Editor's foreword, 12 June 2015

12 June 2015


Words: Tracy Knox

Welcome to the 12 June 2015 edition of DO IT NOW Weekly.

BICYCLING: This week’s cover features the Mound of Doom; the world’s biggest MTB jump. Built in the Garden Route by international freestyle MTB (or FMB) riders Sam Reynolds, Matt Macduff, Danny Pace, Dylan Stone, Blake Samson and a host of locals, this jump will also be used by top local MTB riders as a training facility. Find out more in the article World’s biggest MTB jump for Garden Route.

BICYCLING: Gawie Combrinck (EAI Cycling Team) celebrated the biggest win of his career when he won the South African Elite Men’s Mountain Bike Marathon Championship title last weekend. His article South African Mountain Bike Marathon Champs race report gives us some insight to what he went through to take top honours.

WATER SPORTS: The popular RVCA Junior Challenge 2015 is set to go down from 13 to 15 June 2015 at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay, and South Africa’s top junior surfers will be eager to show everyone why they should be crowned king of the surf. During this three-day surfing celebration there will be non-stop action, so we’ve tried to narrow down what to be aware of in the article Five things to look out for at RVCA Junior Challenge.

BICYCLING: In the article In review: Garmin’s Vector power meter pedals, we take a look at power meters, in particular Garmin’s Vector power meter pedals, and why no athlete or coach should ever be without one.

BICYCLING: Hannele Steyn delves into the world of cycling gear and what we should be training in during the cold and wet winter months in the article Winter cycling gear; the first of a series of informative articles on Craft’s new and functional training wear to hit South African shelves.

MOTORING: The idea of hybrid and electric vehicles as a first-world concept is not difficult to grasp, but the reality is that South Africa isn’t too far behind and pretty soon we will also have the choice of how our vehicles are powered. Find out more in the fascinating article Powering into the future - A look at electric and hybrid cars in South Africa.

ENTERTAINMENT: Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown is not just a drink. This winter, share the warmth with Sedgwick’s Sticky Pudding, a delicious, sweet and sticky dessert that will delight you and your guests. The secret is the Sedgwick’s added to the sauce, which creates an evocative, original taste.

ENTERTAINMENT: Looking for something good to read? Look no further because we have a fantastic variety of books for you to consider in Readers’ corner – Picks of the week.

Until next Friday, stay warm and remember: don't hesitate, don't procrastinate, do it now.

COVER PHOTO: World’s biggest MTB jump for Garden Route


Andre Bekker

Alan Hobson

Andrea Kellerman

Anthony Churchyard

Dale Barrow

Doryce Sher

Duane Stacey

Eunice Visagie

Elana Meyer

Francois Flamengo

Greg Gearing

Hannele Steyn

Ico Schutte

Jenna Oertel

Keegan Longueira

Mark Sampson

Marthinus Esmeyer

Sam Bradley

Schalk van der Merwe

Xen & Adri Ludick