Entries still open for annual Badplaas Youth Festival

Seeing the pleasure that cycling brings on the children’s’ faces is what keeps them coming back for more, and this week the organisers of the fourth annual Badplaas Youth Festival will welcome young cyclists to the beautiful Mpumalanga province from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July 2016.

Event Organiser Hendrik Wagenar, says that the final preparations are going well ahead of the festival. “We have quite a small entry field so far, but are hoping for 60 participants.”

Wagenar mentioned that the four-day event will include Mountain biking, a Road Race, a Hill Climb, Criterium racing and the Team and Individual Time Trial events. The Festival encourages young riders in the Northern provinces to come and take part in this spectacular event.

“We are hoping for good weather and another great event,” he said.

The age categories include under-10 Boys and Girls all the way up to Junior Boys and Girls categories.

In terms off accommodation, riders are encouraged to make use of the facilities available at Badplaas, A Forever Resort. Make a booking by email here: badplaas@foreversa.co.za or call 017 844 8000. For more information about the resort, click here: http://www.foreverbadplaas.co.za/

Programme for the Fourth Badplaas Youth Festival 2016

Wednesday 29 June 2016

17h00 – 20h00 Registration Rhino Hall Forever Resort Badplaas
20h00 Managers meeting – only managers and officials with a valid CSA license

Thursday 30 June 2016 - MTB race

10h00 U/12 Boys and Girls; U/10 Boys and Girls 9 km
10h15 U/14 Boys and Girls 18 km
11h00 U/16 Girls & Junior Girls 18 km
11h30 U/16 Boys & Junior Men 18 km

Friday 1 July 2016 - Road race

10h00 Junior Men 84 km
10h10 U/16 Boys and Junior Girls 60 km
10h20 U/14 Boys and U/16 Girls 40 km
10h25 U/14 Girls; U/12 Boys and Girls;
U/10 Boys and Girls 20 km

Saturday 2 July 2016 - (A) Hill climb

09h00 U/10 Girls, U/10 Boys, U/12 Girls, U/12 Boys, 1.5 km
U/14 Boys, U/16 Girls 2.5 km
Junior Ladies, U/16 Boys, Junior Men 4.9 km

Saturday 2 July 2016 - (B) Team & Individual Time Trial

Team Time Trial only for U/16 Boys & Junior Men. 4 – 6 riders per team and time will be taken on the 3rd rider of the team

14h00 U/10 Girls and Boys, U/12 Boys Girls 10 km
U/14 Boys and Girls, U/16 Girls 15 km
U/16 Boys, Junior Girls, 20 km
Junior Men 20 km

Sunday 3 July 2016 - Criterium

08h00 U/10 Boys and Girls, 10 min + 1 lap
U/12 Boys and Girls 15 min + 1 lap
U/14 Boys and Girls, U/16 Girls 20 Min + 1 lap
Junior Girls and U/16 Boys 25 min + 1 lap
Junior Men 30 min + 1 lap
13h00: Prize Giving

To view the Programme of Events, click here:  http://www.cyclingsa.com/youth-festival/