Organisers of the Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge are ready to roll with one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most popular events at the Mid-Illovo Club on Sunday.
Event organiser Shanon MacKenzie said the line-up of races catered for everyone. Seasoned mountain bikers can tackle the rugged terrain of the 40km Husqvarna MTB Classic while less experienced riders can choose from the 18km Gwahumbe Family Experience and 10km Fun Ride.
The event forms part of the Quattro Roag Series.
“Roag created this series to develop the sport in KwaZulu-Natal,” said MacKenzie. “It has successfully focused on encouraging young and up-and-coming riders to enjoy mountain biking and also provides the perfect platform for social riders to challenge their friends.”
She said that the organisers prided themselves on the fact that theirs was regarded as “the best singletrack of any single-day event”. Riders can once again also look forward to the 60m long floating bridge.
Last year’s overall mountain bike race winner, Callan Deacon, was one of many riders to comment on the quality of the track.
“It’s exceptionally well marked and I’d recommend other course designers reviewing the markings on this race,” he said. “The single-track was fast and flowing and well prepared.”
Proceeds will be used for community upliftment programmes run by beneficiaries such as the Mid-Illovo Club, Arden Farm School, Mid-Illovo Conservancy and Kwanalu.
For more info, go to Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge.