The Spur High Schools Mountain Bike League Inter-schools Final, held annually in September, marks the end of an exciting season of racing between High Schools across the country. Here the top invited school teams from each region go head to head at Wagpos High School in the North West province to claim titles in the Boys Team, Girls Team and Mixed Team categories as well as the respective national scholar championship in each category.
Being the highlight of the schools mountain bike calendar, teams look forward to the high standard of racing in the inter-schools competition which takes place on Friday the 27th of September. Schools qualify teams based on team performance in a series of Provincial qualification events. Each rider is allocated points based on their finishing position in each race with the points being assigned to the school that they are registered with.
On Saturday 28 September, schools set aside the inter-schools rivalry and join provincial forces to crown the best South African schools province.
With just over 60 high schools being represented, neighbouring countries such as Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia also make the journey across their borders to add extra flavour to an already exciting weekend