With just three weeks remaining, tickets are selling out fast for the first round of the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, which takes place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 10-12 April.
The most prestigious international cycling event ever to be held in South Africa has attracted virtually all of the world’s best mountain bike racers who will contest three spectator-friendly disciplines on the forested slopes just north of the city.
The Cross-country, 4X (Four-cross) and Downhill events scheduled over Easter Weekend will showcase the talents of more than 700 riders from over 40 countries. For as little as R30 (US$3), spectators can get up close to the action and experience the skill, speed, physical prowess and emotion of some of the world’s finest – and fastest – athletes.
“The entry fees for the spectators have been structured in two ways with both the individual and the family group or group of enthusiasts in mind”, said Denzil Ulyate of the organising team.
In order to ensure spectators have access to as much of each race route as possible, ‘uplifts’ on motorised all-terrain vehicles will transport spectators up to various points on the courses
“We’ve had an incredible show of interest and support from mountain bike racing fans already, but obviously, we also want to see as many non-mountain bike enthusiasts from the local communities in and around Pietermaritzburg also attending the event. It’s highly entertaining, very spectator-friendly and ideal for the whole family,” said Alec Lenferna, Event Director.
“Ticket sales have been going very well, and now that we are getting closer to the event, there’s been a surge. We don’t have a many 3-Day Deluxe packages left.”
All tickets are available for purchase through the official event website at www.mtbworldcupsa.co.za as well as at the event itself. However, it should be noted that the two- and three-day packages will be limited as will the 3 Day Deluxe Package and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
TICKET PACKAGES AND PRICES (in South African Rand)
• 1 Day: R30 – 1 x entry
• 1 Day: R60 – 1 x entry, 1 x uplift, 1 x event programme
• 2 Day: R110 – 2 entry, 2 x uplift, 1 x event programme
• 3 Day: R150 – 3 x entry, 3 x uplift, 1 x event programme
• 3 Day Deluxe: R300 – 3 x entry, continual uplift, 1 x event programme
• 1 Day: R180 – 4 x entry, 4 x uplift, 1 x event programme
• 2 Day: R300 – 8 x entry, 8 x uplift, 1 x event programme
• 3 Day: R440 – 12 x entry, 12 x uplift, 1 x event programme
Note: Individual uplifts are R10 each