The songo.info Champions Race, presented by fibertime™️, is Back!

The greatest mountain biking spectator event, the songo.info Champions Race is back from a three year hiatus, with fibertime™ as the new presenting sponsor. As ever the event will be staged in Kayamandi on the Wednesday before the Absa Cape Epic and some of the world’s best MTB racers will turn out to hone their…

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How to Fundraise for songo.info With a GivenGain Campaign

March is a great month for cycling in South Africa. The action gets underway with the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed bicycle race in the world, and continues with the songo.info Champions Race and the Absa Cape Epic. Both the CTCT and the Epic are great fundraising vehicles for so many charities and…

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Race Report: 2023 WP BMX Championships

On Sunday the 12th November I met Ntlantla Nonkasa and the songo.info kids at the clubhouse in Kayamandi, writes head BMX coach Brad Stow. I arrived earlier than planned but when I drove down towards the clubhouse I was pleasantly surprised to see that the bikes had already been loaded onto the trailer and all…

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songo.info Cycling Progress Report – October 2023

2023 has been a busy year of riding and racing for the children in the songo.info programme. Having joined as senior coach this year Brad Stow reflects on the progress which has been made and where there is room for growth in the remainder of the year and heading into 2024. songo Tots: It’s quite…

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songo.info Race Report from the 2023 SA BMX Nationals

Race Report

On Wednesday the 4th October myself, Brad Stow, along with my partner Nicole Murphy and her sister Christine Yiannakis left Durbanville and met five very excited kids at the songo.info clubhouse in Stellenbosch. We loaded our bikes and luggage into the Toyota Quantum that was very kindly loaned to us by Bobby Behan and James…

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songo.info Graduates Go To Belgium’s Bakala Academy

Bakala Academy

Zola Ngxakeni and Ntlantla Nonkasa won a trip to the Bakala Academy, at the University of Leuven, in Belgium as part of their Exxaro Jersey victory at the 2023 Absa Cape Epic. For nearly a decade each edition’s Exxaro category winners have visited the Bakala Academy, which also serves as the training base for Soudal…

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songo.info Race Report: Round 7 of the WC BMX Series

Overberg BMX Club

On Sunday, 3 September, ten kids from songo.info participated in the 7th round of the WC BMX Provincial points series. This was the first provincial race after a long winter break during which the songo kids focused on academics. Needless to say, they were all very keen to get back on to the race track.…

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songo.info Auction Two Limited Edition Specialized Bicycles to Raise Funds for Trail Building Programme

Soil Searching

Specialized Bicycle’s Soil Searching programme is a movement to recognise and support the trail builders who help shape our sport and ensure our stoke. Since 2018, it has provided financial, organisational and outreach support for trail systems around the world. In 2021 two songo.info graduates were funded by Soil Searching as they embarked on internship…

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Race Report: #6 of the Western Cape BMX Series in Hermanus

This past weekend Sipho, Ntlantla and Mama Amelia and Brad Stow accompanied 10 kids to the 6th leg of the provincial BMX series which took place at the Overberg BMX Club in Hermanus. The fairly long drive from Stellenbosch to Hermanus was made comfortable and safe for the team thanks to Specialized and Toyota giving…

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Praising Tsholofelo Letlola

Tsholofelo Letlola

There’s no recipe for success or a linear curve for personal growth. At songo.info each child enrolled in the programme has their natural ups and downs. Struggling with the normal teenage issues, or battling with a particular subject at school. Not infrequently the problems are more serious and sustained; the lure of drinking and drugs…

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songo.info Race Report: SA BMX Cup 1, 2 & 3

Race Report

Over the Easter weekend, Bradley Stow and Ntlantla Nonkasa accompanied 10 kids to the first BMX national event of the year, which took place at the Kraaifontein BMX track near Durbanville. It was a very special moment for Western Cape BMX as the last time a national race took play at this track was well…

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songo Race Report: WP BMX #5 – Kraaifontein

