During the 192nd UCI Congress which took place in Glasgow on 3 August 2023, Cycling South Africa was awarded the rights to host the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships 2028, to be hosted in Cape Town, Western Cape, with Table Mountain as the venue and route.
“We are very excited to have succeeded in our bid to host the UCI Marathon World Championships in 2028. Mountain biking has become a very strong discipline in South Africa, not only as a sport, but also as a recreational activity. The Western Cape is big mountain biking region is South Africa and hosts many of our country’s biggest events and is a favourite cycling tourism destination for international visitors” said President Qondisa Ngwenya.
Cycling South Africa would like to thank the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Provincial Government, Sport SA (SASCOC) and the Department of Sport, Art and Culture for their support of our bid to further grow mountain biking, not only in the Western Cape, but also the rest of the country.
This project will be led by the business division of Cycling South Africa, with a tender process to appoint commercial partners and our event organizer to follow over the next 6 months.