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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

Electrifying display for Provincial DHI Series Finale

The forests of Karkloof put on a spectacular display for the third and final round of the 2016 KZNMTB Provincial Downhill Series – presented by Greg Minnaar Cycles on Sunday 22 May. As another remarkable series drew to a close, the KwaZulu-Natal sun began to set behind the podiums of the fastest overall man and woman on riders of the day, Jonathan Philogene and Sabine Thies.

The weather could not have been more welcoming of a Provincial Downhill Cup, which also doubled this weekend as the fourth round of the 2016 SA DHI Cup Series, with valuable national points on offer.

The Elite and overall Men’s winner, was 2Bros Racing’s Jonathan Philogene. The 19-year-old was ecstatic to take the title, as well as managing to pulling off two “clean” runs, which he feels is not very often the case. “The race went well, the regional and national result meant a lot to me, I needed to do well at this round to meet the criteria for world champs selection, which is my ultimate goal for the year. So finishing first really did mean a lot to me,” he said. Philogene was able to share the excitement with 17-year-old brother, Christopher, after he took the Junior Men’s title on the day.

 

Upcoming Events 

MAY

28 May : Umko Challenge

JUNE

3-5 June : Sappi Karkloof Fastival

11-12 June : Dusi2C

12 June : Saffire Baynesfield Classic

12 June : Empangeni Bolt Centre Leopard Chase

16 June : Jnr Eliminator Series

18 June : SA Cup Series XCO #5 (Bloem)

19 June : Compendium Berg Wheelers MTB 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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