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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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PROVINCIAL XCO SERIES: INFO SHEET Event 2, St Ives (opposite Piggly Wiggly on the R103) Saturday 8th April.

DESCRIPTION: XCO = Cross-Country Olympic

8 April – St Ives, Dargle
3 June – Cascades, Pietermaritzburg
25 June – Aloe Trails, Lion Park (Provincial Championships)
INTRODUCTION: St Ives St Ives is situated off the R103, 10km from Howick, 7km from Midmar Dam, 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and one hour from Durban. The course will be much the same as the one used in 2016 and will incorporate all the vital elements of a top class cross-country track.


Upcoming Events


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

15 March : Marriot Summer Series #4

18 March : Safire Berg100

22 March : Marriot Summer Series #5

26 March : KZN MTB Prov Enduro/DHi Series #2

26 March : Sugar Rush Classic

1-2 April : Marriott Freedom Race

8 April : KZN MTB Prov XCO Series #2

8 April : Royal Drak MTB Challenge



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
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