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Month: June 2015

SUBARU CAPE TOWN / NOVUS HOLDINGS PRESENTS THE STIHL SA NATIONAL MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES
XCO:      SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015
DHI:       SUNDAY, 19 JULY 2015

VENUE
XCO:      UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH, COETZENBURG SPORTS PRECINT, SOCCER B-FIELD
DHI:       JONKERSHOEK

PARKING
Parking for XCO will be at the official parking area for the Coetzenburg athletics track, which is the official parking for hockey and netball.  Security will be provided. Parking for DHI is still to be announced.

REGISTRATION
XCO
Registration is at the Netball Clubhouse of the University of Stellenbosch from 09h00 to 16h00on Friday, 17 July 2015. There is no registration on Saturday, 18 July, with number board collection only being permitted from 06h30 to 07h00.

DHI
Registration is at the Netball Clubhouse of the University of Stellenbosch from 09h00 to 16h00on Friday, 17 July and 09h00 to 12h00 on Saturday, 18 July.

OFFICIAL PRACTICE
XCO
Official practice is from 10h00 to 16h00 on Friday, 17 July 2015

DHI
Official practice is from 10h00 to 16h00 on Friday, 17 July 2015 and 10h00 to 16h00 onSaturday, 18 July 2015.

OFFICIAL PROGRAMME
Please click here for the official programme.

The DHI programme will made available at a later stage.

ENTRIES
Online entries for both XCO and DHI are available on www.cyclingsa.com.
Late entries will be available for both XCO and DHI on Friday, 17 July 2015 from 09h00 to 16h00. This will carry an additional R50 fee. Late entries are also available for DHI from 09h00 to 12h00 on Saturday, 18 July – also at an additional R50 fee.

Please click here to download the manual entry forms.

SPONSORS
The local organising committee is the Western Province Mountain Bike Commission (WPMTBC). Sponsors raised by the WPMTBC for the event are as follows:

Title Sponsors:
Novus Holdings
Subaru Cape Town

Primary Sponsor:
Sappi

Secondary Sponsors:
Mondi
PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
DCP (Durbanville Commercial Printers)

 

 

Coeztenburg Course – what to expect at SA XCO Nationals next month

 

Work on the Coetzenburg course has been progressing rapidly over the last few weeks. I was up there last weekend to test some of the new features. The new rock garden is challenging but was closed to riding and is (as per the committee meeting on Monday) still incomplete with some of the gap jumps not safe to ride. The tape has been removed but I will still ride it with a healthy dose of caution.

We are aiming to bring the course more in line with international standards and course length will most likely be around 4.5km instead of the current 5 plus km’s. The pump track / BMX section rides well although the first few jumps may require some work to enhance flow and ride-ability particularly for the less skilled / younger riders.

We will also be working on some of the bridges and may even remove one or two for safety of all our riders.

If you haven’t been out to the course yet, I would suggest that you give it a whirl soon. Some sections may be closed as work is ongoing (please respect any demarcated areas – Thanks). This is certainly the face of things to come.

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Rock garden…

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Looking up the pump track section

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Looking down pump track towards sports fields

WC MTB XCO Champs: More photos

It seems that I missed a beat. Ewald Sadies photos of the event were forgotten in the aftermath of the event. Sorry Ewald. Follow this link to his site. His photo’s are fantastic.

SUBARU CAPE TOWN – NOVUS HOLDINGS 2015 WC MTB XCO CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS & IMAGES

The Subaru Cape Town/Novus Holdings 2015 WC MTB XCO Championships took place over the weekend at the Coetzenburg Race track in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 23 May 2015. Despite the wet weather, the event was a great success with a positive turnout and results.

We would like to thank Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Municipality and the South African Police Services for making WC MTB XCO Championships possible.

The official photographer for the Western Cape  MTB XCO Championships was Wilhelm Sieberhagen.  A selection of thumbnails of the images will be uploaded on his website. The high resolution images will be available for purchasing.

To view the results and images, please click on the respective link below:

WC MTB XCO Championships – Results
WC MTB XCO Championships – Images  

The Western Cape MTB DHI Championships will be held  this upcoming weekend, 31 May 2015 in Paarl.

If you have any queries, please contact Riaan Du Preez on +27 82 777 3605 orcsisoltions@gmail.com.