Our family took up mountain biking as a family sport a few years ago after friends invited me to join them for an early morning cycle in a game reserve. To be able to observe different game species close and personal on a bicycle in nature and seeing the sunrise, was magical and so different than viewing it by car and that is how our passion for mountain biking started. I got involved with Schools Cycling in Limpopo in 2014/2015 where we were based at that time, and I could see how learners and their parents benefited from cycling as a family sport.
I am currently part of the WP Schools Cycling (WP SASC) Committee which is affiliated with SA Schools Cycling (SASC) with the current president, Deon Steyn. The WP Schools Cycling committee was formed last year and consists of Alex Kruger Chairperson, Annelize Ziehl-Owens Vice Chair, John Dalton Treasurer, Michelle du Preez Event Co-ordinator and ad-hoc members Joretha Kruger, Heidi Dalton and Henry Owens.
SA School Cycling (SASC) is a statutory body that was started by passionate people to introduce schools cycling to schools and learners. The objective is to get the sport of cycling recognized as an official school sport and to train coaches, commissaries as well as managers.
Western Province Schools Cycling is looking forward to a very successful SPUR SCHOOLS Mountain Bike League in 2017. The 2nd Schools League will be hosted on the 5th of August at Montana High School in Worcester and the entries are open. The first Western Province Coaches Training will be hosted on the 11-13 of August 2017.
Article by Annelize Ziehl-Owens
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