Nedbank Swaziland's Imvelo MTB Classic is ideal for: • Mountain Biking Enthusiasts • Family day out • Personal fitness • Helping the local community • Enjoying nature
Nedbank Swaziland's Imvelo MTB Classic
Well done one and all! The Imvelo community of riders have proven themselves to be of the highest caliber. The route was tougher this year in order to bring in more single track and to include the novelty of the tunnels, all the while taking in awesome panoramic vistas dotted with wild animals.
Despite the grueling route – we can report the following stats:
Times across the board were predictably slower (around 4-10 minutes) but the finishing percentages were still impressive:
From a gender split perspective, 31% ladies and 69% men tackled all distances.
The international split:
91% of riders that stared the race, finished as well – a true reflection of the standard of riders that took part in Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic Classic 2014
Spur Family Fun
Thank you again to all our sponsors and most of all to you riders for your continued support of our race.
Please visit our blog for news on collecting images & to stay tuned for details of the 2015 race soon to be revealed. You can find it at bgpblog.org
2014 Race Results
We thank Gert Harmse & SS Timing for their professional efficiency in producing fast & accurate results.
View race results via the tab above.
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Follow our simple 6 step guide to entering a race at Imvelo here.
There are four routes allowing cyclists of all abilities to enjoy Mlilwane.
Limited accommodation is still available at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary during the Imvelo dates and there is still camping available.
Click here to view Imvelo's rules and regulations.
Health & Safety
Click here to learn about Imvelo Health & Safety.
Click here to find out about what support is offered cyclist during the day.
Discover what Big Game Parks hopes to achieve through Imvelo.
Races at Imvelo
International Tool Hire Classic Race (64km)
The Distance for the Classic Race is 64km. Click here for further details.
Challenge Race (35km)
The Distance for the Challenge Race is 35km. Click here for further details.
The Spur 22km Family Fun Race (22km)
The Distance for the Spur Family Fun Race is 22km. Click here for further details.
Hoglet Race (12.5km)
The Distance for the Hoglet Race is 12.5km. Click here for further details
Imvelo 2014 Has 4 Race Categories
Click here for details of the 4 Race Routes.
Community at Imvelo
Hlabazonke Community Project
One of the most important aims of Imvelo is to raise funds for community and conservation projects. Your entry fee will greatly assist the community. Learn about what has been achieved so far as a result of Imvelo for Mlilwane North's neighbouring Hlabaz
Sponsors at Imvelo
Nedbank Swaziland is Imvelo's main event sponsor. Click here for further information.
International Tool Hire
International Tool Hire is Imvelo's 64km Classic Race official sponsor and an official race shirt sponsor. Click here to find out more about International Tool Hire.
Sheba's Rock Spur
Sheba's Rock Spur is Imvelo's 22km Family Fun Race official sponsor, an official race shirt sponsor and the location of our registration! Click here to find out more about Spur.
Sun International has very kindly sponsored money towards Imvelo's much anticipated race shirt.
Parmalat is one of Imvelo's official cycling shirt sponsors this year which will be given to participants of the main race. Click here for further information on Parmalat.
The Swaziland Tourism Authority (STA)
The Swaziland Tourism Authority has generously provided sponsorship for this year's Imvelo.
Ngwenya Glass are a long-standing Imvelo Sponsor and generously donate the wonderful glass trophies awarded to winning participants each year. Click here for further information about Ngwenya Glass.
Eagle's Nest is one of Imvelo's official cycling shirt sponsors this year which will be given to participants of the main race. Click here for further information on Eagles Nest.
Swazi Trails have kindly donated adventure experiences as prizes for Imvelo. Click here for further information about Swazi Trails.
Foresters Arms have kindly donated a stay at their wonderful boutique hotel as a prize for one of our Imvelo winners! Click here for further information about Forester's Arms.
Mountain Inn has kindly donated a stay at its wonderful hotel for one of our lucky Imvelo winners. Click here for further information about the Mountain Inn.
Swazi Candles has generously donated some of their wonderful candles as prizes within certain Imvelo prize categories. Click here for further information about Swazi Candles.
Mantenga Lodge has kindly donated a night's stay for 2 for two lucky Imvelo Winners! Click here to find out more about Mantenga Lodge.
Baobab Batik have generously donated a collection of their beautiful wall hangings to be included in one of our prize categories. Click here for further information about Baobab.
Gone Rural Swaziland has kindly donated the prize of a beautiful tableware set for one of our lucky Imvelo winners. Click here for more information about Gone Rural.
CleanTech has very generously given Imvelo a cash donation in addition to providing the bike cleaning and air freshener products for inclusion within the Imvelo goody bags. Click here for further information on CleanTech.
Tintsaba Master Weavers
Tintsaba Master Weavers have kindly donated their beautiful merchandise as a prizes for some of our Imvelo winners! Click here for further information about Tintsaba Master Weavers.
Sambane Coffee Shoppe
Sambane Coffee Shoppe has generously donated a meal at their restaurant for one of our luck prize winners. Click here to discover more about Sambane.
Black Mamba Chilli Venom
Black Mamba Chilli Venom has generously donated their hot chilli sauces as prizes within Imvelo prize categories. Click here for further information about Black Mamba Chilli Venom.
Swaziland Meat Wholesalers
Swaziland Meat Wholesalers have generously donated shopping vouchers as prizes for this year's race. Click here for more information on Swaziland Meat Wholesalers
Adventure Sport Cycles
Adventure Sport Cycles has kindly donated prizes for some of the lucky winners at Imvelo this year. They will also have a stand on site offering reasonably-priced technical support. Click here for further information about Adventure Sport.
Webster Print have kindly sponsored our printing for Imvelo together with pen & paper prize donations! Click here to learn more about Webster Print.
Macmillan Boleswa, Swaziland
We would like to thank Macmillan Boleswa, Swaziland for their wonderful donation of books as prizes for this year's race. Click here for more information on Macmillan Boleswa.
Heidel Eggs is a logistical supporter for Imvelo this year, providing eggs to be used in the preparation of dishes for cyclists. Click here for further information.
Stihl - Chainsaw & Forestry Supplies
Chainsaw & Forestry Supplies have kindly sponsored 50% of the cost of a brush-cutter used to clear Imvelo MTB trails.
The Times of Swaziland
We thank The Times of Swaziland for their media support and coverage of Imvelo.
Click here to download Prize Category Matrix.
Become a Sponsor!
Further details of all our 2014 sponsors will be added here soon. If you would like to become a sponsor and benefit from unrivaled PR opportunities click here for details.
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Results at Imvelo
Imvelo 2014 Results
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2012 Imvelo Results
View Imvelo 2012 results here.