15 May 2017 Read: 99
The first round of the Limpopo Mountain Bike Cross Country Series kicked off at Vaalwater on the 29th of April. This year saw the inaugural event at the farm in Vaalwater, after the owner, Mr Baber, built the XCO track in aid of cycle development. It is considered by many to be a track for anyone looking to better their skills and comes highly recommended after the weekend’s event.
Ten students from Stanford Lake College, and one of their teachers, competed in the event and had to navigate a very technical track with a number of jumps and drops to manage a few podium spots on the day.
Rueben Middleton and Herman Fourie finished in 4th and 2nd spots respectively in the Sub-Junior boys while Danica Altenroxel finished 3rd in the Youth women category. Matt Wilkinson claimed a second place in the Junior men’s race and staff member, Mr Tiaan Fullard, managed a silver in the Elite men category.
“It was a good day of riding and showed a very promising start to the new cycling season,” said Fullard after the event.