This weekend the 3rd EC XCO Cup is taking place in East London.  This will be a selection event for the Eastern Cape Mountain bike team to participate at SA XCO Cup 3 in Johannesburg in three weeks.  As with each EC XCO Cup the results of this event will be taken into account for provincial colours.

Provincial XCO #3 takes place this Saturday 12th March 2016 at the fantastic Seavale XCO tracks.

Tracks will be open from 07:00 and will close at 10:15.

Registration from 08:30 till 10:15.

Directions to race start

Racing will start at 11:00 – Nippers and Sprogs (short track) and 12:15 for all the other age groups (long track).

Both tracks have received face lifts, making sure that cyclists will be challenged. The long track has a new gap jump, different climbs, the rock garden has been extended and the river climb made a little easier. The start and finish has been changed completely, resulting in almost 1km of new track, with some nice steady climbing.

Eastern Cape XCO 3, Seavale
Eastern Cape XCO 3, Seavale

The short track is still one of the best and most challenging tracks for our younger categories and now has an additional gap jump, a rock path and a bit more single track through a “wash out”. Jannie’s snake has been updated with multiple options, each with increasing degrees of difficulty.

Seavale Nipper and Sprogs

Come joins us for this XCO as Seavale – The start and finish of both tracks is now close together – either side of the Seavale Road. A few photos to wet the appetite….

Track 2
New upgrades on the track