Induna Cross country 2012

MpumalangaMountainBike Association

10th March 2012 Cross Country and Downhill Provincial Series

It is time again to bedazzle all Mountain Bikers with the under-marketed and understated Induna Adventures Cross Country course in Hazyview. It is high time that you rekindle the desire to improve all of your mountain biking skills in a controlled manner. Come and test your skills by riding our all-rideable, yet challenging Lap racing course. Riding on the Induna Cross country course is like a play park full of super tube rides, it will definitely score a 10 on anyone’s “fun-meter”

The course does not follow any of the Annual Big Induna mountain bike marathon (tracks?), and thus dishes up a whole new experience for all old-comers.

Join with us in the establishing of Cross Country Lap Racing in South Africa, as the only mountain bike Olympic discipline.

The course holds nothing back!!

Why Cross Country Lap Racing:

–          It is an excellent  spectator sport

–          You improve your skills by riding a challenging course more than ones. This means you can anticipate how to ride the next lap.

–          You can compete not just against other riders, but against your own lap times.

–          The best of all mountain bike riding terrain, crambed in one course.

The free spirit of downhill mountain biking is hovering over the air @ Induna Adventures.

Justin Victor has come up with a downright fantastic course on their property. We’re talking about Bambu bush tunnels, Bridges, Switchbacks,straighties, downies, lefties,righties and all other descriptive words that could explain how great the course is. The idea is to make it rideable for any prospective fella.

You can ride it on any mountain bike with 2 wheels. The whole course goes through an indigenous bush pocket and ends up in the Sabie River (for the over extremists). There is just no way that you should miss this opportunity that’s laid on the table for any mountain biker to devour.

Come and munch up the course which will satisfy any adventure-hungry rider!!

Laps are 5km long, the amount of laps required will be according to your category.
Entry fee R50pp for all categories

 

Downhill Mountain bike race

The free spirit of downhill mountain biking is hovering over the air @ Induna Adventures. Justin Victor has come up with a downright fantastic course on their property. We’re talking about Bambu bush tunnels; Bridges; Switchbacks; straigties; downies; lefties; righties and all other descriptive words to explain how great the course is. The idea is to make it ride able for any interesting fella.

You can ride it on any mountain bike with 2 wheels. The whole course goes throw an indigenous bush pocket and ends up in the Sabie River. (For the over extremists) There is just no way that you should skip this opportunity that’s laid on the table for any mountain biker to devour.

Came and munch up the course with is in search for true satisfaction

How To Enter?

– you can enter direct with us:
Fax completed Entry Form with Proof of Payment to 086 676 6031 or scan and E-mail to info@indunaadventures.com

Download Entry Form

 

CSA-MTB Selection and Colours Policy for South African riders to the SA National Mountain Bike XC & DH Team and for selection to

Refer to selection criteria as published by SA Mountain Biking Commission from time to time. other national or international events

CRITERIA FOR AWARD OF PROVINCIAL COLOURS

1. Selection for SA Team:

A Rider shall be awarded Provincial Colours if he or she is selected for the National Team and competes as member of the National Team at Olympic Games, World Championships, Continental Championships or other international MTB event for which a representative team is selected by SAMTB;

2. Award of SA Colours: (National or Federation Colours);

A Rider shall be awarded Provincial Colours if he or she has been awarded National Colours (Protea or Federation colours) by SAMTB;

3. Selection for Provincial Team to SA Championships:

A Rider who is selected by the Province as member of the Provincial Team to compete at SA Championships in any discipline (XC, DH, 4X or Marathon) and takes part at the SA Championship as provincial team member, shall be awarded Provincial Colours;

Limit per province: 3 per category [4 for U-23 and Elite]

4. Cup Series Medallists

A Rider who is selected by the Province as member of the Provincial Team to compete and who finishes in the top three positions in any of the official SA Cup Series Championships shall be awarded Provincial Colours provided the riders has participated in at least 60% of the Series events, and only in the categories as for which SAMTB award SA Cup Medals as determined from time to time by SAMTB.

5. Only Licensed Riders Eligible

Only Riders who are fully licensed with Cycling South Africa and in good standing with CYCLING SA MTB shall be eligible for Provincial Colours. Riders with Cyclosport or Member licenses will notbe considered for provincial colours and may not be selected for provincial teams. Intermediate Categories are not eligible.

6. Alternative Criteria

Any Member Province wishing to apply different criteria to the SAMTB recommended criteria for Provincial Colours shall submit the proposed criteria to SAMTB for approval. SAMTB shall have the right to refuse to approve criteria for the award of provincial colours which it considers to be either too onerous, too lenient, or not to be in the best interest of the riders and the sport in which case the SAMTB recommended criteria will apply until such time as a revised set of criteria has been approved by SAMTB.

 

MpumalangaCycleUnion, Mountain Biking Provincial Colours Qualifying Criteria 2012

  1. The standard Cycling South Africa provincial colours qualifying criteria apply.  The criteria herein are in addition to the standard CSA criteria.
  1. The qualifying categories will be as per the UCI cats (attached).  Riders will be required to have a minimum of a CSA Membership License issued and registered inMpumalanga.
  2. Low entries at Provincial XC. Riders in a category of 4 or less are combined with lower categories and medals at that particular race are awarded based on position at that race but series points are allocated in their category.  This way you still get overall recognition for the series in each specific category.
  3. Qualifying races: Colours will be awarded in each discipline, Cross Country, Downhill and Marathon. Cross Country and Downhill, best 3 results of the four will count. Marathon.The following are qualifying races:
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Riders will be required to ride a minimum of 6 races of which at least 2 are Cat A races.  The 6 best results will count.

5.         Points:

The following points are to be utilized for all disciplines and apply to category position only.

1st        25

2nd       18

3rd        15

4th        12

5th        10

6th        8

7th        6

8th        4

9th        2

10th     1

6.         School series races are excluded.

Race number 1  Induna Adventures Hazyview 10th March 2013

Its no doubt that the great turnout at Induna this past weekend can be attributed to the burgeoning popularity in Mountain Biking in our province, add to this the upcoming World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, the Cape Epic and Olympic Games and it’s no wonder whole families are getting involved!

Jaco and the guys laid out a perfect 5.5km course with lots of lovely twisty single track, a couple of lung busting climbs and a start finish area ideal for spectators and chock full of vibe.

The morning was split into three starts with the small Nipper and Sprogs going off at 8:30, the older kids and Masters at 9am and the other categories launching away an hour later.  The racing was fast and tight and despite a few small spills and some cuts and bruises along the way most of the riders finished exhausted, but smiling.  Cross Country is to Mountain Biking as Eusain Bolt is to Haili Gabreselassie, its short laps requiring speed and skill, it’s the only Olympic Mountain Bike discipline and for 2012 offersSouth Africaone of its best Olympic medal hopes in the form of Burry Stander.

An Outstanding ride from Johnny Diedricks saw him decimate the Under 23 field, the other winners were:

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The Downhill Race took place on a purpose built track at Manchell farm just up the road from Induna, although only seven competitors braved the course they all thoroughly enjoyed it.  Legendary down hill racer Dirk Lourens took top honors.

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