Hi all you eager 2017 MTB riders!
The year has pulled away with a bang!! I am sure your training is going as well as mine.
A couple new big things happening this year. The Sappi Mankele will also be part of the Mpumalanga Marathon Series brought to you by MALALANE TOYOTA.
The Mpumalanga Marathon Series is open to all mountain bikers from all provinces.
There will be 5 races in the series with the best of 4 counting. Series & overall series prizes are up for grabs. We have also started a Mpumalanga Marathon School Series. Points will be added for school participation. The School with the most points (best participation throughout the series) will win a Cash prize.
In addition to this SAPPI sponsored a standalone competition for the Sappi Mankele MTB Challenge. Sappi will be giving R5000 for 1st, R3000 for 2nd & R2000 for 3rd place. This will purely be based on number of school children participating at the Sappi Mankele race. Kids remember to put your School name on your entry form. May the best school Win!
I have listed the dates below so book the dates now!
In other news, the Sappi Mankele’s 60km has got hold of some serious muscle enhancing pills and is now a 70km race.
What a ride we have set up for you machines. Sappi’s plantations are looking amazing with all the rain we’ve had. It was so much fun putting together this stage. You name the bush tunnel and it is included in this ride.
The most rewarding ride ever!! If the 70km is a little too much then check out the 34km, 22 km, 15km & 2.4km races.
Food Stalls & Family Vibe
NG Kerk Alkmaar will be selling all sorts of food and there will be jumping castles to joll on. Bring the family and come camp for the weekend