WC/SA DOWNHILL SERIES

Season dates for 2024

WC Round #1

20 - 21 January 2024

Paarl Mountain

SA DH CUP#1

27 - 28 Januray 2024

Sabie

WC Round #2

3 - 4 February 2024

Spice Route

WC#3 & SA DH CUP #2

24 - 25 February 2023

Zevenwacht

Sprogs & Nippers Fun DH

2 March 2024

Spice Route

SA DH CHAMPS

2 - 3 March 2024

Spice Route

SA DH CUP #3

6 - 7 April 2024

Kaarkloof

SA DH CUP#4

15 - 16 June 2024

TBC

WC Round #4

20 - 21 April 2024

TBC

WC Champs

12 - 13 October 2024

TBC

WC DH FUN FINAL

2 - 3 November 2024

TBC

Time to race!

Days to race day!

SA DH CHAMPS

Spice Route

2 – 3 March 2024

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SA DHI Champions 2022

Madelyn Torff

Marketing Head

WC Champions 2021

Theo Erlangsen

Elite Men

Frankie Du Toit

Elite Women

M Ike Klaassen

Junior Men (17-18 yrs)

Dawid Bekker

Youth Men (15–16 yrs)

Zander Du Plessis

Sub Junior Boys (13-14 yrs)

Jonty Neethling

Sub Veteran Men (30-39 yrs)

Dale Barnard

Master Men (50-59 yrs)

Jack Schliemann

Sprog Boys (11-12 yrs)

William Nelson

Nipper Boys (8-10 yrs)

Lizelle Thompson

Sub Veteran Women

Western Cape Downhill (DH)

Downhill Mountain Biking (DH) is an ever-growing sport which has seen tremendous progress over the last couple of years in South Africa. DH is for the advanced and extreme rider whose love for speed brings them blazing down the roughest single-track descents through rock gardens, massive drops and gnarly root sections. Downhill riders will need a good sense of balance to navigate through the toughest terrains under high speeds. 

Downhill races are very intense and exciting to watch, with one rider racing down a defined downhill section, in the fastest time possible. The continuous course is defined on each side by a strip of tape. Depending on the format, riders have a single or double attempt to reach the finish line as fast as possible, while remaining between the two tapes designating the course.

Downhill bikes are heavier and stronger than other MTB bikes and feature front and rear suspension to enable the rider to glide quickly over rocks and obstacles. Full-face helmets are a must, coupled with goggles to block out rock deflections and dirt from the eyes. It is recommended to wear additional body armour such as chest and backplates.