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All set for the Bathurst Country Affair

From charcuterie and Cabernet to velskoens, beer boeps and a disco, there really is something for everyone in Bathurst this weekend at the Bathurst Country Affair from the afternoon of Friday August 11 to Sunday August 13. From upmarket, hand-picked exhibitors, to craft beer and wine tastings and hilarious competitions, live shows and music, the festival of food and fun spans the length and breadth of the village, as well as ages and tastes. If you’re easily overwhelmed by places and choices, the good news is the programme’s made for you. “We’ve designed the programme so that if you wanted to, you could fit in just about everything,” says co-organiser, Tanya Schenk. Schenk dreamed up the first Bathurst...

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Get set for the 2024 edition of the G2C mountain bike race

In five weeks and two days, the Southwell Road will be alive with colour and excitement as a few hundred mountain bikes and a few e-bikes make their way from Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown – that’s the G) to Port Alfred (at the sea – that’s the C!). This year’s G2C mountain bike race takes place on Sunday 28 July 2024. The first G2C was in 2013, organized by the Saints & Sinners Cycling Club. Pennypinchers (now BUCO) stepped up as sponsors from the start and BUCO has remained the event’s main sponsor. Talk of the Town is proud to be the event’s media partner. There are two distances – 58km and 70km – with minimum ages of...