Western Province Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Series 2016

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The Western Province Mountain Bike Commission is pleased to announce that the Nissan Trailseeker Western Cape Series will form the basis of the official Western Province Cross Country Marathon Series. Please find the relevant information on their website: http://www.trailseekerseries.co.za/

It will also be the sole basis of qualification for the Western Province (Regional) Cross Country Marathon Colours.

Details of the four part series is as follows:

  1. Nissan Trailseeker WC #1: 7 May at Boschendal in Groot Drakenstein
  2. Nissan Trailseeker WC #2: 25 June at Elgin Grabouw Country Club
  3. Nissan Trailseeker WC #3: 8 October at Sumaridge Estate Wines in Hemel and Aarde
  4. Nissan Trailseeker WC #4: 19 November at Bosman Wines in Wellington

The Colours Qualification Criteria are as follows:

  1. Three best results of four to count
  2. Top twenty positions per category to be given points
  3. Less than five participants per category – only first place qualifies
  4. Less than ten participants per category – only first and second to qualify
  5. Ten and greater than ten participants per category – top three to qualify

No individual can qualify for Western Province XCM Colours without a Cycling South Africa (CSA) license.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Nippers, Sprogs and Sub-Juniors – 20km
  2. Youth, Juniors, Master Women, Grand Master Women and Grand Master Men – 40km
  3. Elite, Sub-Veteran Men and Women, Veteran Men and Women and Master Men – 70km

Please take note of the following:

Parents may ride with children U/10 (Nippers) and U/12 (Sprogs) but must remain behind the child at all times and not interfere with other riders. Parents may not ride with children U/14 (Sub-Juniors) and upwards under any circumstances. Transgressions may be reported to race officials on the day or to the WP MTB Commission. Transgressions will result in the qualifying rider being disqualified from the series.

Please find the relevant information on the Nissan Trailseeker website: http://www.trailseekerseries.co.za/

“The series is targeted at the young, the novice and the family but also for the experienced rider. The routes are aimed to be fun and friendly, no technical and specialised bits that only the pro's can ride. The series caters for those looking to get into mountain biking as a sport, the weekend riders and the family conscious.

But with great TV coverage, good prize money with provincial points up for grabs, the serious riders are drawn in to compete into a festival of mountain biking.”