New CyclingSA track nears completion- 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00
CSA-MTBs National Cup Series culminates with the 4th leg in KwaZulu-Natal on 23rd and 24th June, with local track builders placing the finishing touches on the cross-country and downhill tracks at World’s View in Hilton, the new venue for the event.
Participants and their supporters will now have a change of scenery at the World’s View venue, offering panoramic views overlooking the city of Pietermaritzburg below, including the previously scheduled Cascades world cup venue.
Trail builder and veteran mountain biker Kim Phillips has tackled KZNs old favourite venue with a vengeance and believes he has created an enjoyable yet challenging cross-country course for the 2012 season finale.
World Cup downhill course builder Nigel Hicks has been overseeing the final additions and extensions to the existing World’s View downhill track, designed and built by local rider Shane Martin.
The longest climb measures about 400m and is technical and rocky. Most of the track follows the contours along single and dual trails through the trees, encountering four to five natural rock gardens. Whilst working, Phillips also came across new trail to the trig beacon on the top of World’s View – a footpath hugging the mountain – and that has been incorporated as well.
Online entries are now open, with pre-entries closing 20th June.