Race to the Sun: From The Pros

Race to the Sun: From The Pros

The 2019 edition of Race to the Sun is 2 days away and preparations for the race are well on their way. This year’s event is definitely attracting more pro riders to the front end of the field, who will be competing for the acclaimed prize money of R20,000 for the top...
2019 Elevation Profile

2019 Elevation Profile

We’ve hit the 1 month to go mark and everyone is excited to take on this grand journey from Hartbeespoort Dam to Sun City. This year we’ve introduced more water points to the race, with three eat and drink stations throughout the event. There will be a...
3-month training plan for 100mile race

3-month training plan for 100mile race

Riding a 167km race might seem like a daunting task for most, purely because of the training commitment and hours you need to spend on the bike. The cut-off time for Race to the Sun is at 15km/h, which is a reachable goal for any first-timer. The maximum elevation at...
5 Training Tips For A 100-Mile Race

5 Training Tips For A 100-Mile Race

Training for a 100-mile race can feel like a daunting task. Kevin Benkenstein shares his top 5 training tips to help you ease into it and conquer race day.   Mostly easy, a little really hard Training should be done 80% below heart rate and 20% as hard as you can...
5 Nutrition Tips To Ace A 100 Mile Race

5 Nutrition Tips To Ace A 100 Mile Race

Kevin Benkenstein is known for his adventurous spirit and epic mountain bike stories. He shares nutritional insight into what it takes to do a 162km race.   Nothing new It seems like something everyone says but it is true. Stick to the foods that you know and...