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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.

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  • The Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash will be staged on Saturday 30th August 2014 – the day prior to the road race
  • The start and finish venue will be the Mandela Capture Site in Howick
  • There will be 2 x competition distances – 42km and 21km – these distances have been selected so as to mirror the road race competition
  • Apart from the 2 x competitions, there will also be a 10km family ride in and around the main event area that will allow amateur riders an opportunity to be part of the overall event
  • The start times of each competition will be as follows:

          42km – 9am       21km – 9.30am        10km – 9.45am

  • The total prizemoney for the event makes this the richest event of its kind in the country
  • Entries will be managed by ROAG and will be done online at
  • A limit of 600 competitors in the 42km & 21km races has been set

The event is staged under the auspices of KZN MTB and is registered on the national events calendar of Cycling South Africa 


Facebook: Mandela Day Marathon 2014

Twitter: @MandelaDM2014  


Upcoming Events 

AUG 2014

30 Aug : Mandela Day MTB Dash

30/31 Aug : Rhino Adventure Ride

31 Aug : Scottburgh MTB Race

SEPT 2014

6 Sept : KZN Schools MTB Series

7 Sept : Lynford Clover Classic - Ixopo

7 Sept : Monzi Hippo Challenge

13/14 Sept : Hill2Hill

20 Sept : Spur KZN Schools Series (Final)

21 Sept : Riverlea Drak MTB Experiance

21 Sept : Hluhluwe Rhino Challenge


International News

U23 Sarrou & Rissveds win in hot & dusty Maritzburg

The under-23 men’s and women’s cross country races of the UCI MTB World Cup, presented by Shimano, season opener in Pietermaritzburg saw Jordan Sarrou and Jenny Rissveds overcame not only their fellow competitors but the hot and dusty conditions of Cascades MTB Park as well en route to their respective victories.


 The KZN Cycling Academy, based in Lahee Park Pinetown, hosts a 4 km cross country course where we cater for all category riders from beginner to advanced.

Our aim is to develop skills training on the MTB course and teach young and old riders bike safety and road safety, ensuring safe cycling all round. Transformation & development a key part of the academy.


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KZN Mountain Bike Commission
111 Gilbert Road, Bisley, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
T 082 896 6864

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