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Subaru Cape Town presents the WCMTB XCO #4 at Picardie Guest Farm, Paarl

Hey all, here is the schedule of events for the final Cup race at Picardie Guest Farm in Paarl on the 12th March 2016.

Programme - WC MTB XCO #4 12 Mar 16 Picardie

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 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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The Western Province Mountain Bike Commission (WPMTBC) is pleased to announce that our 2016 XCO and DHI Cup Series names’ have changed to:

Subaru Cape Town WC XCO MTB Cup Series 2016


Subaru Cape Town WC DHI MTB Cup Series 2016

It is no longer the WP MTB Cup Series. This means that ALL Western Cape (WC) riders will be eligible to race in the cup series and accumulate point towards achieving Western Cape Colours for XCO and DHI. The Western Cape Champs will form part of the criteria to achieve Western Cape colours.

All riders from the Western Province, Winelands, Eden, West Coast, Overberg and Central Karoo are welcome. We look forward to welcoming you at the first WC XCO MTB Cup race on 13 February 2016 at Rhebokskloof in Paarl, Windmeul and the first WC DHI MTB Cup Race on 14 February 2016 at Helderberg Farm in Somerset West.

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Subaru Cape Town presents WP XCO#1: Entry Form and other important information

Hey all

I have attached the entry form for the WP XCO #1 at Rhebokskloof on the 13th Feb 2016. It is a little old school as we are still investigating other entry portals given last years version barely scraped by.

  • Complete the form on Excel, Save using your name and surname as the File Name and then please Email it back to info@wpmtb.co.za
  • Complete all the cells outlined in red.
  • Pay by eft and email proof of payment to info@wpmtb.co.za – please use you name and surname as reference
  • At registration, you must sign the indemnity and waiver before collecting your race number
  • Early entries to be submitted and EFT’s done by the end of 9th Feb.  
  •  Late entries can only be done at registration at an additional cost of R50 for nippers and sprogs and R75 extra for all other categories.

Entry Form XCO 1

WP Downhill (DHI) Calendar for 2016

For all the downhill nuts…and other interesting people…

WP DHI Calender

Western Cape Marathon Championships/ Western Cape Marathon Colours.

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There has been a proliferation of queries regarding Western Cape Colours associated with 7Weekspoort. By way of definition, mountain biking in the Western Cape is divided into three clear regions.  The three regions are as follows:

  1. West Coast
  2. Eden (comprises of Eden itself and the Central Karoo)
  3. Western Province (comprises of the Cape Metropole, Winelands and Overberg)

The 7Weekspoort mountain bike challenge doubles as the Western Cape Mountain Biking Marathon Championships. It should be noted that Provincial Colours can only be attained once an individual has received Regional Colours. Each of the three regions should organise their own regional marathon mountain biking series or championships.

In the Western Province the Nissan Trailseeker Series serves as the Western Province Mountain Bike Series. This transpires over four events of which the best three results will count for an individual. Based on this, individuals in the Western Province will attain Western Province Colours. In the same manner West Coast and Eden have to go through the same process.  Once the mountain bike commissions in the West Coast, Eden and Western Province have submitted the names for regional colours, Western Cape Provincial Colours will be determined.

This means that, if an individual has received his regional colours and has come in the top three of his/her category at 7Weekspoort they will receive Western Cape Colours. The Western Province Series concludes with the fourth round of the Nissan Trailseeker Series at Meerendal on 14 November. It will therefore only be possible to determine Western Cape Mountain Biking Marathon Colours after the conclusion of this event in order that the Western Province Mountain Bike Commission submits their regional colours first. This means that, in the interim, no colours are awarded for the 7Weekspoort Mountain Bike Challenge/Western Cape Mountain Biking Marathon Championships. This is the reason why only medals were awarded and not certificates on the day of the Championships.

For more information on these events, please visitwww.trailseekerseries.co.za or www.7weekspoortmtb.co.za.

Please visit www.wpmtb.co.za for more information.


The Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Western Province and Western Cape Colours Ceremony which was to be held on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at the Western Province Cricket Club, has been changed to Thursday, 15 October 2015.

New date:       Thursday, 15 October 2015
Venue:            Rondebosch Bowling Club
GPS Co-ordinates: -33.973385, 18.483176
(Next to Western Province Cricket Club)
Time:              17h15 for 17h30

As a reminder, the AGM will be the forum in which the office bearers for the Western Province Mountain Bike Commission will be appointed for the following year.  Nominations for the positions of office bearers should be submitted in writing to Shani Morton (shani.morton6@gmail.com) no later than seven days before the AGM.  Nominations must make provision for a proposer and countersigned by a nominee.

It is important to note that all office bearers need to be re-elected at the AGM.  Current office bearers who wish to stay on and serve the commission will have to make themselves available for re-election.  Voting for office bearers will take place at the AGM.

It is important that all persons attend both the AGM and the Colours Ceremony.

Any queries please contact WPMTBC@novus.holdings or visit www.wpmtb.co.za.


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


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.

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 is from 10h00 to 16h00 on Friday, 17 July 2015.

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


Please click here to access the official XCO race schedule.

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.

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 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.

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.


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.

Confirmed and approved vendors at the event are:

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

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

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 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 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.




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.


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.


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.

This series is brought to you by the WP MTB Commission in partnership with:
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