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2015-06-16 06:01


Mountain bike riders set off in one of the Western Cape Spur Schools MTB League events last year. The League is back on, with the new season kicking off in Durbanville on Saturday.

Mountain bike riders set off in one of the Western Cape Spur Schools MTB League events last year. The League is back on, with the new season kicking off in Durbanville on Saturday.

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Mountain bikers who are still at school can start cleaning their bikes for the national Spur Schools MTB League which is in full swing around the country. The Western Cape leg kicks off at Meerendal Wine Estate outside Durbanville on Saturday.

Early indications are that the league will quickly reach its target of 10 000 entries for the new season. With four qualifying events on the calendar for local riders, mountain bike enthusiasts will be kicking hard in an effort to make it to the finals in October.

League coordinator Meurant Botha, of Amarider, says in a statement that the league has surpassed expectations in terms of growth, footprint and level of riding since it was launched in 2009.

“We’re delighted with the strong contingent of primary schools competing in the league, as well as the increasing number of female cyclists taking to the track,” Botha says.

In order to make the league more accessible, the high school events have been moved to later time slots, allowing for those that participate in mainstream school sports to fulfil their school commitments. Registration for these categories are open until 14:00.

Online entry forms are downloadable from www.spur­mtb­league.­co.za and can be faxed to 086 547 7886, emailed to michelle@­ama­rider.co.za or handed in at registration on race day from 08:30. Entries cost R50 for primary school and R60 for high school categories.

Categories/Start time

. Registration opens at 08:30 and course practice commences

. Sub-nippers (7-8) 09:30; Nipper Boys (9-10) 10:00; Nipper Girls (9-10) 10:05;

. Sprog Boys (11–12) 10:30: Sprog Girls (11 –12) 10:35;

. Sub-junior Boys (13) 11:00; Sub-junior Girls (13) 11:05; Sub-junior Boys (14) 12:15;

. Youth Men B (16) 12:45; Youth Men A (15) 13:20; Girls (14-18) 14:00 and Junior Men (17-18) 14:45.

The next events in the Western Cape will take place at Southys Wines in Somerset West on 25 July, Montana High School in Worcester on 29 August and at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch on 12 September.V

For more information follow @SpurMTBleague on Twitter, visit SpurSchoolsLeague on Facebook or visit www.spurmtbleague.co.za.

Mountain bikers who are still at school can start cleaning their bikes for the national Spur Schools MTB League which is in full swing around the country. The Western Cape leg kicks off at Meerendal Wine Estate outside Durbanville on Saturday.

Early indications are that the league will quickly reach its target of 10 000 entries for the new season. With four qualifying events on the calendar for local riders, mountain bike enthusiasts will be kicking hard in an effort to make it to the finals in October.

League coordinator Meurant Botha, of Amarider, says in a statement that the league has surpassed expectations in terms of growth, footprint and level of riding since it was launched in 2009.

“We’re delighted with the strong contingent of primary schools competing in the league, as well as the increasing number of female cyclists taking to the track,” Botha says.

In order to make the league more accessible, the high school events have been moved to later time slots, allowing for those that participate in mainstream school sports to fulfil their school commitments. Registration for these categories are open until 14:00.

Online entry forms are downloadable from www.spur­mtb­league.­co.za and can be faxed to 086 547 7886, emailed to michelle@­ama­rider.co.za or handed in at registration on race day from 08:30. Entries cost R50 for primary school and R60 for high school categories.

Categories/Start time

. Registration opens at 08:30 and course practice commences

. Sub-nippers (7-8) 09:30; Nipper Boys (9-10) 10:00; Nipper Girls (9-10) 10:05;

. Sprog Boys (11–12) 10:30: Sprog Girls (11 –12) 10:35;

. Sub-junior Boys (13) 11:00; Sub-junior Girls (13) 11:05; Sub-junior Boys (14) 12:15;

. Youth Men B (16) 12:45; Youth Men A (15) 13:20; Girls (14-18) 14:00 and Junior Men (17-18) 14:45.

The next events in the Western Cape will take place at Southys Wines in Somerset West on 25 July, Montana High School in Worcester on 29 August and at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch on 12 September.V

For more information follow @SpurMTBleague on Twitter, visit SpurSchoolsLeague on Facebook or visit www.spurmtbleague.co.za.

Mountain bikers who are still at school can start cleaning their bikes for the national Spur Schools MTB League which is in full swing around the country. The Western Cape leg kicks off at Meerendal Wine Estate outside Durbanville on Saturday.

Early indications are that the league will quickly reach its target of 10 000 entries for the new season. With four qualifying events on the calendar for local riders, mountain bike enthusiasts will be kicking hard in an effort to make it to the finals in October.

League coordinator Meurant Botha, of Amarider, says in a statement that the league has surpassed expectations in terms of growth, footprint and level of riding since it was launched in 2009.

“We’re delighted with the strong contingent of primary schools competing in the league, as well as the increasing number of female cyclists taking to the track,” Botha says.

In order to make the league more accessible, the high school events have been moved to later time slots, allowing for those that participate in mainstream school sports to fulfil their school commitments. Registration for these categories are open until 14:00.

Online entry forms are downloadable from www.spur­mtb­league.­co.za and can be faxed to 086 547 7886, emailed to michelle@­ama­rider.co.za or handed in at registration on race day from 08:30. Entries cost R50 for primary school and R60 for high school categories.

Categories/Start time

. Registration opens at 08:30 and course practice commences

. Sub-nippers (7-8) 09:30; Nipper Boys (9-10) 10:00; Nipper Girls (9-10) 10:05;

. Sprog Boys (11–12) 10:30: Sprog Girls (11 –12) 10:35;

. Sub-junior Boys (13) 11:00; Sub-junior Girls (13) 11:05; Sub-junior Boys (14) 12:15;

. Youth Men B (16) 12:45; Youth Men A (15) 13:20; Girls (14-18) 14:00 and Junior Men (17-18) 14:45.

The next events in the Western Cape will take place at Southys Wines in Somerset West on 25 July, Montana High School in Worcester on 29 August and at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch on 12 September.V

For more information follow @SpurMTBleague on Twitter, visit SpurSchoolsLeague on Facebook or visit www.spurmtbleague.co.za

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