While the Team Spur duo are busy preparing for the Marathon and Cross-country World Champs in Europe, they are also hoping a series of videos they release this week will inspire the next generation of mountain biking superstars back home in South Africa to get out on their bikes more.
The Spur Sizzling Skills videos will take riders from the Spur Schools League through a series of basic technical and mechanical skills, such as rolling over bumps, hitting drop-offs, mastering fast starts, tackling steep climbs as well as fixing punctures quickly and the smooth handing out of water bottles.
Episode 1 features Team Spur mechanic JP Jacobs, taking viewers through a basic pre-race bike check. A Spur Sizzling Skillz video will be released each week in the build-up to the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League Final, which takes place in Magaliesburg, Gauteng on the weekend of 8-9 October, 2016.
Spur Schools League ambassadors Ariane and James will be at the National Final in October and will be able to see first-hand how many scholars have mastered the basic building blocks to riding fast and having more fun on a mountain bike.