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SUBARU CAPE TOWN / NOVUS HOLDINGS 2015 WESTERN CAPE MTB XCO CHAMPIONSHIPS

WP XCO Champs Poster

Leading up to the Western Cape MTB XCO Championships, below you will find additional information about the venue and track for the upcoming races.

VENUE 

A sincere thank you to Dr. Corrie Muller and Hanno Lategan who were the inspiration behind the track at Stellenbosch University. In addition I would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Ilhaam Groenewald [Chief Director:Sport], Ms. Cindy van der Merwe [Maties Sport: Events Co-Ordinator], Mrs. Kim Coetzee [Maties Sport] and Ms. Candice Appollis [Sport Manager] at Stellenbosch University for making this possible.

It would be amiss to also not thank the administration, marketing and communication teams from Novus Holdings for their contribution and without whom this event would not have been possible.

TRACK

The track that you will be riding during the championships is in its first stage of evolution. It is the same track that will be used for both the South African University Games and South African MTB National Championships.

After the completion of the Western Cape Championships, the second phase of the evolution will commence, adding more purpose built single track and technical sections for the South African Championships.  Thank you to the University of Stellenbosch who has completely financed this track and to Bennett Nel and his team who have worked tirelessly to get this track into a position of readiness for tomorrow.   The track itself has 210m of climbing and measures 5.3km’s.  The features are steady changing climbs with rewarding down-hills.  Spectator points will be indicated on the track.

All those participating, we wish you the best of luck!! To those who are not participating, please join in on the atmosphere and fun in the spectators area.

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SUBARU CAPE TOWN / NOVUS HOLDINGS 2015 WESTERN CAPE MTB XCO CHAMPIONSHIPS

1.     Venue

  • Please do not ride on the soccer field at the University of Stellenbosch.
  • From tomorrow this area will be cordoned off.
  • Please follow the signs for parking, registration, restrooms and walkways and respect the University property.
  • The relationship with the University of Stellenbosch is a long term one with the track being used for the SA University Games and the SA Championships as well.

2.     Race Commissaire

  • Sharon Ruddock will be operating as Race Commissaire with the help of assistants.
  • Complaints have been registered this season alleging unprofessional behaviour and transgression of rules.
  • All complaints must be served to Sharon in writing within 15 minutes of the completion of the race in question supported by a lodging fee of R 200.
  • Sharon can be found at the finish area under the timing gazebos.
  • Special attention will be given to behaviour in the feeding/tech zones, start areas and non-riders presence on the track.
  • Please consult the CSA Rules & Regulations for MTB on www.cyclingsa.com
  • Any additions Sharon and her assistants can be approached on Saturday.

3.     Marshalls

  •  Apart from the usual parents who assist, additional marshals are being employed forSaturday.

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2015 WESTERN CAPE MTB XCO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date:                     23 May 2015 Venue:                  Stellenbosch University, Coetzenburg, Soccer B-field

We are exceptionally grateful to Stellenbosch University for supplying the venue and allowing for the development of the track.

PARKING

Please follow the parking boards on Coetzenburg Road on both Friday and Saturday.
Only park in the demarcated MTB bays (Outside the PSO clubhouse)

REGISTRATION

PSO Clubhouse [Please follow signs from parking to registration in the clubhouse]

Friday, 22 May:                13h00 to 17h30
Saturday, 23 May:            07h30 to 08h30 (R50 late entry fee)

NO LATE REGISTRATION

OFFICIAL PRACTICE

Friday, 22 May:                 13h00 to 17h30
Saturday, 23 May:             07h30 to 08h30

All riders must register and display their bike boards at practice.  Riders found on the track after 08h30 on Saturday morning will be disqualified.

PRIZE MONEY 

Prize money will be awarded to the winning riders – click here to view the prize allocations.

ENTRIES

ONLINE ENTRIES

Online entries are available on www.wpmtb.co.za. Online entries will close on Wednesday, 20 May at 23h00.

MANUAL ENTRIES

Manual entries will be available during the registration process during both Friday and Saturday.

ENTRY FEES

Nippers & Sprogs:              R200
All other categories:            R300

CSA licenses/membership must be show during registration. Temporary licenses are available at R35.  Riders without CSA membership or licenses will not qualify for Western Cape Colours.

RACE SCHEDULE

Click here to view the race schedule for the WC MTB XCO Championships.

BIKE BOARDS

Please remember that the Western Province Cup Series Bike Boards have been retired. New bike boards will be available at registration for the championships.

