership with FNB, on Saturday. With heavy rain on Friday afternoon the organisers were forced to do running repairs early on Saturday morning but the trails were ready for the riders and for …

Euro Steel out to support the local community

The 2022 Euro Steel Run the Rivers and Euro Steel Drak Descent, both in partnership with FNB, will continue the title sponsor’s commitment to supporting the local community and businesses of the Southern Drakensberg town of Underberg. The pair of events from 29-30 January will attract hundreds of people from all over KwaZulu-Natal and South …

Mackinnon MTB family up for Drak Descent test

It didn’t take young Jodi Mackinnon long to decide that she would take on the full Euro Steel Drak Descent, presented by FNB, and her father Andrew was made to enter the 14 year-old as soon as she was able to. Jodi, who turns 15 in February 2022, is now able to enter the full …

PYGA Euro Steel confirm team for Drak Descent

Off the back of an successful 2021, the PYGA Euro Steel team will have some of their biggest names on the start line for the 2022 Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB from 29-30 January. The team was represented well throughout the year and ended with a solid sixth place in the Absa …

White and Swanepoel to tackle Drak Descent

Ballito-based mountain biking star Tyronne White will introduce a young Justin Swanepoel to stage racing when they team up for the upcoming Euro Steel Drak Descent presented by FNB from 29-30 January. The DriveTrain duo will be amongst what’s expected to be a strong field of teams for the 2022 edition of the race following …

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