FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic, first regional points event for Gauteng North Cycling

Seen here:  Mountain biker Dirk Griesel during the 2015 FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike (MTB) Classic. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province Returning to the ATKV in Buffelspoort on Saturday, 21 May 2016 the action-packed FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike (MTB) Classic will be the first regional points event for the Gauteng North Cycling (GNC) region.

“We are proud to announce that the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic will be the first regional points event for GNC,” says Alexa Cunningham, Event Manager of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  “The FNB Magalies Monster will adhere to the colours criteria for the region.  Mountain bikers can accrue points for podium performances during the event and can be eligible for GNC Cross Country Marathon (XCM) colours, should they obtain the nine points required at carefully selected XCM races throughout the season. We are honoured that GNC has selected our event out of the many in the region and look forward to welcoming the new faces to the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.”

According to Pierre Nel, GNC Mountain Bike Commissioner, GNC is a well-established regional cycling body that ensures that cyclists in the region are offered the best opportunities to practice their sport.  “We annually reward top performance, according to formally constituted criteria, with GNC Colours. For mountain biking we distinguish between Cross Country Olympic (XCO) and Cross Country Marathon (XCM) performance, awarding GNC colours to cyclists earning nine points throughout the season when achieving podium positions in predefined Cross Country Marathon races.”

“The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is a popular and well organised event, making it the ideal event to partner with GNC,” continues Nel.  “Criteria needed to host a GNC Cross Country Marathon includes, among others:  CSA sanctioning, compliance with UCI and CSA criteria regarding distance and duration, seeding, timing and route marking.  The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic will be the first event for our purpose.  Events will take place until end November.  Mountain bikers that would like to obtain their GNC Cross Country Marathon colours need to be members of Cycling SA and reside in Gauteng North.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is ideal for all mountain bikers.  Entrants can choose between a 15km Fun Ride, the 35km ‘Half Monster’ and the 70km ‘Monster’.

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2016
Venue (start & finish): ATKV, Buffelspoort
Distance, cost & start: 70km / R320 / 08h00
  35km / R220 / 09h00
  15km /  R130 / 09h30
CSA Temporary License R35

With the FNB Platinum Trail Run taking place at the same venue the very next day, sports enthusiasts are encouraged to make a weekend of it with family and friends.

FNB Platinum Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016
Venue (start & finish): ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start: 24km /07:00 / R300
12km /07:15 / R200
8km / 07:30 / R120

Special entry rates will apply to individuals taking part in both the FNB Magalies Monster and FNB Platinum Trail Run.

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For more information or to enter the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com

About the Sponsorship

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sporting discipline that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic is aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.


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Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS

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