WP AND WC COLOURS:

WESTERN PROVINCE COLOURS (REGIONAL COLOURS)

The Western Province Region is made up of Cape Metropole, Winelands and Overberg. The first point of qualifying for regional colours is the Western Province XCO Cup Series. If you have not managed to qualify through this series, you may qualify for regional colours through coming first or second at the Western Cape Championships if the race has at least three finishers in that category.

WESTERN CAPE COLOURS (PROVINCIAL COLOURS)

This race presents the first opportunity to earn provincial colours. The Western Cape is made up of Western Province and Eden. Eden in turn comprises of the Central Karoo and Eden regions. Western Cape Colours can be earned by finishing in the top three in a category with more than five finishers.  With fewer than five finishers, only the first place will qualify.

PARAMEDICS

Paramedic services will be provided by Blue Star Medical Management. They will be on-site fromFriday, 22 May (13h00 to 17h30) and Saturday, 23 May (07h00 to 15h00)

PHOTOGRAPHER

The official photographer for the Western Cape Championships is Wilhelm Sieberhagen.  A selection of thumbnails of the images will be uploaded on our website after the event and the high resolution images will be available for purchasing at:  http://www.picsiebphotography.com/

MC & SOUND

Paul Valstar and Sipho Mona-Lekoma will be running the commentary at this event, entertaining the spectators and encouraging the riders.  Sound will be provided by Jonathan Hibbins from Boundless Sound.

SPONSORS

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their support:
Subaru Cape Town, Novus Holdings, Sappi, Mondi, PWC and DCP

TELEVISION COVERAGE

The Western Cape Championships will be televised during the National Championships programme.

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WP XCO Champs 2015 : Schedule of events

wp champs race program

2015 WESTERN CAPE MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS

VENUES & DATES

Western Cape XCO Championships, 23 May 2015 at Coetzenburg, University of Stellenbosch.
Western Cape DHI Championships, 31 May 2015 at Cascades Country Manor,Waterval Road, Nederburg, Paarl, South Africa.

XCO ENTRY FEES

Entry fees are as follows:

Nippers & Sprogs                            R200
All other categories                       R300

Online entries will be available on www.wpmtb.co.za from Thursday, 14 May 2015.

Online entries will close Wednesday, 20 May 2015 at 23h00.

Manual entries will be available on Friday, 22 May 2015 during registration.

BIKE BOARDS

New bike boards will be used for both the XCO and DHI events of the Western Cape Championships. The Western Province MTB Series boards can be disposed.

PRIZE MONEY

Prize money will be awarded to all race categories.

ELIGIBILITY

All riders who reside in the Western Cape are allowed to participate. Achieving regional colours is not a qualification criteria for both the XCO and DHI disciplines of the Western Cape Championships.

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Nissan Trailseeker Results

Just in case you wanted to review your results, they are up over at saseeding.co.za.

Photos should www.trailseekerseries.co.za/gallery/photos soon.

NISSAN TRAILSEEKERSERIES – HELDERBERG

Unfortunately it would seem that certain trail markers were removed prior to the Nissan Trailseeker Series race held in Somerset West this past weekend.

Advendurance, organisers of the Nissan Trailseeker Series, could have not have been more apologetic.

They have assured us that the next event in Grabouw on 27 June will be up to their normal high standards. Standards that many of us have experienced and enjoyed.

In addition all those who rode the 70km in Somerset West will be given a free entry into Grabouw.

Due to this, no results could be issued for the 70km race. Prize giving was, however, held for the 10km, 20km and 40km races. (Please be aware that, in the Nissan Trailseeker Series, prizes are awarded overall for each race but also each age category recognised within the race distance).

In conjunction with Advendurance, it has been agreed that the following will apply to the Western Province Marathon Series:

1. For under 10, under 12 and under 14, the results are valid and therefore the best three (3) results of the four (4) race series will still determine regional colours;

2. The results for girls under 16 and under 18 are valid and therefore the best three (3) results of the four (4) race series will still determine regional colours;

3. The results for boys under 16 and under 18 remain somewhat contentious, even though a prize giving was held. This is due to the fact that some individuals raced a shorter distance, while other individuals raced a much longer distance. In truth, almost everyone rode the incorrect route. Due to this, for boys under 16 and under 18, regional colours will be determined by using the best two (2) results of the four (4) race series;

4. In all other categories regional colours will be based on the best two (2) results of the four (4) race series.

If there are any specific queries as to the race itself, please direct these to the organisers of the Nissan Trailseeker Series, Advendurance, on www.advendurance.com.