Sports Programme


We focus on BMX and MTB in our cycling development programme


Children under our care are introduced to cycling through our BMX programme. We cater for kids from 6 to 13 years but do not exclude older children. Songo children have daily one-hour coached sessions on our BMX track, situated at the Songo clubhouse in the heart of Kayamandi. The BMX programme teaches basic bike handling skills, and enables children to develop their skills in a fun and supportive space. We also provide opportunities for those kids who want to pit their skills against others in a competitive environment, on a regional and national stage. 

Mountain Biking

Between ages 11 and 13 our children have the option of moving across to the mountain bike  programme. We encourage all levels of skill, fitness and competitiveness. Focused skills sessions at the clubhouse BMX track and out on the myriad trails surrounding Stellenbosch ensure continuous improvement in a fun and non-pressurised environment. A full calendar of local and national mountain bike events allows our riders to put their skills to good use and support and motivate one another in competition.

Songo Tots

While Songo has a well-established programme for school-aged children, there is a need to teach riding skills to younger pre-school children, especially in Kayamandi, where few families can afford bicycles. Songo Tots gets children from local crèches onto balance bikes, under the guidance of professional coaches. Once they are competent and confident on balance bikes they progress to pedal bikes.

Race Calendar

We participate in the Spur Schools MTB league, as well as local and national BMX races.



“Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire”

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013