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Varsity Mountain Bike Challenge


Introducing the Varsity MTB Challenge

Two challenges of 2 days, 1500 riders, alumni and students.


Introducing the first ever mountain bike race designed specifically for universities in South Africa – rekindle the spirit of university competition by riding in the colours of your university again.

The race is open to alumni, students and supporters of any university – all you need to do is to select the university you are going to support. 

The Varsity MTB Challenge is a series of two mountain bike races – one encompassing the beauty of the Bela Bela region in the North, the second the trails of Franschhoek in the Western Cape.  

Aside from 2 days of riding on exciting, new terrain riders will enjoy a Race Village offering entertainment and hospitality where there will be opportunity to meet up with fellow alumni, old friends and family.  

The races are sanctioned by Cycling South Africa.

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