Editor's foreword, 5 December 2014

5 December 2014

Welcome to the 5 December 2014 issue of DO IT NOW Magazine.

If you are looking for some great Christmas gift ideas for either the extreme sports fan or surfer in your life, then check out the articles What to buy an extreme sports fan this Christmasand Christmas gifts for surfers.

The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge may have come and gone, but the gift of giving continues. Different, not less is about auSOMEtism, a foundation for autism awareness, and its foray into the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge four years ago, with three cyclists riding the event. This year, through the love and support of family and friends, both new and old, there were 80 riders participating to raise awareness and funds for a fully equipped teenage learning facility for kids on the spectrum.

Just the name ‘Hobbit Trail Run’ conjures up ideas of mystical creatures in a faraway place covered in mist-covered mountains and lush forests. When you then hear that it's in Hogsback, in the Eastern Cape, well, then the ideas just get an additional stoke of the coals. Find out more in Hobbit Trail Run - King of trails about this magical and mystical race that recently took place.

Are you looking for a good reason to stay fit and in the saddle this festive season? Why not enter the Barberton XCM Mountain Bike Challenge, hosted by the Barberton Rotary Club. Taking place on 31 January 2015, there are five different race categories to choose from that range from 'the delicate 20 km Fun Ride' to the 'not so delicate 110 km Ultra Marathon'. The Rotary Club is giving away two complimentary entries per category. To stand a chance to win a set of tickets to one of the categories, visit out competitions page for all the details.

Being 'Pioneers of Greatness' and having a mission of touching people’s lives is not an easy job, but that is why it’s the vision of the Springbok Sevens rugby team. Blitzboks – Men of promise gives us a glimpse into the Blitzboks' world of sevens rugby.

Sportbike freestyle stunt riding is the art of performing tricks on a 190 kg motorcycle - that is not built to do this. It’s a sport that takes many years to acquire and hone the skills necessary to do the daring stunts that make it such a hit with spectators around the world. Find out more about this very exciting, adrenalin-pumping sport in An interview with Ulrich Klingenberg, professional stunt rider.

Supplements for marathon runners is a great article about the important role supplements play in a marathon runner's performance before, during and after a race, as well as tips and advice on supplement choice, nutrition, hydration, recovery and more.

If you are a classic film connoisseur, then the article Dynamite under the stars is for you. Discover one of Cape Town’s hidden gems, The Galileo Open Air Cinema, a rooftop cinema overlooking Cape Town’s most renowned port, for a dazzling night out under the stars.

In our Readers' corner, we take a look at some great international book titles, available from Exclusive books, Kalahari and some CNAs, to relax with this festive season.

Feeling lucky? Then enter our competition to win a stunning Climber Copper Unisex Bangle, with the original Victor Ryde rock climbing motif. For more information and to enter, visit our competitions page.

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







CEO: Francois Flamengo


CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Peet Nieuwenhuizen






Alan Hobson

Andrea Kellerman

Andrew de Villiers

Duane Stacey

Eunice Visagie

Greg Gearing

Hannele Steyn

Ico Schutte

Jenna Oertel

Keegan Longueira

Mark Sampson

Sam Bradley

Schalk van der Merwe

Tori Leckie

Xen & Adri Ludick

Zygmund Brodalka



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Welcome to the 5 December 2014 issue of DO IT NOW Magazine.

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