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Born from a desire to inspire host Seamus Allardice to leave his comfort zone, Diverge documents journeys great and small. While spreading the passion of adventurers, athletes and average Joe's/Josephine's by chatting about the adventurous things they love.

Born from a desire to inspire host Seamus Allardice to leave his comfort zone, Diverge documents journeys great and small. While spreading the passion of adventurers, athletes and average Joe's/Josephine's by chatting about the adventurous things they love.
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South Africa

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Born from a desire to inspire host Seamus Allardice to leave his comfort zone, Diverge documents journeys great and small. While spreading the passion of adventurers, athletes and average Joe's/Josephine's by chatting about the adventurous things they love.

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English

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+27827487772


Episodes

23: Gravel Grows with 100 Miler Series

7/31/2019
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Gravel is growing in South Africa and 6 local event organisers have combined to establish a 7 event gravel/mountain bike 100 Miler Series. The series will visit 3 provinces in it's inaugural year, starting with Ride the Karoo in February and ending with Race to the Sea in October 2020. For all the details click here: https://diverge.info/2019/07/30/introducting-a-100-miler-series-across-south-africa/ Also featured in the show is a brief recap on the Stellenbosch MTB Challenge and a look...

Duration:00:26:30

22: Lill Wins SA Champs & New Gravel Races Launch

7/23/2019
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The South African XCO Championships, at Thaba Trails in Johannesburg, saw Candice Lill win her first senior national title. Alan Hatherley meanwhile won his third. In the Western Cape the Chas Everitt Around The Pot Overberg 100-Miler, presented by SEESA, was held in sub 10 degree weather conditions. And two new gravel races were launched, including one from a brewery to a brewery.

Duration:00:15:19

21: SA Champs Preview & Around the Pot FOMO

7/17/2019
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Join host Seamus Allardice as he starts to provide more regular, or that's the plan at least, programming by focusing on weekly news round-ups from the world of cycling, trail running and other adventure sports. This week he kicks off with a look back at the Andorra and Les Gets rounds of the UCI MTB World Cup, catches up with Robyn de Groot and previews the South African XCO Championships, which take place in Johannesburg on Saturday 20 July. Also on Saturday is the 3rd edition of the Chas...

Duration:00:30:52

20: Robyn de Groot

6/28/2019
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In this episode of the Diverge Podcast Seamus Allardice chats to, 6 time South African Mountain Biking Marathon Champion, Robyn de Groot. De Groot is recovering from surgery to rectify iliac artery endofibrosis, which is the narrowing of one of the main arteries transporting blood to one's legs. Her recovery has come at a better than expected rate as she notched up her first post-operation win alongside Samantha Sanders at the 2019 KAP sani2c in May. Since then she has also won the Knysna...

Duration:00:38:16

19: Discovery MUT

6/19/2019
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Join host Seamus Allardice as he chats to the Discovery George Mountain Ultra Trail's Zane Schmahl and Jacques Mouton, initially atop George Peak and then later over lunch at the Ground Zero Bike and Trail Park. Zane is the race director for the ultra trail running event, which also features a Vertical 1K challenge, from the outskirts of the Southern Cape city to the summit of the region's second highest peak. To find out more about the Discovery MUT please visit www.georgetrailrun.co.za.

Duration:00:31:24

18: Candice Lill

6/3/2019
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In this episode of the Diverge Podcast Seamus Allardice spoke to Summit Fin's Candice Lill. The former Junior Cross-Country Bronze medalist and London 2012 Olympian had recently returned from a European racing block where she fought her way to two top twenty results in the opening rounds of the UCI MTB World Cup. These results come off the back of her second position at the Absa Cape Epic in March alongside German Adelheid Morath. For more information on Candice you can follow her on...

Duration:00:49:12

17: Amy McDougall

5/10/2019
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Following her joBerg2c victory, alongside Mike Posthumus, Seamus Allardice caught up with Amy McDougall. The dormakaba rider is a two time world single speed champion, the winner of the inaugural Absa African Women's jersey in the Absa Cape Epic last year. 2019 though has been difficult for the former hairdresser, turned professional mountain biker. But after her big win at South Africa's longest stage race she's feeling confident and is once again happy to be on the bike.

