The Main Events
This 3- to 5- day tour is held annually around June, at various venues, to decide University National Champions, and it incorporates both road and mountain biking. It’s the biggest national event for competitors who are also pursuing coursework. ussa. org. za
Held every two years, this is an international multi- sport event, organised for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation ( FISU). The name is a combination of the words ‘ University’ and ‘ Olympiad’, and the event is the pinnacle of university sports. The most recent edition was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Cycling is not one of the 15 compulsory sporting codes; however, there are three optional sports, which historically have often included cycling.
VARSITY MTB CHALLENGE
Although geographically exclusionary, it’s exciting to see corporate sponsors like FNB get behind a big intervarsity feud ( that’s UCT & Stellenbosch) in this annual two- day event held in Paarl. varsitymtbchallenge. co. za