Ariane Kleinhans is a professional mountain biker from Switzerland, who currently lives in Stellenbosch. She has taken first place on the podium at many MTB events around the world, including winning 3 Absa Cape Epic titles! On 23 October 2016, after easily winning the ladies’ 42km race in the Buffet Olives MTB Classic, Ariane headed over to our pump track for some coaching with our girls.

Ariane would demonstrate a technique and the Buffet Olives girls would copy. By the end of the session, all newly-learned skills were put to practice on the pump track and it was clear our girls were riding with greater confidence!

Ariane’s “Ladies’ Only” session left our young ladies inspired and motivated to keep on trying despite the odd scrape which, they have learned, is inevitable! Thank you, Ariane – you are a true legend and a wonderful role model!

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