Cycling is offered in both summer and winter seasons at Bishops. Boys can take cycling as a part-time sport in grade 8 and 9 and full-time in grades 10, 11 and 12.

The team pays visits to trails on Table Mountain, Tokai Forest, Counterman's Kloof, Hoogekraal and Majik Forest. Team members should have Tygerberg MTB club membership.

Team members are encouraged to take part in the UCT Inter-schools cycling race at the UCT track on Tuesday afternoons at 5pm and also the Spur Mountain Bike League.

The school has a 14 bike cycling trailer which can accommodate through-axle forks as well as quick release mechanisms. The trailer can accommodate DH and XC bikes and both 26 and 29" wheel sizes. Cycling kits are available at the school shop and cyclists are encouraged to ride in their kits, especially on race days.

The school has an annual inter-house XC race on the campus which is well attended.


Bishops is one of the leading schools in South Africa as far as sport is concerned and our reputation for sporting excellence is world-wide. In keeping with the ethos of our school, we believe that sport plays a vital role in the development of young men. In particular, we believe that participation in a team sport enhances the educational experience. To this end, it is a school rule that all boys must play an official school sport during both summer and winter terms.

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Facilities & Coaching

Cycling have some great facilities at Bishops. There is a small workshop complete with all the tools and accessories needed to clean and service road and mountain bikes.

This facility is well-used by the team to keep their bicycles in pristine condition as well as learning an essential skill. This workshops shares the bike garage where mountain bikes are stored for use in the Bishops Epic, but are also utilised for outreach, such as cycling training workshops for the Leap school.

The most significant resource is the Bishops Cross Country Eliminator course which winds its way through 1.2km of greenbelt on our campus. This track built by legendary trail designer, Meurant Botha, is maintained by the boys. The track has already hosted a national intershool eliminator series a number of times and is the only one of its kind in the Cape Town area. Regular rides off campus are also possible through our 14 bike trailer which can hold all bikes from 26" - 29" wheels and accommodates both regular skewer-mount forks as well as through axle. It has an A-frame to accommodate down-hill bikes too.