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

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

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

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

DHI
Registration is at the Netball Clubhouse of the University of Stellenbosch from 09h00 to 16h00 onFriday, 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 on Saturday, 18 July 2015.

OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

Please click here to access the official XCO race schedule.

ENTRIES
Online entries for both XCO and DHI are now closed.
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 form.

VIP PARKING
Demarcated, security patrolled parking for VIP guests will be available behind the athletics track (before swimming pool). Parking discs will be distributed to relevant parties to be presented to security at the entrance.

PARKING
Parking as indicated on the site map is the only designated parking for the event. Please do not use any other parking as security is only provided for this parking area.

PROFESSIONAL TEAM GAZEBOS
UCI registered professional teams will be allocated space for gazebos in the Vendor area. This will be available from Friday. No other gazebos will be allowed in this area and no gazebos other than sponsors’ gazebos will be allowed on the track.

TRACK

Please click here to view the track map:

The red route is for Sprogs and Nippers. The yellow route is for all other categories.
The gap jump below the Novus Holdings Rock Garden will be open to UCI Categories only.

The gap jump at the Novus Holdings Rock Garden, the A-line descent into the river valley and the A-line descent to the Tree Drop will all be closed in the advent of heavy rain.

The Nippers and Sprogs will not be riding the Novus Holdings Rock Garden. They will circumvent the rock garden and at the base of the rock garden, have the choice of either riding the two small rock descents or bypassing the rock descents through the tree line on the left.

VENDORS
Confirmed and approved vendors at the event are:

  • Hippo’s Diner Food Truck
  • Chipstix
  • Spur (Arizona)

MECHANICAL SERVICES
Mechanical services will be provided by BMT. The BMT facilities will be situated at the Vendor and Professional Team area.

SUBARU CAPE TOWN BIKE WASH
A bike wash is available on Saturday. A tag will be issued to each participant for the bike wash at registration.
Please click here to view a map to the provided bike wash.

RADIOLOGY SERVICES
Radiology services are available at the Coetzenburg Imaging Unit which is located in Coetzenburg Street (opposite the Jannie Marais House), 200m from the XCO Track. This is not a sponsored service. Please ensure you have your medical aid cards. It is also not linked to the emergency services on site.

LUCKY DRAWS
Lucky draws will be held during the designated medal ceremonies.  Each medal winner will qualify for the lucky draw.  There will be one lucky draw prize to a minimum value of R2500 per category.

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Coetzenberg SA Nationals XCO Course layout

Hi all; Hot off the press from Bryan Strauss is the provisional layout for the Nationals on 18 July 2015.

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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