I received a mail last week with very exciting news. I have been selected to ride for the South African National Federation team to ride in the first round of the Rocky Roads UCI World Cup which will take place in Pietermaritzburg next weekend.
For those of you who don’t know the UCI World Cup Series is the one of the most prestigious events a XCO (Cross Country Olympic) mountain biker can take part in. The series encompasses 7 events which take place all over the globe from South Africa to the USA, Belgium, France and Italy.
In a nutshell Cross Country racing is a form of mountain bike racing which takes place on a course of approximately 4-8km in length with the participants doing as many laps as their age group determines. The races are not very long but high intensity, very technical and very spectator friendly.
If you’re in KZN on the weekend of the 16-18th of March be sure to come and check it out, a programme of events and tickets can be found here: http://www.mtbworldcupsa.co.za/