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KZN MTB COMMISSION

KZN MTB COMMISSION

Mud, Sweat and Gears


The KZN MTB Commission is a volunteer organisation established in terms of the constitution of Cycling KZN, and is a subsidiary of Cycling KZN. Cycling SA reports to the Department of Sport and as such is accountable to the government of South Africa. The KZN MTB Commission comprises a number of commissioners that strive to administer the sport in the province in a responsible and professional way. Our primary goal is to manage mountain biking in KZN in accordance with the rules and regulations that have been developed over time, while promoting and adding value wherever possible.

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Latest News

Redecker and Marais find success at XCO Provincial Champs

Current National Champion Cherie Redecker (Novus OMX Pro Team) and Stuart Marais were crowned Elite Provincial Champions amidst brilliant conditions at the all-exciting 2016 KZNMTB Provincial XCO Championships, which took place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 25 June.

Race organisers could not have asked for better weather when the riders and all involved were greeted by a rather crisp morning. But when noon arrived, the gloves, scarves, jackets and beanies were all a thing of the past as the warm KwaZulu-Natal sun brought temperatures up to the mid twenties.

The cold mornings, summer-like days and fresh afternoons in the province in the past few weeks, had resulted in many of the riders suffering nasty colds and flu by the time they reached the start line.

The dry and rainless weeks leading up to the Championships made the course even more challenging, as the track was loose and very dusty. Elite Women’s Champion, Cherie Redecker, said: “With the dry winter there are sections on the track, which are loose and slippery but that all adds to the challenge. I think Nick (Floros) surprised a lot of us by creating a completely different track. At first I didn't enjoy it, maybe because subconsciously I was doing the technical bits from a different direction. After finding a rhythm on the course today I started liking the new course.

 

Upcoming Events 

JULY

2 July : KZN MTB Proc Champs Enduro

2 July : PEHR Burry Stander Sardine MTB Classic

AUGUST

7 Aug : Illovo Eston Classic

13 Aug : KZN Spur School Series #2

13 Aug : Ride4Rhino

14 Aug : Scottburgh MTB Race

14 Aug : Marriot Dargle Trails Festival

14 Aug : Grantleigh MTB Challenge

20 Aug : Halfway Toyota/Sth Coast Hospice Pedal 4 Patients

18-21 Aug : iSimangiliso MTB Stage race

        

International News

The UCI unveils the 2016 mountain bike calendar and its main events

The Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI’s) 2016 season of major mountain bike events will be marked by the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the UCI World Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic (for Olympic cross-country – XCO, Cross-country Eliminator -XCE, and Cross-country Team Relay - XCR) and Val di Sole, Italy (downhill and four-cross – DHI and 4X), as well as the return of Cairns (Australia) and La Bresse (France) to the World Cup.

Development

Development stars bask in the spotlight at Pmb MTB Festival

Pietermaritzburg - The success of KZN Cycling's and Cycling South Africa's development programme was on full display as development racing kicked off the three-day long Pietermaritzburg Mountain Bike Festival at the Cascades Mountain Bike Park on Friday. All districts of KwaZulu-Natal were represented, with 10 riders from each district showing off their skills.

Since the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Sport and Recreation got behind the development initiative, cycling has been making increasingly significant inroads into communities, especially in rural areas.

 

 

                              

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