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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If your questions are not met don’t hesitate to pop us a message on our WhatsApp line on 060 747 8286. Well get back to you with an answer asap.

PRE-RACE

Entries for the 2024 Ford Trailseeker Series are available here: https://trailseeker.co.za/mtb/events/

To be seeded in your correct racing batch, you need to enter online by the Monday 12 pm preceding race day. Entries received after Monday at noon will not be eligible for prize money and will be seeded in the last batch of your distance. So, technically entries never close, but you need to enter timeously to be seeded in your correct race batch and to be eligible for prize money.

Yes you can. Up to the Monday before the event you can transfer your ticket on Howler by logging into your profile. After Monday, please contact us on our Whatsapp Line on 060 747 8286 to transfer your ticket.

Pursuit handles all the batch and seeding information and typically sends an email containing your race details on the Wednesday before event day. If you feel unhappy or haven’t received your batch/seeding, please contact Pursuit on our Whatsapp Line on 060 747 8286. Alternatively, your seeding query can be addressed by Registration staff on race day.

Registration will be held on race day at the race venue from 06h00. Please arrive at least an hour before your start time. Remember to bring your Pursuit number board along.

The Pursuit number board is your timing device which is compulsory for all distances. This is for your result to pull through correctly.

By scanning and testing your number board, we can ensure the timing chip is still active, and ensuring you get a result once you cross the finish line.

The board can be bought online through Howler by purchasing a merchandise ticket when you enter. Alternatively, it is available at registration venues at a cost of R60. If you’ve bought a Pursuit board online, you will be able to collect it at registration venues. Please use this board at all future Pursuit timed events.

You will get seeded according to your Pursuit index. You can view your index with recent race results on our Portal – https://pursuit.africa/#/dashboard/my-results

Top 10 Grand master males and females will be seeded in A batches, the rest of the field will consist of the top ranked Youths and Juniors.

Please contact us on our Whatsapp Line on 060 747 8286 to change your race distance.

Yes, you can. Make sure you have their SAS number, name, surname and distance. Race packs are not handed out at registration and riders receive their virtual goody bag via email after the event.

RACE DAY

We have compiled preliminary timing for planning purposes. Estimated times may vary from season to season and venue to venue:

MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENTS

Marathon Starts from 07:00

Half Marathon from 08:00

20km from 09:00

10km from 09:30

SCSA prize giving 10h45

CSA Trailseeker prize giving 11h30

*Subject to change

Registration usually starts at 06h00 until the start of your race.

There are no cut-off times, we will cheer you on along the whole way to make sure you finish. If however, you feel like you can’t finish, a support vehicle will collect you on the route.

Yes! We offer only the best water points throughout the trails for our athletes.

Thanks to our partner, Specialized SA, we have dedicated riders on Specialized Levo E-bikes keeping up with the race leaders to bring us live updates as the race unfolds. You can follow us on social media where you will be able to see all updates live on race day.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/trailseekerseriesmtb

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/trailseekerseriesmtb

Please note, late entries on the Friday and Saturday of event is not eligible for prize money on race day. You will be able to see a full breakdown of the prizes here: https://mtb.trailseekerseries.co.za/prize-money/. 

Yes, each rider should wear a cycling helmet at all times. You will not be allowed to race without a helmet.

There are medics located throughout the route.

Return to your nearest water point if you know where it is. The sweep vehicle will come past to either assist with an easy fix, or take you and your broken bike to the finish.

POST RACE

A result SMS will be sent on race day. If you’ve not received an SMS, please visit our results page here, where results are uploaded.

Your race results will be sent to by SMS you after the event which will contain a link where incorrect race results can be queried immediately. Please make use of that link.

Ideally we prefer to have all prize winners on the podium for press and photographs. If you cannot stay for prize-giving, please make a prior arrangement with a staff member at the timing tent to avoid forfeiting your prize.

Photos are available at www.jetlineactionphoto.com

VENDOR & SPONSORSHIP QUERIES

Please contact info@advendurance.com for any vendor-related queries.

Please contact lauren@advendurance.com for any sponsorship related queries.

SA XCM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yes, if you wish to compete for provincial and national colours you will need a Cycling SA Membership and Racing Licence. You cannot compete for national colours with a day license. 

JUNIOR & ELITE RACERS | FULL RACING LICENSE

This category of license is for riders from the age of 17-years-old who wish to be eligible for provincial and national selection and respective colours award. The bearer of a full license is entitled to partake in national championships or series race and be seeded accordingly. Those of who race in the UCI categories (Junior, U23 and Elite) earn UCI points, which will assist them in being seeded at future UCI category events, UCI World Cups and UCI World Championships. The cost of a full racing license is R450 per year, and the applicant has to be member of an affiliated club, as well as be a registered member of Cycling SA. These MUST be done simultaneously for a Full Racing License to be valid. Full Racing Licenses are only valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

R250 plus a provincial levy which varies between R25 to R75.

The cost of a full racing license is R450 per year, and the applicant has to be member of an affiliated club, as well as be a registered member of Cycling SA. These MUST be done simultaneously for a Full Racing License to be valid. Full Racing Licenses are only valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

Yes, but you will not be eligible for a national or provincial ranking or colours. You will still be on the event results and qualify for the  Trailseeker Series standings.

Please be sure to fill in the form to make sure you are eligible to ride the SA XCM Champs.

Yes, Junior and Elite late entries need to produce their Racing Licences or Digi Card on their phone.

Yes. Come prepared with your UCI ID number.

No, only in Cross Country (XCO)

You can go online and buy a membership and/or a Racing Licence through the Cycling SA website – www.cyclingsa.com

TRAILSEEKER E-BIKE

Entries for the 2024 Ford Trailseeker Series are available here: https://trailseeker.co.za/mtb/events/

Yes, you can view all the rules here >
https://trailseeker.co.za/mtb/rules/

The E-bike category does not fall under UCI and CSA rules and is “unregulated”. Due to the fact that we have no control over how Riders manipulate their E-bikes’ maximum speed, we are unable to award Prizes or Prize Money.

If your questions are not met don’t hesitate to pop us a message on our WhatsApp line on 060 747 8286 . We’ll get back to you with an answer asap.