The Midlands MTB Stage Race has been postponed.
We are exploring a new date but please be assured The Midlands will continue as a race. All entry fee’s (and more) are spent on the race and the entrants themselves and so finding a title sponsor is crucial to the sustainability of the event. If you can help with any sponsorship contacts or ideas please contact Johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 071 545 6880. Any help will be greatly appreciated. This decision has not been taken lightly but we will be back.
Last year was fantastic in every aspect with literally every single rider spoken to saying that they would come back and do it again and bring friends. We have no doubt that The Midlands MTB Stage Race will be staged in 2020 but just ask for your patience. The race will come back stronger and better than ever.
Thank you to our existing co-sponsors and partners who continue to support us.
“It is nice to be the first winner of an event that has been so well organised. Everything was so slick and well organised . . . I could not fault anything.”
– Andrew Hill
2018 Race Winners
1 Andrew Hill / Henry Liebenberg 6:41:39
2 Martin Dreyer / Jeannie Dreyer (1st mixed) 7:37:46
3 Norvyn Pitout / Byron Ekerold 8:29:56
4 Harley Smith / Dale Allan (2nd mixed) 8:36:55
1 Jordan Wisdom 7:09:00
2 Matthew Myburgh 8:26:46
3 Justin lourens 8:35:12
1 Natalie Bergstrom8:10:52
2 Caroline Francis 10:26:57
Two Day Solo
1 Sanele Tshabalala 5:25:26
2 Sheldon Bode 5:53:20
3 Jeremy Thomson 5:54:07
About the Race
What started out as a dream is now a reality.
Now in its second year we are so excited to plan for 2020!
We would like to tell you a little bit about The Midlands MTB Stage Race.
What we aim to achieve is to have mountain bikers of all levels enjoying our event. There will be something for everyone, but most importantly the Midlands MTB Stage Race will be an event that is accessible to all. If you are a weekend warrior or a person with an extremely busy life, committed to family or work or both and don’t have the time to train all day every day and want to experience and enjoy a stage race, then this is the one for you.
We need to add that those of you who are mountain biking machines, will love doing this race too, as you will have the afternoons to chill and chat with your friends and maybe family if you are a husband/wife or parent/child team. There will be time to have a few beers or a cold wine, comfortable in the knowledge that a fun (but challenging) ride awaits you the next day.
Now in its second year you will be riding a mix of existing trails as well as trails created for this event ONLY! The routes will be through Sappi commercial plantations, Ezemvelo Nature Reserve, jeep track, single track and along public gravel. Iconic points of interest have been purposefully included to expose you to the beauty and history of the Midlands area.
The routes have been created to make this event fast for those aiming for a podium finish but also easily manageable for the rider who is entering to experience their first stage race event. The emphasis is on fun for all.
In accordance with Cycling South Africa (CSA) rules we have made provision for junior age category riders to partake. These distances are shorter yet just as much fun. By doing this we are giving the younger riders the opportunity to experience stage racing, gain experience and mature to the full distance event.
All 3 days of the event start and finish at Howick High School situated in Howick, KZN. This ensures easy access for all participants as well as avoiding the hassle of traveling to different venues each day.