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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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Slick and super racing for Downhill Champs

Although strong morning winds made for alternate finish section arrangements, the short but exhilarating course kept spectators glued to their seats for the 2017 KZNMTB Provincial Downhill Championships at Cascades MTB Park on Sunday 2 July. Among the brilliant names of champions crowned was Elite Men’s Champ and fastest man down on the day, Christopher Philogene. Sabine “Beanie” Thies claimed the prize for the fastest Overall Women’s category, first Youth Woman, and third Youth overall.

Originally planned to finish on two tabletops in the Cascades forest, the tables were removed from the route because of the strong winds. Riders had to ride around this section to the end, which required a fast and hard peddle sprint.

The Championships consisted of two runs - the best of both then counted towards the final result. Results were often very close between the first and second runs, proving the consistency of many of these riders.


Upcoming Events


15/16 July : Gooderson Drak Gardens MTB & Trail Running Challenge

16 July : Kwambo Lion (Bell Big 5 #3)

16 July : Creighton Aloe Festival MTB

22/23 July : XCO/DHi National Champs (Mankele)

23 July : Toti MTB Challenge

29 July : iMfolozi MTB Challenge

29 July : Giba Gravity Enduro

30 July : Howick Highlander

30 July : KZN School Spur MTB League #1 - Kearsney College

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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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