This past Sunday, 2 April, 11 children accompanied by myself and Ntlantla Nonkasa traveled to the newly rebuilt BMX track at the Kraaifontein Sports Club. This was an important race as it served as a trial run for the SA Cup that is taking place this coming Easter weekend. Wrote Bradley Stow.  Songo.Info was represented…

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songo.info Race Report: Western Cape BMX #4 Hermanus

On Sunday, the 12th of March ,13 children accompanied by myself, Brad Stow, Ntlantla and Asabonga traveled to Hermanus BMX track to take part in the 4th leg of the Western Cape BMX provincial points series. songo.info was represented by the following riders: Likho Mayekiso, Onesimo Ndzonyana, Lakhanya Skhobongwane, Alunamida Mathafeni, Kanya Xhapha, Mihlali Stuurman, Juju Mbikahlobo, Uviwe Tshali, Awethu Mtekeli, Tsholofelo Letlola, Mihlali Nyembezi, Lilitha…

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songo.info Vacancy: Finance & Admin Manager

songo.info is hiring a Finance and Admin Manager to oversee the programme’s financial and administrative functions.  Roles and Responsibilities General Administration: Manage Trust administration. Support legal Trustee with management of legal requirements and structures regarding contracts and the Trust etc. Risk Management of the clubhouse and programme.   Financial Management:  Monitor cash flow and support…

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songo.info Race Report: Kraaifontein BMX Race

On Sunday, 12 February, 13 songo.info children travelled to the newly rebuilt Kraaifontein BMX track to take part in the third leg of the Western Cape Provincial BMX series. songo.info was represented by the following riders: Mivuyo Mndini, Lakhanya Skhobongwane, Onesimo Ndzonyana, Tsholofelo Letlola, Likho Mayekiso, Lingomso Khonjwayo, Luyolo Ndwamba, Yongama Mdletye, Luminathi Nkoko, Uviwe Tshali, Khanya Xhapha, Zimi Cuba and Alakhe Ndoda.  Report by Bradley Stow. The…

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2023 BMX Season Kicks of at Zone 7

On Sunday, 28 January, songo.info had 10 riders compete in the first WC Provincial BMX race of 2023, which was held at Zone 7 BMX Track outside Durbanville. The event was a double header, which means that 2 race legs are held on one day. It was very hot and windy but the racing was…

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songo.info Race Report from the 2022 BMX National Championships

The final round of BMX Nationals and SA BMX National Championships took place on the 9th of October, at the Alrode BMX Track in Johannesburg. The Nationals were during school holidays so we decided to drive up in the Songo van, Darryn Stow reported.  The Alrode Track is one of the oldest tracks in South…

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songo.info Race Report from 2022 WP BMX race #9

On Sunday, 18th of September 2022, 12 children and 1 coach travelled to Overberg BMX club to take part in the ninth WP BMX race of the season. songo.info was represented by: Awethu, Luminathi, Lakhanya, Mihlali Sturman, Mivuyo, Qhawe, Khanya, Alakhe, Lunathi, Ovayo, Uviwe and Tsholofelo Letlola. All the kids where the top performers of…

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Donate to songo.info and Win a FNB Wines2Whales Team Entry with Stor-Age

Together with songo.info, Stor-Age will be running a competition for entrants to stand a chance to win a FNB Wines2Whales team entry, for the Pinotage event, to help raise funds for their ongoing programmes.   For every R100 donated to songo via GivenGain, you’ll receive ONE entry into the iconic FNB W2W Pinotage event, taking place…

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songo.info Race Report: WC Primary School MTB League #3

On Saturday, the 20th of August 2022, 11 children including and 2 coaches, Songezo and Ntlantla, travelled to the Boland Landbouskool in Paarl to take part at the WC Primary Schools League Race 3. songo.info was represented by two girls and nine boys: Uviwe Tshali, Khanya Xhapha, Simamkele Magoqwana, Lingomso, Ovayo Ntsenge, Lunathi  Isakhanya Vimba,…

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