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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|