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Subaru Cape Town & WPMTB presents the Stihl SA XCO#2 at Helderberg Farm: Venue and Course Map

Hey all;

Here is the venue map and course for Saturday’s racing. Registration and practice are open on Friday until 16h00 and the racing starts with Nippers and Sprogs from 8am on Saturday. Good luck and safe riding to you all.

Saturdays racing also incorporates the WCMTB XCO#3 for all Western Cape riders to accumulate points.

Venue Map - Helderberg Farm - 27 Feb 16Route Map - Helderberg Farm - 27 Feb 16

Subaru Cape Town WCMTB XCO#2 : A brief photo gallery

Well done to you all. Anyone who participated in one form or another was a winner. I look forward to the SA Nationals / WC MTB XCO this weekend. I have found my favourite spot or two and will stick to those. Sadly every time Jolande Neff came by I developed some wobble of sorts. Gratefully Tania Horsford did not.

Subaru Cape Town presents the Stihl SA MTB XCO: Program of Events

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Hi all;

Please find attached the program of events for the National taking place this weekend at Helderberg Farm on the 27th February 2016.

SA XCO 2-2016 Program V01


WPMTB Committee


We are very excited to host the Stihl 2016 SA Cup Series XCO #2 race at Helderberg Farm on the 27th of February 2016. We are combining this event with the WC XCO #3 Cup Race and all our Western Cape riders need to enter through the Cycling SA website: https://entries.cyclingsa.com/.

We are acutely aware that the entry fee is much more than the usual WC race entry fee – this is due to an extra day at the track on Friday with official practice and registration as well as additional infrastructure needed for a national race with UCI status. Please note that registration and late entries will be from 9:00 to 16:00 on Friday, 26 February 2016. The course will be open for practice from 10:00 to 16:00 on Friday only. On Saturday, 27 February 2016, there will only be number pick-up from 6:30 – 7:00. There will be no course practice. The first race starts at 8:00

The Western Province Mountain Bike Commission consists of 12 committee members. The Commission is not an events company and do not host the cup series for profit. The committee members are mostly parents of XCO and DHI riders that dedicate their “free time” to the XCO and DHI disciplines of Mountain Biking. We appeal to all the parents to get involved in hosting the provincial races. No, you don’t have to attend all our committee meetings but we do need you to assist us at the races to make it happen and run smoothly. We don’t have the budget to hire staff and the workload is not sustainable to be done by the committee alone. We are in dire need of parents to volunteer for Saturday’s SA Series Race #2/WC XCO #3 Race.

Please contact the following committee members to volunteer:

Registration Volunteers: Contact Adelle at info@wpmtb.co.za

Marshal Volunteers: Contact Allan at allan@dcprinters.co.za

The WPMTBC committee members are:

Adele de Villiers info@wpmtb.co.za Registration, Administration, Database and Marketing
Allan Beverley Marshalls, Medics and Marketing
Bryan Strauss Tracks (XCO), Sponsorship and XCO Track Approval
Chris Marx Secretary, Administration and Database
Dawie Adlem Facebook Page
Douglas Penfold Tracks (XCO, Track Operations and Marketing
Pieter du Toit Downhill Representative
Riaan du Preez Downhill Representative and DHI Track Approval
Shane Wilson Website
Shani Morton Chairperson
Stephen van der Walt Sponsorship, Colours and CSA Interface
Warren Morton Treasurer

We would like to thank all the volunteers that assisted us to host the WC XCO #1 at Rhebokskloof and the XCO #2 at Helderberg Farm. A special mention goes to our photographers that volunteer their time and expertise to take great pictures of all our fantastic riders. (Brakkies Sport Fotos, Tania Horsford, Janine Coleske, Ewald Sadie). The photographer at the SA Cup race will be Chris Hitchcock.

Thank you also to our sponsors that enable us to host the races: Subaru Cape Town, Durbanville Commercial Printers (DCP), Giant and WC Cycling. And a very big thanks to the riders and their families and friends that support the WC XCO Cup Series and the WC DHI Cup Series.

The remaining two races of the WC XCO Cup Series are:

  • 27 February – Helderberg Farm – Somerset West
  • 12 March – Picardie Guest Farm – Paarl

The remaining three races of the WC DHI Cup Series are:

  • 28 February – Helderberg Farm – Somerset West
  • 10 April – Cascade Country Manor – Paarl
  • 1 May – Cascade Country Manor – Paarl

The best 3 results out of the 4 cup races will count towards your final position on the log to qualify for provincial colours.

Best of luck to all our WC riders for the rest of the XCO and DHI series.


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Subaru Cape Town WCMTB XCO#2: Results

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In case you missed the Facebook post this morning. The results are up over at Great Time.

Thanks to one and all for attending. It turned out to be a wonderful day for all the family. Thanks to our MTBers and their families and friends for making this a particularly awesome event.

To my fellow committee members and volunteers, well done on an exceptional event. Looking forward to another great day out at SA Nationals next weekend.

To the international stars that joined us yesterday, you’re just fantastic. And for all those that managed to squeeze in a “selfie” with Joland Neff – I just want to say that I am jealous.

An lastly to our sponsors – especially Tienie and Subaru Cape Town – Thanks. It was wonderful having you there, we look forward to our continued association in future. To our other die-hard sponsors too. Thanks.

If you wish to participate next week then please enter on the Cycling South Africa’s website. We will not be accepting entries via any other channel. And here is the link to the event on CSA.


WCMTB DHI Entry form

Oh dear. Seems like we missed a trick here.

The Downhill entry form for Saturday / Sundays event at Helderberg can be found here.


Subaru Cape Town presents the WCMTB XCO#2 at Helderberg Farm and here is the race program

XCO 2 Programme smaller

Subaru Cape Town WCMTB XCO #2: Entries and Map to Helderberg Farm

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Hey all, pre-entries are now closed. Your last chance to enter is tomorrow at registration and practise to be held at the Venue. A late entry fee will be charged over and above the entry.

Helderberg Farm is just off the R44 about 4.5km from the traffic lights at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West (see the map below).

Helderberg Farm

Subaru Cape Town WCMTB XCO#1: Some Photo’s Sub Juniors, Vets and Sub Vets

Subaru Cape Town presents WCMTB XCO #1: Results and Photos (Updated with more)

Results for both XCO #1 and DHI are up over at Great Time.

Some photos are already up on Ewald Sadies site, here at Brakkies Sport Photos as well as Pace Action Photography and if thats not enough yet a few more over at Tania Horsfords page.

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