About Burg Wheelers Cycling Club

Burg Wheelers Cycling Club is sponsored by Compendium Insurance, Pietermaritzburg, powered by Bidvest.

The club holds an A.G.M. in November each year, at which the office bearers are selected and are as follows:

CHAIRMAN - Dale Southern
VICE CHAIRMAN - Gavin Hulse
SECRETARY - Janice Brisbane
TREASURER - Trish Wilson
ROAD CAPTAIN - Hayden Hutton
MTB CAPTAIN - Richard Kruzekopf
DEVELOPMENT RIDERS - Liz Botha
KIT - Sharon Potgieter
BURG TALK - Warwick Weedon

Committee meetings are held once a month at which time we get a report back from each committee member who holds a certain portfolio. Once a week the club distributes the "Burg Talk" which gives information on past and current cycling events taking place as well as dates and times of the various organised training rides.

Club training rides are organised by our Road and MTB Captains. Group leaders are appointed and are expected to report back on their rides on a weekly basis for the Burg Talk.

Rides are as follows: Road bikes - all Tuesday and Thursday rides start and finish at Victoria Centre opposite Virgin Active Gym. The "D" and "C" group leaves at 4:50am, the "B" Group at 4:55am and the A Group at 5am. Group leaders will vary the distance, which is normally around 25kms. Most of the rides are in town, with a variation of some track riding, pace lining opposite Makro and power intervals on Hesketh Drive hill.

Saturday rides are invariably +/- 100kms, and in the summer they start at 5am and in the winter at 5:30am. Starting places and times will be communicated via the Burg Talk and the various WhatsApp channels.

New club members will be asked which discipline they would like to participate in (road or MTB), and their riding ability will be established by the Road Captain, who will then add you to a WhatsApp group (A, B or C).

MTB rides are as follows: Organised MTB rides start at the Old Main Brewery in Hilton at 3:30pm in the summer and 3pm. in the winter. This is open to all mountain bikers, and before the start of the ride you will be allocated a group which suits your riding capabilities.

Saturday morning rides start from the Quarry Shopping Centre in Hilton, opposite Jaxx - starting times will be communicated through the Burg Talk and various WhatsApp channels as the summer rides start earlier than the winter ones. All rides take place in the Hilton, Cedara and Hilton College Forest areas. Training rides will vary with single track, hills, jeep track and gravel roads. Distances are normally between 30 and 35kms. Again you will be allocated a group according to your riding ability.

When joining the Club the following policies apply:

1. It is club policy that you wear club kit on all club organized rides and races.

2. Visibility: On all club rides HE or SHE must have a working front light that is able to flash for day use, as well as a working rear light that flashes and is visible from at least one KM behind.

3. Front and rear light batteries must be able to last for at least a 4 hr ride. The front light needs to be at least 1500 lumen.

4 Please help us to ensure the groups' safety by complying with the above requests.