Seen here: Tyler Van Gesselleen (Stellenbosch) in action during the 2017 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events 500m race.
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
The action of the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events at Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 15 September 2018.
Celebrating its 4th anniversary, the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events cater for ages 0 – 13. Junior MTB enthusiasts have three events to choose from: a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km race (10 – 13 years).
Tyler Van Gesselleen made his Fedhealth Kids MTB Events debut in 2017. Van Gesselleen crossed the finish line first in the 500m race. “My Grandpa entered my name into the race. I had a good ride. I wanted to win.”
Ben Teubes was all smiles when he crossed the finish line first in the 1.5km race. “I like riding my bike and I really like racing. My Dad is my MTB hero.”
According to Jeanne Jordaan she entered the 5km race because she loves mountain biking. “I only wanted to beat my sister. I enjoy the sport because I love getting muddy and really enjoy the down hills.”
Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth Principal Officer, says: “We cannot wait to welcome our Junior mountain bikers at the 2018 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events! Apart from having a great time on the tracks, it’s always an awesome way to bond with Mom and Dad and the rest of the family. And, since these youngsters are the MTB champions of tomorrow, we like to believe that we’re promoting the sport in that way too!”
Saturday, 15 September 2018
|Event & Time:||Fedhealth Kids MTB Events: not timed
· 500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:30
· 1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:00
· 5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30
Sunday, 16 September 2018
The action continues on Sunday when the more senior mountain bikers can choose between a +-15km, +- 28km or +-60km route.
|Event:||+- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Full Marathon)|
|Entry Fee:||R350 per rider (excludes CSA License)|
|Event:||+- 28km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)|
|Entry Fee:||R250 per rider (excludes CSA License)|
|Event:||+- 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Race)|
|Entry Fee:||R150 per rider|
REMEMBER: Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!
Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA