Little riders, big hearts

Primary school riders in the Western Cape get the opportunity to hone their mountain bike skills at the regional events, which form part of the national Spur Schools Mountain Bike League – the first leg of the event was recently hosted at Southey Wines in Somerset West, with a record turn-out of 466 riders. Defending 2015 champs – Somerset West-based Parel Vallei Hight School- are still top of the log, and showed their steel at the first race, logging 479 points to retain the top spot on the mixed team log in which nearly 50 schools competed.

Their women’s team also finished first with 160 points, while the Parel Vallei men’s team had to bow the knee with 319 points to defending champions Paul Roos Gimnasium, who are in a comfortable lead on the men’s log with an impressive 460 points and overall second. Online entries for the second Western Cape Spur Schools MTB Race, to be hosted on Saturday July 23, at Bloemendal Wine Estate just outside Durbanville, are now open. For details visit, or contact Amarider’s Michelle du Preez at 021 8844547 or michelle@