SRAM WC XCO Series # 3 in association with Tygerberg MTB Club

2018-05-13 all-day
Slanghoek Mountain Resort
South Africa
Western Province Mountain Bike Commission (WPMTBC)


The Third Race of the SRAM WC XCO Series, in association with Tygerberg MTB Club takes place at Slanghoek Mountain Resort in the Rawsonville Area on the 13th of May 2018.

Online Entries

Entries are Open

The race entry fee is R 130 for Nippers and Sprogs and R 240 for all other age groups.

Series Membership and Entry Fee:    There is a Seasonal Series Membership of R220 per rider that is payable by Western Cape Riders who did not pay it at XCO#2 at Rhebokskloof.   Each rider gets a goodie-bag and entry onto the Western Cape Provincial Series Log, which is used to determine points used in the allocation of Western Cape Colours.    Visiting riders from outside of the province can elect not to pay this, but it is compulsory for Western Cape riders.

Online Entries Close:  Monday 7 May 2018

Late Entries:   Late entries will be accepted at race pre-registration on the day before the event, however there will be an additional late entry fee of R50.

Junior Women and Junior Men:    This event has been registered as UCI Class 2 Junior Event.   Junior Riders (born in 2000 or 2001) will be able to earn UCI points and prize money will be awarded to the first 5 Juniors  (sorry, guys – only Juniors).   All Junior riders and Elites must have a full Racing Licence and an 11-digit UCI identity number.

Cycling South Africa Membership and Licence Requirements:   To register and race (and to qualify for regional or provincial colours), South African riders must hold a valid Cycling South Africa Membership or Cycling South Africa Full Racing Licence at the time of entry.  For more information about Cycling South Africa, Click here

Please ensure that you have paid your Cycling South Africa fee.  Kindly bring your printed Membership/Licence Card to registration.

Foreign nationals and others with valid reasons for not having Cycling South Africa Membership/ Licences may purchase a day licence at registration or via the entry process in order to race.

 Online Entries are Closed.   Late Entries at Slanghoek on

Saturday 12 May Between 1:30 and 17:30

Race categories, Entry fees and Race times

Race categories are based on your 2018 Birthday Age and not on your current age.  For example, if you are now 10, but turning 11 on 20 December 2018, you are a Sprog Girl for all 2018 races.


Course and distances:

Full Route details to follow: 

Official and Compulsory Practice:   There will be an official practice on Saturday 12 May 2018, times to be advised, and again on 13 May, times to be advised.     It is compulsory for Nippers and Sprogs to practice the course.  This is for their safety – to give parents and riders the opportunity to identify which obstacles riders are not competent to ride and to ensure that they do not get lost en route !

If you wish to ride at Slanghoek on any day before the 13th of May, it will not be part of this event and you need to purchase an entry ticket from Slanghoek and will be governed by their terms and conditions.  

Technical/Feed zones: 

Detail to follow.

Host venue

Sixty minutes’ drive from Cape Town and ten from Rawsonville. Slanghoek Mountain Resort is part of the Badsberg Conservancy and surrounded by the Slanghoek Mountain range.

From Cape Town follow the N1 through the Du Toitskloof tunnel. Turn right to Rawsonville on the R 101. At the first road crossing on the R 101 turn left into Slanghoek Road which then doubles back over the N1. About 10km down the road the resort is on the right.

Parking in across the road from the venue.   Only those staying at the Resort will be allowed to park within the main premises.

Accommodation:   Slanghoek Mountain Resort has a range of accomodation options – from camping to self catering chalets.   Visit Slanghoek Mountain Resort  to find out more.

Refreshments:  Cool drinks, water and beer are sold on site. The shops also sell the usual snacks in the form of sweets and chips. On the day of the event hamburgers and hotdogs will be for sale.

Mountain Biking at Slanghoek Mountain Resort:  Slanghoek Mountain Resort has an extensive network of MTB tracks and an enormous amount of effort has gone into developing a track with a number of unique features, not seen at any other South African XCO tracks.

For cycling on any day other time, please consult the  Slanghoek website and please respect that they have gone out of their way to allow us to host this event at this amazing venue.


This event is made possible by: