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15km* (NO CSA or day license required) – R 120.00
30km* (CSA or day license required) – R 150.00
55km* (CSA or day license required) – R 180.00
Please note that if you are not a licensed cyclist, the day license is R 35.00
*allow for 5km distance variance.
Sunday, 10 November 2013.
Mountain Bike Challenge entries open on Monday, 10 June 2013.
For the 15km*, no minimum age.
For the 30km*, the minimum age is 11 years.
For the 55km*, the minimum age is 15 years.
Waterfall Country Estate will be hosting the Mountain Bike Challenge this year.
The entries close on the 10 October 2013, but we have limited space available for each distance. Once the limit is reached for each distance, the distance will be closed – even if it is before the closing date.
15km* is limited to the first 1 000 entrants, who have entered and paid.
25km* is limited to the first 2 000 entrants, who have entered and paid.
50km* is limited to the first 2 000 entrants, who have entered and paid.
Race Number Collection will be at Waterfall Country Estate.
Thursday, 7 November 2013 10h00 – 17h00
Friday, 8 November 2013 10h00 – 17h00
Yes, you need a licence to enter the 30km* or 55km* routes. If you are an unlicenced rider then you will have to purchase a one day CSA event licence. You purchase the one day CSA event licence when you enter for the event.
There will be 2 water points on the 30km route.
There will be 4 water points on the 55km route.
And there is a water point at the FINISH.
The timing company that will be used is RaceTec.
Full Racing License
This category of license is for riders from the age of 17 years old who wish to be eligible for provincial and national selection and the respective colours. The bearer of a full license is entitled to partake in national championship or series race and be seeded accordingly. Those of who race in the UCI categories (junior, U23 and Elite) earn UCI points which will assist them in being seeded at future UCI category events, world cups and championships. The cost of a full racing license is R350 per year, and the applicant has to be member of a club and a member of Cycling SA.
A membership of Cycling SA costs R75.00 per year. A membership holder is entitled to enter any event, irrespective of discipline without having to purchase a day license. A member is allowed to participate into national series events, but will not be eligible for national or provincial selection. A membership of Cycling SA, is the most basic form of license and is an agreement of the rider to abide by the rules of the event in which they participate.
Participants, who do not hold a full license or membership, need to purchase a day license. By purchasing a day license the rider agrees to participate in the event and abide with the rules of the event and those of Cycling SA for that day. A day license costs R35.00.
What are the generated funds used for?
The funds generated from licensing and memberships is utilised to ensure that Cycling continues to meet its administrative obligations. There is a total of 9 full time employees, who deal with membership administration (answering queries, issuing license cards, confirming memberships), calendar administration, administration pertaining to Sports and Recreation, SASCOC, UCI, Confederation of Africa Cycling, which includes constitutional requirements and those of good corporate governance. Cycling SA seeks to provide the opportunity for any athlete to succeed in their discipline at the highest level. The success of South African cyclists abroad and the growth of local events of a high standard that continually introduce new participants annually, are both vitally important to the social-cohesion of South Africa and the upliftment of the Cycling as a priority sport in South Africa..
No, you don’t need to qualify to take part in the Mountain Bike Challenge.
No, there is not.
Yes, your entry will be cancelled. You are only entered into the race, once payment has been received.
You can ask a friend to collect the race pack on your behalf.
Each person will have to enter individually. Everyone is seeded according to their own individual index strength. You may drop down to the person with the lowest start time. You MAY NEVER start in an earlier/higher start group.
Any conventional mountain bike, that is not motorised.
There is an orange sticker that you will find in your race pack. Please ensure that you stick the sticker on the front of the helmet and on the handlebars of your bicycle. This is for easy identification for your photographs that will be taken throughout the race.
The photographs will be digitally downloadable on the ActionPhoto website, a week after the event. ActionPhoto can be found at www.actionphoto.co.za
One may either pre-order the photographs or purchase the photographs on the ActionPhoto website after the event.
There are sweep vehicles along the route, and if you move off the course and wait, one will pick you up.
Try to make your way to a water point, as they have communications with the Race Management team & can direct sweep vehicles to your water point.
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Please be aware that advance notice is required.
Yes, there will be an allocated area for parking at the venue.
Please be sure to check out the parking at the Polo Fields, on the corner of the R 55 and Maxwell Drive.
You will need to allow yourself at least an hour and a half to get to the START point.
You will need time to find parking, prepare your bicycle and ride to the START. There is a mechanical station at the start, for last minute touch ups. We do suggest that you have your bike fully serviced prior to the race, to ensure it is in full working order.
Helmets are compulsory.
Cycling gear may be purchased at a leading cycling shop.
If you wish to dress up, you may do so. Please take your own and other riders’ safety into account when dressing up.
On completion of the event, you will receive a medal, and photographs (digitally downloadable on www.actionphoto.net – available a week after the event).
The results will be available on the Cycle Challenge website.