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Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:43

MTB: Paul Roos Gym to Host MTB Finals

Petrus Senekal of Paul Roos in action at the 2012 Spur School League Western Cape regional finals at his home track Petrus Senekal of Paul Roos in action at the 2012 Spur School League Western Cape regional finals at his home track

Fierce competition is expected at the Western Cape Finals of the 2013 Spur High Schools Mountain Bike League at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch this Saturday, 24 August 2013 as this is the last opportunity to qualify for the National Finals in September.

 

Host school Paul Roos, who walked off as the best boys team at the 2011 and 2012 National Finals is currently lying first on the 2013 school log en will attempt to hold their top spot going into the finals.  Paul Roos also beat rivals Grey College convincingly in this weekend’s inter schools meeting and will apply their knowledge of the track when going up against top local mountain bike schools such as Parel Vallei, Montana and DF Malan this weekend.  The route offers a combination of climbs and single track sections which will require skill and fitness.

League co-ordinator, Meurant Botha of AMARIDER commented that the growing enthusiasm and increased involvement from the schools is an indication that mountain bike riding is starting to count as a serious school sport.  He also applauded schools like Paul Roos Gymnasium for taking initiative in getting involved in terms of event organising and track building.

Registration starts at 07h30 with Nipper Boys and Girls (10 years and under) setting off at 09h00 followed by the Sprog Boys and (10 years and under) at 09H20.  The Sub-Junior Boys (13–14) starts at 10H00 and the Youth Men (16 years) at 10H45 followed by Youth Men (15 years) at 11h10.   All girls start at 11h50, but the 13-14 and 15-16 age groups will do two laps and the girls 17-18 will do three laps.  The day’s racing will finish with the Junior Men (17-18) at 12H30 who will have to ride a gruelling five laps.  Prize giving will take place at 13h35. 

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