Get ready to blast the Bell Big 5 MTB Series

The 2017 Bell Big 5 Mountain Bike Series gets underway in about two months and mountain bike enthusiasts of all skill levels are urged to dust off their steeds and make sure they are fit and ready come race day.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Bell Equipment is the title sponsor and Bell Group Chief Executive, Gary Bell - a keen cyclist himself - says the company is proud to continue its association with the race series for a number of reasons. "Mountain biking is a great sport that has an enormous following among our community, our employees, our customers and our suppliers, making the Bell Big 5 a great way to support and give back to all our local stakeholders. We're also a company with a strong sense of family so it's important to us that the Bell Big 5 is an event for everyone. We would like to encourage maximum community participation because apart from getting people outdoors and increasing their fitness levels, each event also raises funds for a community or environmental project that will positively impact on people's lives."

Bell Big 5 MTB Series 2017 – The MTB Series in Zululand

Welcome to the 2017 Bell Big 5 MTB Series – THE only MTB Series to be held in Zululand and to top it is held in 5 very different locations over 6 months, all with wonderfully diverse routes which cater for the new and inexperienced cyclists needing encouragement right up to the fit racing snakes.

Our 2017 DATES are as follows:  

Mtunzini               14 May

Empangeni           25 June   

Kwambonambi    16 July

Hluhluwe              3 September

Monzi                    1 October with Series prize giving immediately following the area prize giving.

Please note there has been a swop between Monzi and Hluhluwe due to the school holidays.

Close of the 2016 Bell Big 5 MTB series in Zululand

We have come to the end of another amazing Big 5 MTB Series, sponsored by Bell Equipment company once again, thank you.
Thank you to all the cyclists who participated, the Series sponsors of Mascor, Ola, Taste Joy, Everest Ice, Wetland water, Talisman, Zululand Cycles, Netcare 911 and Emprint who supported at every race, the area sponsors who supported the races in each of their respective areas, Clubs and schools who hosted the races and of course he families and spectators who supported and turned it into a family fun outing. Thank you without this support the Series would not exist.

This year saw a few of changes take place and next year there will be a few more.

2016 Bell Big 5 MTB Series in Zululand

The Bell Big 5 MTB Series got off to a cracking start with the Zini River Estates Buffalo race, the first race in the series, on Sunday 22 May. The weather was magnificent, the entries were up on last year and the routes fabulous. Well done to the Mtunzini Mountainbiking group and the Mtunzini Country Club for a fine race this year.

Andrew Hill did a fine fast finish in the 50km race of 2h01 and first rider home in the 25km race was local Zululander, Calvin Hume in a time of 1h15 and he is a Junior to boot!