Western & Southern Cape wraps up a ‘successful’ regional leg of Spur MTB Schools League

Spur Schools MTB League

Mountain biking buffs in the Southern and Western Cape have concluded the regional leg of the Spur Schools MTB League, and now it’s all systems go for the Inter-schools final in Magaliesburg in October.

According to Western Cape race coordinator Michelle du Preez, riders pedalled-off from Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch and she described the event as a great end to a phenomenal, action-packed regional season. 645 riders participated in the event, with a total of 2 708 entries for the season. That’s a 21% increase in entries since last season.
“We’ve seen immense growth in our province this year, which has been exciting to witness,” says Du Preez.

She says riders clocked in a whopping 21 528,9 kilometres and a total of 6 242 laps throughout the season. The region’s schools heading to the inter-schools final in Magaliesburg are: Paul Roos Gymnasium, Parel Vallei High School, HTS Drostdy, Durbanville High School, and DF Malan.

Meanwhile, in the Southern Cape, riders also enjoyed a bumper MTB day. Riders hopped onto their saddles at Knysna Montessori School and pedalled a total of 1 546 kilometres and covered 618 laps on the day. With a total of 7 645 kilometres and 2 865 laps for the season. There was a total of 855 entries this season, an increase of almost 65% from last season!
“What an incredible track, especially since it had only a year to recover after the devastating Knysna fires.

Montessori really used the opportunity to do quite a bit of re-designing, and the flow was so much better. Of course, all of this couldn’t be done without a bit of funding from the League,” says Southern Cape race coordinator Juan Botes. The Southern Cape schools that are going through to the inter-schools final are: Outeniqua High School and Oakhill High School.

The League, currently in its tenth year is South Africa’s largest high school cycling programme and the main nursery for talent in the sport.

The following riders that have been awarded with the Western Cape Provincial Schools jersey.

PROVINCIAL SCHOOLS TEAM
Western Cape
BOYSGIRLS
        
SUB-JUNIOR BOYS HS (13-14)SUB-JUNIOR GIRLS HS (13-14)
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stRoche MalherbeDurbanville HSM1stAnna MarxSpringfield Convent HSM
2ndVincent ButerParel Vallei HSM2ndKayleigh ScholtzDF Malan HSM
3rdHenning VenterPaul Roos Gimnasium HSM3rdKayleigh StevensonRhenish Girls HSM
YOUTH MEN 15YOUTH WOMEN 15
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stAidan PenfoldPaul Roos Gimnasium HSM1stAndrea SchofmannRhenish Girls HSM
2ndJustin ChestertonWynberg Boys HSM2ndDanielle BarnardDurbanville HSM
3rdLuca RuwielDF Malan HSM3rdJune’ KrugerParel Vallei HSM
YOUTH MEN 16YOUTH WOMEN 16
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stLuke MoirSACS College HSM1stStefke TolmayDF Malan HSM
2ndWG Van Der WaltMontana HSM2ndJulia MarxSpringfield Convent HSM
3rdJoshua BurgerParel Vallei HSM3rdNIENKE MOSTERTHTS DrostdyM
JUNIOR MENJUNIOR WOMEN
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stJamie PenfoldPaul Roos Gimnasium HSM1stCarla SteynParel Vallei HSM
2ndJohan Van ZylHTS DrostdyM2ndMia de VilliersPaarl Girls HSM
3rdJoshua LaughtonPaul Roos Gimnasium HSM3rdMichaela BeatonRhenish Girls HSM
LEADER CHAMPIONS 2018
Western Cape (Southern Cape leaders)
BOYSGIRLS
        
SUB-JUNIOR BOYS HS (13-14)SUB-JUNIOR GIRLS HS (13-14)
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stHATTINGH, ChristianOuteniqua HS1stENGELBRECHT, LinelCurro Mossel Bay HS
YOUTH MEN 15YOUTH WOMEN 15
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stBUNGE, JulianOakhill HS1st
YOUTH MEN 16YOUTH WOMEN 16
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stLEPPAN, MatthewGreenwood Bay College HS1stGAMADALA, HlumisaMurray HS
JUNIOR MENJUNIOR WOMEN
POSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZEPOSNAMESCHOOL NAMESIZE
1stNORTJÉ, TristanOuteniqua HS1stROELOFSE, KirstinYork HS

 

They will also represent their school on Friday in the Spur MTB League Inter-schools Final.

Both Western Cape and Southern Cape leaders have been incorporated into Western Cape Schools Cycling Association.

Good luck with the final preparations. We are looking forward to see everyone in action next week while making the Western Cape Schools Cycling Association  PROUD!” – Annelize Ziehl-Owens, Chairperson Western Cape Scool Cycling Association.

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