KZN MTB Provincial XCO Series #1

Saturday 11th January saw the first of the KZN MTB Provincial XCO Series. The event saw a great turnout in what was later confirmed as perfect racing conditions. Riders departed in batches according to their age group/racing category, and entertained spectators with 5 laps around a rather scenic course, at the Hill and Dale Estate, Bartletts. Local Midlands rider and cycling coach, David Low, was on top form as he outperformed his peers lap after lap. Having taken the lead soon after the start, David finished first place in the Sub Vet Men’s category and also posted one of the fastest lap times of the day.

David Low - KZN MTB Provincial XCO Series

David Low, showing winning form. Credit : Gavin Ryan/QuickPix

Team ROAG riders Aaron Michell (Grade 8, Thomas More College, Kloof) and Sarah Ryan (Grade 6, The Wykeham Collegiate, PMB) did extremely well, with Aaron coming 1st in the Sub Junior Category and Sarah coming 3rd in the Sprog Category. The next race will take place on Saturday, 15 February at Giba Gorge.

Aaron Michell MTB Rider

Aaron Michell. Credit : Gavin Ryan/QuickPix

sarah MTB rider

Sarah Ryan. Credit : Gavin Ryan/QuickPix