On Saturday 14 September, 15 young mountain bikers from Hermanus took part in the Spur MTB School League Finals #4 at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch. Hundreds of riders of all ages and from various schools took part and the final event was a tough one for the competitors.

Juan Erasmus from Hermanus High flies over a bridge as he navigates the course.

In the Nippers category (9–10 years old) brother and sister, Mila and Divan Ferreira, represented Curro Hermanus in spectacular fashion, both earning silver medals in their respective races. Mila placed third overall for the season and Divan second – an amazing result for these two youngsters.

In the Sprog category (11–12 years old), seasoned racer Sean Kavanagh was joined by first-time racers Ross Walton and Joshua Wakeford (all from Curro Hermanus). It was a tough race for all the boys, but Sean managed to end in the top 20 overall for the season.

Rossouw Hamman and Luke Kavanagh (Curro Hermanus) and Christian van Zyl, Corné Erasmus and Lukas Voigt (Hermanus High) took part in the Sub-Junior High School races. Rossouw and Christian each secured a place in the top 20 overall for the season. Corné and Lukas placed 42nd and 46th respectively.

In a thrilling fight to the finish, Luke Kavanagh won the race and, in the process, secured himself a second place overall, as well as a place on the Western Cape team which will take part in the National Championships in a few weeks.

Luke Kavanagh from Curro Hermanus won the Sub-Junior High School category and will represent the Western Cape at nationals.

In the Junior Men’s category, Juan Erasmus from Hermanus High placed 23rd overall. Daniel de Vynck (Hermanus High) finished 10th in the Youth Men’s Group 16; while Christo Claassen came 6th, Myburgh Serdyn 14th, Christiaan de Wet 15th, Jean Joubert 17th and Armand Breed 36th in the Youth Men’s Group 15 (all from Hermanus High).

Thanks to the efforts of these riders, both Curro Hermanus and Hermanus High School placed in the top 20, with Hermanus High coming 7th and Curro Hermanus 10th. Congratulations to all the riders who participated!

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