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Celebration of African Mountain Biking - 2 Consecutive Weekends


Kindly read the technical guide in conjunction with below information 






Technical Guides for both 2019 Nedbank XC1 UCI C1 and 2019 African Continental MTB Championships to follow soon.

For more information forward your request to  

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Nedbank XC 1 UCI C1 Track and Profile - TRACK

                                                                    TRACK PROFILE


2019 Nedbank XC1 UCI C1 & XCO Junior Series           05 - 06 April 2019

  Men Elite - Cross-country Olympic ME XCO 1
  Men Junior - Cross-country Olympic Junior Series MJ XCO-JS 1
  Women Elite - Cross-country Olympic WE XCO 1
  Women Junior - Cross-country Olympic Junior Series WJ XCO-JS 1


All other non UCI categories will be catered for as well










The Continental Championships are organised by the Namibian Cycling Federation and Rock and Rut MTB Club under the responsibility of Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) in agreement with the International Cycling Union (UCI)

The rules and regulations for these Continental Championships are set by the UCI and can be viewed at 


Class of the Event

2019 African Continental MTB Championships               12 - 13 April 2019

  Men Elite - Cross-country Olympic ME XCO CC
  Men Junior - Cross-country Olympic MJ XCO CC
  Men Under 23 - Cross-country Olympic MU XCO CC
  Women Elite - Cross-country Olympic WE XCO CC
  Women Junior - Cross-country Olympic WJ XCO CC
  Women Under 23 - Cross-country Olympic WU XCO CC
  Mixed Elite - Cross-country team relay XE XCR CC




ENTRY/ ACCREDITATION  Document to be completed by National Federations


All other non UCI categories will be catered for as well


Participation and Quota UCI Categories


All competitors are required to wear approved National Team Kit during competition.

Entry to all the UCI Categories will be through respective National Federations only using approved entry forms.

The following quota per National Federation will be applied:

XCO Events: (Open)    Important Clarification on Elite & Under 23 Categories



Accreditation Centre will be situated at the Race HQ - Arebbusch Lodge:

Open Hours: See Program


Points Scale & Prizes

UCI Ranking points will be awarded according to UCI Regulations

No Prize money will be awarded.

Winners will receive  a trophy/ medal.

CAC African Continental Champion jerseys will be awarded to the UCI category winners.


Feed/Technical Zone

There will be a double right hand feed/technical zone on the XCO course for accredited team support staff.

Anti Doping

UCI Anti doping rules will be applicable. The anti-doping tests are conducted after the end of the race at the venue.

All athletes must comply with the regulations and anti-doping procedures.


Spectator parking will be at the main gate as well as inside at the designated spectator parking area. Should you wish to put up your own gazebo, umbrellas or shading in the parking area kindly get permission from the organizer. Branded umbrellas and gazebos are allowed as long as it is not in competition with any of the event sponsors.

Spectator gazebos will not be allowed at any other areas except the parking area.

Spectators are requested to cross the course at the spectator crossings.


African Continental MTB Championships Track and Profile - TRACK

                                                                                                     TRACK PROFILE

                                                                                                     VENUE LAYOUT

                                                                                                     RACE HQ to VENUE

ACC 2019 Elite and U23 Participation  Important Clarification

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Organizing Committee

Race Director:                Mr. Johan Pretorius (Namibian Cycling Federation)

Deputy Race Director:    Mr. Michael Lowe ( Chairman- Rock and Rut MTB Club)

PR and Marketing:          Mr. Rolf Adrian (President - Namibian Cycling Federation)

                                        Mr. Benjamin Haidula ( Namibian Cycling Federation)

Administration:                Mrs. Hella Rust (Namibian Cycling Federation)

Anti Doping:                    Me. Karen Hargrave - CADF Doping Control Officer

                                        Me. Dominic Le Roux - Doping Control Representative - NCF

Medical:                           Mr. Jason Snyders ( EMed Rescue 24)

Time Keeping:                 Mr. Brendan Dickerson ( Raceday Events)




PCP                                Mr. Deon Steyn (UCI International Commissaire)

Commissaire:                 Mrs. Hella Rust - National MTB Commissaire

Commissaire:                 Mrs. Sigi Bassingthwaighte - National MTB Commissaire

UCI Technical Delegate  Mr. Wabel Beat

Technical Delegate         Mr Peter van der Merwe (Namibia)

Announcer:                     Mr. Patrick de Goede


Previous African Championships

2007    Windhoek/ Namibia

2009    Mankele, Nelspruit /South Africa

2011    CapeTown/ South Africa    

2012    Casela-Yemen/ Mauritius

2013    Cascades, Pietermaritzburg/ South Africa

2014    Cape Town/ South Africa

2015     Musanze/ Rwanda

2016    Afriski Mountain resort/ Lesotho

2017    Mauritius

2018    Cairo/ Egypt

2019    Windhoek/ Namibia



Recommended Accommodation at Race Head Quarters offering onsite Massages 

On site Bike wash and technical support cancelled , kindly contact your preferred bike shop - see technical guide

Accomodation: Arebbusch Lodge            BOOKINGS       SPECIAL RATES

Kindly refer to AFRICAN MTB when doing the bookings

Menu:  Arebbusch Lodge                          CLICK HERE


Hospital:  Lady Pohamba Hospital  (2Km from Event Venue)


Currency: Namibian Dollar (Equals to South African Rand) Both currencies are accepted                      everywhere


Shopping Mall: The Grove Mall of Namibia


Bike Shops:      Mannies Bike Mecca





Transportation: Transportation from the Race HQ/ Accommodation to the race venue                                    and back will be provided.

                            Local Shuttle services and Taxi Services available.

Car Rental:         Budget Car Rental

                            Avis Car Rental

                            Thrifty Car Rental

                            Hertz Car Rental



Restaurants:      Joes Beerhouse

                            Stellenbosch Wine Bar

                            Nyama Restaurant