PAUL ROOS | BESTMED XCO INTER-SCHOOLS INVITATIONAL RACE 2017

BestMed is one of the top healthcare providers in South Africa with over 50 years of experience and is still setting the pace amongst medical aid schemes with respect to healthcare standards. Currently ranked fifth in the industry, BestMed continue providing their members with the same excellent service and outstanding client care they have grown accustomed to.  When compared to other medical schemes BestMed offers better value for money.  Being self-administered, BestMed has more freedom to negotiate for better benefits and services for all our members and constantly strive to exceed expectations. This can only be done by implementing our core values, compassion, loyalty, care, warmth and accountability. As a non-profit scheme, we believe in putting members before profit. It is our small way of giving something back to the community.

Paul Roos Gymnasium promotes the sport of Mountain Biking to its learners by appreciating our natural beauty by means of healthy exercise, determined competition and the building character and relationships.

This is our way to express the above in a fun junior fun ride and to bring this mentioned characteristic together.  The choice of track options would underline the emphasis of the event – to enhance the competitive environment of juniors, and to test them to true international standards.  Cycling is an individual, professional or family sport and Bestmed believes in encouraging all people to be more active and enjoy what cycling has to offer. Our sponsorship of such a race is one way in which we hope to make a big difference in opening up the sport to enthusiasts of every level.

RACE INFORMATION & ENTRIES

Date

Saturday 23 September 2017

Venue

Coetzenberg Sport Field – (click here to view venue on Google Maps)

Time

07:30 to 16:30

Junior Fun-Ride (Free entry!)

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE @ 5PM ON FRIDAY (22 SEP 2017)

FREE LATE ENTRIES AVAILABLE AT REGISTRATION ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE

Open to all primary school learners (boys and girls)!

DOWNLOAD: To enter the Junior fun-ride please complete THIS FORM and email it to info@prgmtb.co.za.

Late entries and Registration will take place at the venue on Saturday, 23 September from 07:00

Inter-Schools Invitational Race (High School Teams – by invitation only)

This is a schools’ team event where junior athletes compete individually, albeit the result would be determined as that of the combined effort of the whole team.  Schools can pick a team of up to 15 riders with the first 5 riders` results determining the outcome of their school`s effort.  The best individual result of each school counts double the score.

Important Downloads + Info

For general inquiries please email info@prgmtb.co.za.

Prize giving will commence once all races are completed.

RACE DAY START TIMES

RACE DAY COURSES

The races will consist of two routes – a Junior fun ride and cross-country race, on the foothills of Stellenbosch Mountain, with a combination of single track and jeep track.  Please click on the route maps, elevation profiles below or download the Google Earth KMZ files.

FUN RIDE

View the route in Google Maps

The fun ride will consist of 2 laps of 2km each (total 4km) with an elevation gain of 100m per lap.

CROSS COUNTRY RACE

View the route in Google Maps

The schools xco race will be made up of between 2 – 5 laps (depending on the age group participating) of 4km each with an elevation gain of 185m per lap.

RACE SPONSORS

Paul Roos Gymnasium would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their valuable assistance and support in making this event a reality.