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SCOTTBURGH MTB RACE

Magma Security Scottburgh MTB Race Media Release
Written By: Dave Macleod

Entries open for popular Scottburgh MTB Race:

Scottburgh – Entries have opened for one of the KZN South Coast's premium one day mountain bike races, the popular Magma Security Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi on Saturday 15 June, with organisers gearing up for an influx of long-weekend holiday makers keen to enjoy the variety of races on offer.  

The 45km, 28km and 10km races start and finish at Scottburgh main beach and wind through the adjacent canelands and the Sappi Cannonbrae forestry plantations.

After being started as one component of the Winter Solstice weekend, the MTB race has snowballed in popularity and has outlasted and overshadowed the other Solstice Festival events.

With the region basking in reliable warm winter weather, the race has a wide fan base, many of whom will look to spending the long weekend in Scottburgh, and make the MTB race a cornerstone of their plans.

"Even the tides are working in our favour!" said race director Flavio Scarpa. "It looks like we will have outgoing tides for most of the race, which is ideal."

The race starts and finishes at the picturesque Scottburgh beach front. The start is in a neutral zone while the finish consists of a leg on the Scottburgh beach, across the lagoon before returning to the grass embankments where the start is located.

The main watering point for the 45km and 28km races will be located inside Crocworld, offering riders a chance to slow down at the seconding points close to the crocodile enclosures.

The event proudly positioned itself with its new sponsor, the Magma Security group, which is now established on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from its roots in the Camperdown region.

"We like to get involved in the communities that we serve," said Magma Security's Ryan Carpenter. "We have opened a permanent base in Park Rynie and are looking for the support of the South Coast community, and we are more than happy to offer a great event like this our support in return."

"Our community involvement varies in the different areas that we serve. In some places it is feeding schemes and in others we support sport teams or events," he added. "That's how we like to operate as we try to build long term relationships."

The race will once again generate funds for the Cycling For Mobility charity, which last year raised money to purchase 60 wheelchairs for needy recipients. The event is being organised by the Scottburgh Cycling Club.

The Magma Security Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi takes place on Saturday 15 June. The event starts and finishes at Scottburgh main beach and riders can take part in either the 45km Classic, 28km Intermediate or the 10km Fun Ride. More info can be found at www.roag.co.za and at www.c4m.co.za