Going into the FNB Wines2Whales, the two Dirt Addict teams could not have predicted the kind of experience they would have over the 3 days. Day 1 was scheduled to start in Hermanus, but the last-minute change had the teams ride a circular route that started […]
The drop was quite steep. We didn’t believe that we were supposed be climbing down this section of rock but there didn’t seem to be any other way. We were about 2km into the hike and there was no turning back now. Only back at the […]
Vera Retief, Sports Massage Therapist and Lyno Practitioner, joined Dirt Addict in 2022 when she met Anja. Her biggest challenge has been her weight and fitness level and while she considers herself a shy person who prefers smaller groups of people, she has felt supported to […]
3 days, 200km, 4500m elevation. Anja, Valerie, Imelda and Danya will taste the GEES of this year’s FNB Wines2Whales. This being their first MTB stage event, both teams are nervous about what they will be up against in the days to come. A last-minute route change […]
Valerie Eve
Her biggest challenge has been accepting support.Having joined the Dirt Addict clan in January 2022, Valerie Eve finds joy in riding her bike with the community. While she is easily over stimulated and prefers smaller groups, she has learnt through cycling events like the Dirt Addict […]
Kerry Hope
“My introduction into the world of Dirt Addict all started when a good friend of mine, let’s call her an Adventure Enthusiast Extraordinaire, introduced me to the DA gang. I was invited to a social ride in Melkbos. It involved looping around Duynefontein, capping it off […]
It is important to understand that you do not have to be an athlete to benefit from better recovery or body alignment. If you are office bound and sit in front of a PC, you probably need it more. You would take your car in for […]
Going for a ride, followed by a braai with friends, is one of Julie Schubart’s favourite ways to spend her day.While she started out as a hockey player, in the last two to three years, she ventured towards running and more recently, mountain biking. She joined the […]
Sam Bell blog
30kg’s down, Sam Bell started walking at the local Parkruns in Joburg. The walking led to swimming, something she loved doing as a child.  That was 7 years ago.  Now, at the age of 50, she has discovered many “firsts” that include weekend motorbike rides with […]
CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR Choose appropriate clothing and footwear for the hike. Opt for comfortable and breathable clothing, preferably in layers, so you can adjust to changing weather conditions. Wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes that provide good support and traction to prevent injuries. SAFETY AND PREPAREDNES […]
From art to yoga I grew up hating sport. I was only interested in Art and Design from a very early age and only used my head and hands for a very long time. Nothing else mattered. Went to Art School, studied design. And rode the […]
The sunlight bounced through the window, finding every inch of the messy papers sprawled across the table. Even though it wasn’t the coldest winter’s day, the warmth was welcomed. Anja looked at me from across the table, deep in thought. I’d just asked what her personal […]
Headaches, weight gain and purple stretch marks. The symptoms Michelle de Villiers experienced in Matric led her to the biggest challenge of her life. In 1995 Michelle went for brain surgery which resulted in 6 years of remission from the symptoms. At the age of 24, […]
Fitness is not just about looking good, it’s about feeling good too. As you age, it’s more important than ever to prioritize your health and fitness. Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and improve your mental health.FIND […]
Zania Steyn is a 38-year-old outdoor, dirt-lover who works on a farm on the outskirts of Durbanville and owns mulitple small businesses. She was introduced to the Dirt Addict community by fellow Dirt Triber, Imelda van den Berg, in May-ish last year. “What I love about […]
There was one goal. To get Rudy over the finish line and into the Amabubesi Club. [Riders that have finished the event three times are awarded membership of Amabubesi – the Absa Cape Epic Finisher Club. “Amabubesi” means “pride of lions” in Zulu, a fitting description […]
Let’s take a moment to thank the organizers for a great Expo opportunity. It’s not often that smaller brands get to rub shoulders with the big guys – but Bikefest Paarl, along with some spectacular racing, created an atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.  Our community was […]
Grab a group of like-minded women, put them in a room together, add a great cup of coffee and a slice of delicious cake and you have the recipe for a morning filled with laughs.  The Dirt Addict Membership was introduced for various reasons which include […]
To finish any race is a great feat, but to cross the finish line of the Imbuko Big 5 MTB Challenge is something else.“It was brutal! Harder than last year. The climbing was insane, and it was against a strong headwind from the start blocks.” Chantelle Bosch was amongst […]
Let’s admit for a second that arranging any first-time event is a little scary.  Will people rock up? Will they enjoy it? Will it be boring? Will they come back again? These are the kinds of questions that run through the minds of those spending countless […]
MOTIVATION TO GET ACTIVE  Every year starts off the same. The previous New Year’s Resolution gets a revamped version of its new weight loss or fitness goal. The added intention of making it stick this time, again. The reality is life happens. We get sidetracked by […]
We started our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in August (Women’s month) with the release of the Dirt Addict crop top by Dada Active Wear. With every crop top sold, we dedicated a portion of the proceeds to the Confetti Angel’s Zonny’s Love Box project.  October was […]
Last month Dirt Addict introduced a collaboration project with Confetti Angels and Dada Wear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Since that announcement, a Facebook Live chat was held with Crystal Kensley and Denise Vockins where they shared their incredible cancer survivor stories. It was […]
For Immediate Release September 2022 DIRT ADDICT partners with Dada Active Wear and Confetti Angels to support national breast cancer awareness month. Annually, October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, an opportunity to place focus on women reducing their cancer risk and raise awareness. The month also […]
Looking back, after many hours of improved decision making, we’ve realized that the Glide 1.0 Cycling Jersey isn’t the sexiest of cycling tops. Yes, we admit it now, because we do know better (or we are definitely improving with each attempt).Our intention was to bring out […]
Dirt Addict co-founder, Anja-Vone, brought to life the idea to service the two-wheeled, adrenalin seeking market that she works in. It proved to be a mammoth task while working full time - starting this new venture needed so much more attention than what she and co-founder Azèl could afford at the time.