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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

Successful first KZN MTB Provincial XCO with new format

The first KZNMTB Provincial XCO Cup of the Series once again kicked off in the forest of Hilton on Saturday 18 February. Spectators came from all over the province to support their friends and family on the day, and race organizers could not have asked for better weather conditions with temperatures reaching 30 degrees but a constant breeze throughout the day to keep the riders cool on the course.

The new batching format proved to be a challenge for some. Riders no longer raced against only their age group, but also raced against those with similar strength and riding ability - regardless of age. This format also however proved to be an exciting challenge for others, offering fresh new competition to those used to winning their respective age groups in the past.

The 6,6km lap race started and finished in Elizabeth Drive, directly across from the Hilton Christian Fellowship (HCF) Church, and then continued with single track sections through the forest. The tech zone was easily accessible from the road, which made for great spectator viewing.


Upcoming Events


22 Feb : Marriot Summer Series #2

25 Feb : SA CUP SERIES XCO # 1 & Junior World Series UCI Cat 1

1 March : Marriot Summer Series #3

4 March : Howick Enduro

5 March : Howick Classic

8 March : Marriot Summer Series #4

11-12 March : Route six 2 Two 2 day MTB

15 March : Marriot Summer Series #4

18 March : Safire Berg100


International News

After season-long competitions that saw the most consistent athletes crowned UCI World Cup winners, the best event organisers are also being rewarded.

Stakeholders at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano, the BMX Supercross World Cup and the UCI Trials World Cup have voted for the best event of each of the series, taking into account different criteria including organisation, venue, course/track and atmosphere. The winners are….

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano

A long season spanning five months and taking place in eight countries saw cross-country Olympic (XCO) and downhill (DHI) specialists compete in top-class conditions.

Downhill: Fort William (GBR)

This legendary spot in the Scottish Highlands wins the “best event” vote for 2016. Also host of the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Fort William organised a World Cup stopover for the 15th time this year.


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.





KZN Mountain Bike Commission
PO Box 153, Merrivale, 3291
T 082 896 6864

F 033 387 6377

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