Western Cape Downhill – Ready for 2020 Season

Photo credit: Dejon Nell

2020 is going to be a bumper year for Western Cape Downhill (WC DH). The first event kicks off at the all-friendly Paarl track at Paarl Rock. Shuttle day on Saturday, 25 January (R350.00) provides an awesome opportunity to just ride the track and have fun.

“If you have loved the experience, and ask very politely (certainly not encouraged as extra work), we might possibly enter you into race day, Sunday 26th and offer you a chance to test your abilities, with a timed run, against your mates (an extra R300.00).”

“If you enter online through ROAG, for both events, it will cost you R550.00 but the early-bird special (first 30 riders) only pay R500.00. You want to be there if the last race is anything to go by according to our newsletter, the shuttle-day was a roaring success as the shuttles quickly transported riders to the top, allowing many of them to get in as many as twenty practice runs! Pure heaven for downhill enthusiasts. Race day was a peach with everything running according to a strict time-plan. Fortunately WP DH seems to have attracted many new youngsters to the sport. These ‘gangsters’ eat more ice creams than race runs and have the most fun on race day. The nippers (8-10 years) and sprog (11-12 years) classes are both hotly contested categories.”

“Our chairman, Chris Nixon (The Bike Park) and Race Director, Keith Erlangsen, put all the planning into action on shuttle and race days. All safety precautions are taken, riders briefing, track walk, CSA sanctioned event and Tygress Ambulance on hand during all riding.”

“Local sponsors for 2020 SRAM and the Freight Factory, who sponsor 4X4 vehicles, ensure a successful event. Great space, delicious food, perfection planning, long summer days outdoors with the family, plenty of amped riders on bikes and our world class junior and elite men to provide some thrilling racing.”

For more information contact or enter online at www.roag.org