A record Spur Schools Mountain Bike League season, which saw more than 10 500 kids competing across South Africa, culminated in a nail biting final in Magaliesburg during October. With 438 mountain bike riders representing 84 schools all chasing points and the coveted title of Spur Schools Mountain Bike League champion.
Reigning Gauteng League champions, Menlo Park pulled out all the stops to win the boys’ and mixed team trophies and walked off with the coveted title of National Spur Schools Mountain Bike League Champions. Only one point separated the second and third boys’ teams with Grey College second and Paul Roos Gimnasium third. Parel Vallei High School secured second place in the mixed team category. The girls’ team from Potchefstroom Gimnasium were crowned national girls champions with Menlo Park High School taking second place and Midstream College claiming third.
Spur Steak Ranches handed a R10 000 contribution to school teams that won their respective age categories at the National Inter-Schools Finals.
The Spur Schools Mountain Bike League is affiliated to South African Schools Cycling (SASC), which in turn is affiliated to Cycling SA as a development initiative particularly geared to create a platform for schools to compete against each other and, in doing so, raise the profile of the sport at school level.
The schools also teamed up for the SASC Interprovincial Competition whereby the best 10 results got tallied to crown the best province. Defending champion North West Province successfully defended their title as provincial champion, Gauteng finished second, followed by Western Province in third place.