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 28 -30 June 2019!
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.