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2008 MTB Race Calendar

Please note that this mountain bike race calendar lists only CSA sanctioned events. What sanctioning means is that you can be guaranteed minimum standards of medical treatment on site, ablution facilities, course markings, marshals, etc.

You need a Race License to compete in a sanctioned event. This means that you are further protected from the "Idiot Element" at races because if they act like hooligans or morons, the CSA can take action against them through their license. It is only the disruptive "one rule for everyone else but none for me" element who are resisting licensing.

Licensing is compulsory in EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN WHICH CYCLING EVENTS ARE HELD except SA.

It's about time we started acting like grown ups and playing the same game as the rest of the world. MTB Racing is an Olympic Sport.

Unfortunately, because we have not had compulsory licensing till 2008, our sport is run by over worked volunteers, who are criticized from sun up till sun down by those who have not volunteered to put things right themselves. The good news is that with licensing, we can have paid professionals like the rest of the world, AND IF WE DON'T LIKE HOW THINGS ARE GOING WE CAN SACK THEM. At the moment we have slaves rather than employees, and you can't sack slaves.

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