A new mountain bike and trail running club offering advice, coaching and fellowship for all levels of athletes and cyclists is being officially launched in the south of Johannesburg in June 2014.
Thaba Trails Club will be based at Thaba Ya Batswana, an eco hotel and conferencing venue set in the backdrop of the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – a scenic 680 ha sanctuary located just 10 km from Johannesburg that features breathtaking landscapes and a wide diversity of wildlife. Thaba Trails Club owner Wendell Bole reveals that the club was established after several requests by residents in the area for a mountain bike club to be opened.
“Over the past seven years I have had a number of requests to start a club here. In the past I was reluctant to go ahead with the project as I believed that there were other clubs in the area that should be supported. However, it has become evident that few of these clubs cater for mountain biking, and there are no clubs that provide for beginners,” he explains.
There are two distinct categories to the club, namely mountain biking and trailing running, however, Bole stresses that members will not be restricted to these two disciplines. “The mountain bikers will be participating in road racing as well as track cycling, and the athletes will also take part in road and track races. We are hoping the different disciplines will support each other.”
Members of the club will also enjoy numerous perks, including; discounts at nearby cycle shop, The Cycle Hub and special annual Club access fees to Thaba Trails and the Rietvlei Cycle Park. Members will also enjoy discounted insurance prices from the club’s insurance broker, Cyclesure. Club members will also be encouraged to join Helivac Medical Emergency services as greatly reduced club prices.
Bole notes that the Thaba Trails Club will cater for mountain bikers and trail runners of different abilities. “There will be race snakes aiming for Provincial and National Honours, but there will also be races for those who want to take part for personal reasons. We will encourage everyone to reach their own goals,” he concludes.
For more information on the Thaba Trails Club contact Wendell Bole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Ngage Media