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Fedhealth MTB Challenge, 17th September.

20 Sep 2017

Race report by: Prince Ntsodo, Programme Manager.

We had a very hot day for the Fedhealth MTB Challenge this past sunday with riders racing in both the 60km and the 28km race. Our riders were all very organised beforehand so all went smoothly when racking the bikes which allowed us to arrive early to Boschendal for the start of the race.

Kayakazi was racing in the 28km and although she had scratches to prove her tumble she improved a great deal and really enjoyed herself.

Kayakazi

Kaya setting of on the Fedhealth MTB Challenge 28km route. 

The rest of our riders took part in the very challenging 60km route which had a great amount of climbing and fun single track. Although Azu had been sick in the week leading up to the race (which forced him to take his ride easy), he still managed to be our first team member across the finish line. 

Aphiwe showed huge improvement and managed to cross the finish line ahead of Jersey for the first time. It's great to see all his hard work paying off but most important is that both Aphiwe and Jersey approached the day with a lot of enthusiasm and positive energy which makes us proud. Start shoot

Aphiwe and Jersey line up for the start of the 60km race. Photo Credit: Prince Ntsodo.

Also racing was our mechanic Svig and Loyiso, who works at Specialized but regularly volunteers at our programme. It was great to have them both join us for this race. 

Svig

Svig full of smiles before the start of the 60km race. Photo Credit:Prince Ntsodo

All in all, it was a great day out with everyone helping out when needed. The team returned to the clubhouse with great smiles on their faces, filled with enthusiasm and great team spirit.  The team

The team - supporters and riders. Photo Credit: Prince Ntsodo.

Huge thanks to Stillwater Sports for the fantastic event and to all who make it possible to attend these races.