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Knysna Oyster Festival delights the crowds

This year’s Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is well and truly underway, with sport, food and wine events and loads of family activities keeping holiday makers busy in the much-loved Garden Route town and surrounding areas. The first major sporting event, the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour, kicked off with four MTB events on Saturday,

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Jooste and Schoeman win tough Knysna Cycle Tour Road Race

A tired but ecstatic winner of the 115km Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour Road Race, Chris Jooste, BCX, said that he was excited to come to Knysna in the middle of the season, but was not sure what to expect. “You could have good form, but you could end up having bad legs, and I haven’t

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Heyns and de Groot win Knysna Cycle Tour in perfect MTB conditions

A muddy course and perfect conditions for mountain biking made for a brilliant day of cycling at the first major sporting event of this year’s Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour kicked off with four MTB events – 80km, 50km, 30km and 15km. The 80km event was won by Gert

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New attractions & old favourites at the Oyster Fest

If you aren’t already planning to be at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival from Friday, 29 June – Sunday, 8 July, here are a few ‘tasters’ to entice you to book your holiday now and join us for “the best 10 days of winter”. Flavourful foodie fun Among the more than 100 activities

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A treasure trove of sports events at the Knysna Oyster Fest!

The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, taking place this year between Friday 29 June and Sunday 8 July, has long been an annual pilgrimage for marathon runners and cyclists; and over the years the range of sporting events on offer at the Festival has grown significantly to include a swim across the lagoon, paddling,

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Wooden bikers to ride Knysna road race

Look out for the COCO-MAT wooden bike team of 12 who will be participating in this year’s 50 km Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour road race on Sunday 1 July! Their beautiful wooden bikes are made in Greece from oak wood. They are exclusively designed for COCO-MAT by a Greek industrial design team and handcrafted by

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Safer roads is a shared responsibility says PPA

Drivers and cyclists are on the same side, says the Pedal Power Association. We all breathe the same air, live in the same neighbourhoods, use the same shops, our kids go to the same schools– and we all want safer roads. Speed is a major contributor to the death toll on our roads. Collisions, which

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E-bike event returns after successful launch last year!

Last year the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour introduced a 30 km electric bike route, the first e-bike event in the country! The event was a great success and will be part of this year’s programme once more. The Knysna Cycle Tour defines an e-bike as follows: “An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike or

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Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour announces seeding events

The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour is on track for its 31st year, and the organisers have confirmed that three of the races will be seeding events for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour. One of the two biggest sporting events of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival (29 June – 8 July), the Knysna

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Rose Bilbrough

Knysna is ready for a great 2018 Cycle Tour!

The Greater Knysna area is recovering beautifully after the 2017 fires. Much needed rains following a lengthy dry spell which contributed to the spread of the devastating fires of 7 June, have encouraged regrowth everywhere and the fynbos is slowly returning to the areas that were burnt. In addition, a number of accommodation establishments which

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