With Spur rolling out a national series in 2009, together with a televised national final at Bekker school, it became clear that high school mountainbiking is here to stay. The Anatomic High School MTB Series has become the biggest XCO series in South Africa, drawing more participants than provincial and even national races!
Although other racing formats have become popular in mountain biking, the cross-country lap racing format (also the Olympic format) is preferred, because XCO is more involving – spectators see the riders several times during the race and are also actively involved as the seconding team in the feeding zone.
This is officially the biggest race of its kind in Africa.
This BikeBeat website is managed by a CSA registered event organising body with Deon Steyn & Silhouette Manufacturers Pty Ltd in partnership. This body is also responsible for organising a number of events on the high school MTB calender, including the Spur Gauteng and North West MTB Series.