Fulton to host young MTB riders

2014-09-18 00:00

A BIG field of keen MTB riders is expected to compete in the final of the KwaZulu-Natal Spur School Mountain Bike series presented at the Fulton School for the Deaf in Hillcrest on Saturday.

According to KZN league co-ordinator Ewan Cochran, the local high school series in particular has grown significantly since the series launched in 2009.

Although Fulton has been running a road cycling programme for pupils competing in triathlons, the decision was made this year to expand and build a mountain bike track on the school grounds in order to provide a safe environment for both primary and high school pupils.

Some of schools that will be competing on Saturday include Martizburg College, Northwood Boys in Durban North, Thomas More in Kloof and Hillcrest High.

Registration takes place from 12 pm and racing starts at 1 pm for primary school riders, followed by the prize giving at 3 pm before the seniors take to the track at 3.30 pm. Riders are welcome to test the course during the course practice from 11 am to 12.45 pm. The cost is R60 per rider.

The league culminates with the national finals on October 4 and 5, which will be hosted for the fourth year running at Bekker School in Magaliesburg, where schools will compete in three categories namely best girls, best boys and best mixed team.

Teams that finish their regional competitions within the top three positions in each category will automatically qualify for the Spur High School National Finals.

For more information on the league as well as upcoming events and results, visit www.spur.co.za/about-us/events

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