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 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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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 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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songo Race Report: WC BMX Provincial #2 & #3 from Zone 7

Saturday, May 21st, 13 songo.info children plus Ntlantla Nonkasa and myself, Sipho Madlo, travelled to, the newly built Zone 7 BMX track to take part in a double header BMX event. The songo.info programme was represented by the following kids: Lingomso Khonjwayo, Luminathi Nkoko, Lakhanya Skhobongwane, Mihlali Sturman, Khayona Sibonda,Olu Ndlela, Inam Ndobozo, Simamkele Magonqwana,…

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songo.info Race Report: WP BMX #3 from the Overberg BMX Club

On Sunday, 10 April 2022, Sipho Madolo took 11 children including 2 coaches to Hermanus to take part in the WP BMX #3. Songo.info was represented by: Amila Mntuyedwa, Wanda Qama, Onathi Nogqala, Alakhe Ndonda, Mivuyo Mndini, Yandisa Yolwa, Tsholo Letlotla, Lakhanya Skhobongwana, Onesimo Ndzonyana, Milani Dingani and Zizo Tshingana. Zizo, who is in Matric…

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songo.info Race Report: 2022 WP BMX #3

On Saturday, 5 March 2022, 11 children and 2 coaches travelled to the new Zone 7 BMX Track, on the West Coast, to take part in the third round of the Western Province BMX provincial series. The race was also the official opening of the newly built track. As such it was a great opportunity…

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SA BMX Champs Race Report

Round 5 and 6 of the BMX Nationals Series, as well as SA Champs took place on the 9th and 10th of October, at the Hermanus BMX Track. This is the first time in 19 years that Western Cape has hosted SA BMX Champs and it was an opportunity of a lifetime for some of…

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Race Report: 2021 BMX National Series

The first round of BMX Nationals took place on, 10 and 11 April, at the Kempton Park BMX Track in Johannesburg. The Nationals were during exam time for many schools, so we took a team of 5 and flew up, writes songo.info Sport Programme Manager and Head Coach Darryn Stow. We had 3 boys (Zizo,…

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songo.info BMX Race

Words by Darryn Stow & photos by Amber Reeder.  The second race of the new Western Province BMX series was hosted by songo.info this past Saturday, the 25th of May. It was the first BMX Race of the year on our track and the first time since we upgraded the first two straights.  We were…

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songo.info Report on the Hermanus BMX

Words & Photos by Darryn Stow. After a few months of no racing, it was time for the first BMX race of the year at the newly built BMX track in Hermanus, on the 4th of May. Rickus and his team have been working hard on their track and it was great for the kids…

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