Greytown MTB Club news

2017-02-15 06:02

THE Greytown MTB Club’s annual general meeting will be held on 23 February at the Beehive at 5.30pm and all members and interested bikers are encouraged to attend.

This club has been in existence since approximately 1987, starting off with a few keen riders such as Derrick Balfour and Peter Cope. These two gentleman were probably the founder members of MTB club, which is still going strong today.

From small beginnings, the club has grown in numbers over the years, with the current membership of about 52. Over the years, the MTB Club has worked towards becoming a more family orientated environment by offering a discounted rate to families who join the club and by holding an annual family fun day.
Annual membership is R220 per family and R160 per individual.
The club also organises social training rides every Thursday at 5pm (weather permitting) from different venues in and around Greytown, as well as an annual trophy presentation where various cyclists are rewarded with a voucher.

Some of the winning categories include senior men’s cyclist, senior ladies cyclist, most improved cyclist and the “Buckled Rim” award. The main aim of the club is to motivate riders to better their existing skills and to encourage families to spend an enjoyable day together in the outdoors - children of all ages are allowed to participate.
The club’s biggest fund-raiser is the hosting of the popular annual Greytown MTB Classic, which caters for cyclists of all ages and skill levels - 50km, 25km, 10km and three kilometre is on offer, combined with an 18km, 10km and five-kilometre trail run.

This year’s MTB Classic will take place on 13 and 14 May at the Beehive. All funds raised by our MTB Classic is donated to various beneficiaries from the Greytown community, such as St David’s, Wembley College, Hermannsburg School, Greytown Children’s Home, Kammaland, Arcadia and the SPCA.

Living in Greytown, we as a community are blessed with some of the best MTB tracks and trail run tracks in KZN, if not South Africa. Being part of the club enables you to cycle these tracks within the safety of the club and necessary permission from various land owners.

Please come along to the annual general meeting at the Beehive on 23 February.

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