Local Club Gets Behind SA World Champs MTB Team

Despite the financial woes of Cycling South Africa and its inability to contribute to the national team’s travel costs, the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club has made a financial donation to six WP-based South African representatives in an effort to get them to Cairns, Australia for the UCI MTB World Championships


A driving force behind the upkeep of several farm schools in the Durbanville area, the club prides itself on giving back to the community and Western Cape region as a whole. They naturally felt it was their responsibility to assist these athletes in their plight to compete on the world stage, many of whom regularly spend time riding and training on club’s comprehensive trail network.

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The club has subsequently made a contribution towards the team’s travel budget, matching the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission’s R30 000 pledge.

The following Western Cape athletes will benefit from the donations:

Alan Hatherly
Mariske Strauss
Johann Trotzky

Johann Potgieter
Stefan Garlicki
Niko Velasco

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