Editor's foreword 24 October 2014

24 October 2014


Welcome to the 24 October 2014 issue of DO IT NOW Magazine.

This week's cover article is a race report from the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek, a tough 572 km race that is held over seven days.

Just shy of 80 riders will don the 2014 auSOMEtism race jersey in this year's 947 event, to raise awareness for autism, as well as change perceptions and break down, if only a few, barriers to what is an extremely mystifying condition known as autism spectrum disorder. Find out more in Riding for autism.  There's good news for our dirt bike riders. You can now rev it up on the newly built supercross track, the Chimes SX Park, in Benoni. For all the details, read New supercross track opens in Benoni  

Warm weather, sun block and holiday vibes are all things we can look forward to in the upcoming months. However, if you are working on that ‘beach body’, time is steadily running out. 7 Ways to spring clean your training provides some great tips to help you overhaul your current training programme and fine-tune your inner fitness guru, in time for the holiday season.

Can't decide where to go for your next holiday? Then don't miss the article on Six of the best, which focuses on six places in our beautiful country that are well worth a visit and deserve a spot on every South African’s bucket list. If you have your sights set on an overseas trip, then what about Lake Como, in Italy? Find out more, including a few secrets that not many people speak about when referring to the lake, in The secrets of Lake Como.

For the love of adventure, hockey and charity is about two guys who combined their love of hockey with an adventure of a lifetime that saw them cycle approximately 650 km from Witbank, across the flatlands of Mpumalanga and along the roads of the Free State to Ballito, all while raising money for cancer.

Until next Friday, don't hesitate, don't procrastinate, do it now!


COVER PHOTO: The EAI Cycling Team at the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.

COVER PHOTO CREDIT: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia



CEO: Francois Flamengo


CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Peet Nieuwenhuizen






Alan Hobson

Andrea Kellerman

Duane Stacey

Eunice Visagie

Greg Gearing

Hannele Steyn

Ico Schutte

Keegan Longueira

Mark Sampson

Sam Bradley

Schalk van der Merwe

Tori Leckie

Xen & Adri Ludick

Zygmund Brodalka



Also in this issue

Shaun Devenish slogging it out on is unicycle. Photo credit: Stuart Pickering/Cycling Direct

Learn. Understand. Help. A typical mantra, I’m sure, for any charity...

Last week, Johann Rabie and I (EAI Cycling Team), lined up for the Bridge...

Warm weather, sun block and holiday vibes; these are all things we can look...

South Africa is a big place, with landscapes as varied as the towering...

The beautiful Villa del Balbianello on the banks of Lake Como.

Lake Como is a tranquil and picturesque slice of heaven that is surrounded...

Keegan and Brent on their adventure from Witbank to Ballito.

From the arid, dry landscape of the Karoo to the lush Cape Fold Mountain, I...

The newly built supercross track, the Chimes SX Park, in Benoni.

Dirt bike riders can now rev it up on the newly built supercross track, the...

Welcome to the 24 October 2014 issue of DO IT NOW Magazine.