Duration:00:28:08

16: Easter Bikepacking Adventure

4/24/2019
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Over the Easter long weekend Seamus Allardice joined former pro cyclist Jaco Pelser on a bikepacking adventure through the Western Cape. Their four day trip took in nearly 400km of riding, four iconic towns and over 200km of spectacular gravel roads. The pair were joined on the final day by fellow cycling adventure seeker Mynardt van Pletsen. On the evening of the third day Seamus sat down with Jaco and Mynardt to discuss the trip and bikepacking in general. To read the full story and see...

Duration:00:36:33

15: Episode 6 | Flanders Review & Roubaix Preview

4/11/2019
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In the middle of the biggest week in the cycling calendar, Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik sat down to discuss the 2019 Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix for the Diverge Podcast. The pair spoke about what it's like to ride in the cycling crazy Flanders region of Belgium. Reviewed the 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen and previewed the Hell of the North. To find out more about the start list and how the favourites are shaping up ahead of Paris Roubaix on Sunday, 14 April, visit:...

Duration:00:30:56

14: Episode 5 | Spur Fest

4/3/2019
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Oliver Munnik joined Seamus Allardice at Bootleggers in the Cape Town CBD to discuss the inaugural #SpurFest. Organised by Meurant Botha and AmaRider #SpurFest is part of the Spur Schools' Mountain Bike League and is modeled on the Dirtopia Festivals of the early 2000s. To find out more visit www.spurmtbleague.co.za.

Duration:00:25:07

13: Absa Cape Epic 2019 - Wrap Up Show

3/26/2019
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Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik sat down in Obs after the 2019 Absa Cape Epic to reflect on what, unquestionably was, "a hell of a week".

Duration:00:24:33

12: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 7

3/24/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 7 – the Grand Finale – of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Wow, it’s all over… After eight crazy days of racing the Absa Cape Epic reached its conclusion on the polo fields of Val de Vie. Tune in as Seams and Oli reflect on the racing, the riding and everything else which made the 2019 event the madcap adventure it was.

Duration:00:25:19

11: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 6

3/23/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 6 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. With the race reaching Stellenbosch at the end of Stage 5 the sixth full stage of the race was always going to be a brutal affair. The capital of the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch, is famous for singletacks and steep vineyard climbs. Tune in to hear what Oli made of them and Seamus’ analysis of the UCI men’s and women’s racing.

Duration:00:31:19

10: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 5

3/22/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 5 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. The Queen Stage was a brutal day on the bike… 100 kilometres and 2 850 metres of ultra-steep climbing, plus a portage down the Gantouw Pass thrown in for good measure. But the end is now in sight, tune in to hear how Seamus and Oli are doing with just two stages to go.

Duration:00:31:10

9: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 4

3/21/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 4 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. The mid-race time trial provided Oli with a bit of a lie in this morning, despite it only being 43 kilometres long it was anything but easy though. Tune in to hear what the guys made of the stage and for an update of how the racing is playing out.

Duration:00:21:45

8: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 3

3/20/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 3 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Usually when the race goes up Groenlandberg it is on the Queen Stage, but this year with more significant climbs to come the green mountain is but another tough, 100 kilometre/2 000 meter plus of climbing, day. Take a listen to what Seamus and Oli made of it.

Duration:00:28:37

7: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 2

3/19/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 2 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Dubbed “Enter Sandman” the second marathon stage of the race was also the first moving day. Due to a last minute switch in the route the race went up the old wagon trail rather than the new singletrack but it was still a tough day in the saddle. Take a listen to what Seamus and Oli’s thoughts on the stage were.

Duration:00:38:39

7: Cape Epic 2019 - Stage 1

3/18/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. The first marathon stage of the race the 112 kilometre day up into the Hemel en Aarde Valley was always going to sort those who prepared from those who did not. Tune in to hear what the guys made of it.

Duration:00:41:18

6: Cape Epic 2019 - Prologue

3/17/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live after the Prologue of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. The short and steep 21 kilometre course, which took in 600 metres of climbing, on Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain set the scene for the week to come. Tune in to hear what the guys made of it…

Duration:00:25:56

5: Cape Epic 2019 - Amabubesi Breakfast

3/16/2019
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Join Seamus Allardice and Oliver Munnik as they record live from the Amabubesi Breakfast ahead of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. The Amabubesi finisher’s club is for all riders who have completed three or more races and every year on the day before the race they stage an informal gathering. With lots of famous mountain biking faces and plenty of pre-race nerves gathered around the croissant table it is the perfect opportunity for a final pre-view of what to expect from the Untamed African Mountain...

Duration:00:18:17