League Structure

The Spur Schools MTB League consists of 11 South African regions as well as Zimbabwe, Namibia and newcomber, Lesotho.  45 – 60 events take place from May ending in a Inter-schools Final in October.  Due to the size of the geographical boundaries, Eastern Cape is divided into Port Elizabeth and East London and Mpumalanga into Lowveld and Highveld with a final deciding the region’s best teams.

Local Events (inter-school competitions)

A local event attracts riders from the surrounding area. For example, schools in a large town should participate together or incorporate a district in the outlying regions.  Ideally, the focus should be placed on grass-roots events in order for development to take place.  These events could take place mid-week to better fit the busy sporting calendar. The League will also consider supporting mid-week events that fall outside of the official League window.

Regional events

There are currently 14 official cycling affiliates in South Africa and these typically represent our larger sporting regions such as Western Province, Northern Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the secondary regions such as Boland and Border.  Currently, the focus is predominantly on events that take place at this regional level. Participation ranges from 70—700 children.

National events

The annual League culminates in a Inter-schools Final where all regions gather for a weekend festival of High School racing. Thanks to Spur Steak Ranches, transport is offered to the best regional teams, ensuring a smooth ride; that this event is the highlight of the year for our school teams.

 

LAP / COURSE INFORMATION (guideline)

RECOMMENDED RACE TIMES
BOYS TIME GIRLS TIME
HIGH SCHOOL
JUNIOR MEN 50-60min JUNIOR WOMEN 40-50min
YOUTH MEN B 16 40-50min YOUTH WOMEN B 16 30-40min
YOUTH MEN A 15 40-50min YOUTH WOMEN A 15 30-40min
SUB JUNIOR BOYS B 14 30-40min SUB JUNIOR GIRLS B 14 25-35min
PRIMARY SCHOOL
SUB JUNIOR BOYS A 13 30-40min SUB JUNIOR GIRLS A 13 25-35min
SPROG BOYS 20-30min SPROG GIRLS 20-30min
NIPPER BOYS 15-25min NIPPER GIRLS 15-25min
SUB NIPPER BOYS 15-20min SUB NIPPER GIRLS 15-20min