Big change for 2017 will be the inclusion of a stage race with two distance options on the two day events.
You can choose to either enter for the Marathon Stage Race or the Half Marathon Stage Race.
Official categories for the series and prize money will be determined from the Stage Race after two days.
For series points you will have to complete 8 stages out of a possible 12.
The routes will be unique between the two days giving you a route over the two days discovering more of the area!
There will still be a single day Marathon & Half Marathon on the Saturday but this will be a fun event only and no series points or prizes can be earned.
The Ashburton Investments National MTB series was launched in 2002 and is a 7 leg national marathon mountain biking series across 6 provinces
|28 January||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 1 GRABOUW||Grabouw Country Club||Grabouw||Western Cape||MORE INFO|
|18 - 19 February||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 2 SABIE||York Timbers Sport Grounds||Sabie||Mpumalanga||MORE INFO|
|8 - 9 April||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 3 CLARENS||Town Square, Clarens||Clarens||Freestate||MORE INFO|
|10 - 11 June||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 4 CHAMPAGNE VALLEY||Champagne Sports Resort||Central Drakensburg||KwaZulu-Natal||MORE INFO|
|29 July||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 5 VAN GAALEN||Van Gaalen Cheese Farm||Skeerpoort||North West||MORE INFO|
|2 - 3 September||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 6 DULLSTROOM||Dunkeld Country Estate||Dullstroom||Mpumalanga||MORE INFO|
|14 - 15 October||Ashburton Investments NATIONAL MTB SERIES 7 KAAPSEHOOP||Kwanyoni Lodge||Mbombela||Mpumalanga||MORE INFO|
The National MTB Series was launched in 2002 and is a 7 leg marathon mountain biking series that span nationally across 5 provinces. This series is a prestigious event on the calendar of mountain bike thrill seekers because the venues are unique with breathtaking trails in unique locations all over South Africa.
From the lush forests in Sabie to the spectacular sandstone mountains in Clarens to the picturesque vineyards in Grabouw, the Series is as draw card for established riders who are looking to tackle the best and most exquisite riding trails throughout the country. The Series boasts with varying distances, routes and a tourism allure, it’s an MTB series that offers changing and exclusive backdrops while still encompassing the adventure and challenge of mountain biking.
The Ashburton Investments National MTB series offers changing and exclusive backdrops while still encompassing the adventure and challenge of mountain biking