Ethekweni Mountain Bike Association

Message to Govt re cycling during lockdown

Dear EMBA riders. Please try and submit as below- but it needs to be now, and maybe it will help! “If you are a fit, healthy and active person of 60 years (actually any age)and older, who also wants to run, walk or cycle to strengthen your immunity during level 4 lockdown restrictions, please send […]

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Storm Ferguson

Dear EMBA riders It is with great sorrow that I advise you that Storm passed away peacefully, yesterday. With deepest sympathies to all his family. RIP Storm.

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Nth Coast- Detour Slippery Bridge

Greetings everyone, Detour around slippery Bridge, North Coast As a result of the vandalising of “Slippery Bridge” last weekend, Charlie has been hard at work: A new but rough trail had been cut to avoid the damaged Slippery bridge. After coming out of the Cornubia trail at the bottom of DSW hill, +/- 50m after […]

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Storm’s Folly Trail 28 July 2020

Greetings, As previously notified, Storm Ferguson has stood down as Chairman of EMBA. As a token of our appreciation we have agreed to name one of our new trails in his honour. The trail is to be named as “Fergies Folly Trail”. The trail entry is on the left hand side, approximately a third of […]

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Chairperson change 25 July 2020

Dear EMBA Riders Very sadly, Storm has had to resign as Chairperson of EMBA, due to ill-health.  We are very sorry to lose him as he has been a stalwart of EMBA since before the first riders put wheels onto the trails, more than 12 years ago.  In addition, he has been a fantastic servant […]

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North Coast Route Alteration 22 July 2020

As a result of the constant dumping of garden refuse which is blocking the entrance to the Slippery Bridge / Allie’s Alley single track, Charlie has cut a new access approximately 50m further down the district road. New signage will soon be erected.For further information contact Charlie : 082 373 4215

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North Coast Trails update 11 June 2020

There is no need to ride the farm road (it’s not a District road) down to and via Blackburn Village any longer. Slippery Bridge, Alli’s Alley and Flooded Bridge trails will be open for the weekend. The trails have just been cleared and need your riding them to make the experience even better. Mamba Trail is […]

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Revised ride times Level 3

Dear Riders Govt regulations have now changed under level 3 to allow exercising during the day, and no longer restricted to 0600-0900. With effect from 01 June 2020 EMBA normal ride times will resume. RIDE TIMES: 1 Sept to 30 April Mon-Fri 15h30 – 18h00 Sat/Sun/Public Holidays 05h00 – 18h00 1 May to 31 August […]

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aQuelle Tour Durban 2020 cancelled

Dear Riders Messages from the Race Organiser of the aQuelle Tour Durban 2020 Regrettably, due to the ongoing situation in the country and the world, the 2020 aQuellé Tour Durban events will no longer be able to be staged this year. However, you will still be able to be involved and remain linked to the event with […]

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Lockdown rules update 06 May 2020

Dear EMBA Rider Follow up to last week’s message:  I have had numerous, virtual chats re the riding Monday-Friday 0600-0900.  Whilst the farmers are sympathetic, the decision has been that they are in the process of hauling cane and they cannot allow weekday rides in the mornings. This means that, as per normal EMBA/THS rules, […]

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Lockdown Stage 4 update 30 April

Dear EMBA riders As most of you know by now there has been a slight relaxation vis a vis cycling.  No communications have come in from CSA or KZN Cycling regarding any MTB riding as their efforts at this stage appear to be on permission to get away from the house and cycle (meaning road). […]

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