Youth Development

Rock Hoppers

Rock Hoppers was founded in 2012 by Carolin Yanik.  Originally was started as a school activity for a few DSW scholars, but the last 5 years the group has grown and developed from strength to strength and is now open to ALL children of all ages.

Since 2017 the Rock Hoppers are now also part of the Rock and Rut Youth Development Program.  The main aim of this program is to teach mountain biking skills, as well as having fun and developing a love for the sport at a young age.  This program is FREE to all Rock and Rut Club Members.

A Rock Hoppers ‘What’s app group’ has been created for regular communication, it is administered by the Rock Hoppers’ committee members.

Training plans will be distributed quarterly indicating the training times and venues.

The training groups are split between beginners and advanced.

An indemnity form for each child has to be completed and emailed to the Rock Hoppers email address ( or handed to any of the committee members.

A Rock Hoppers Facebook group has been created to share photos of events. Please join the group to get access to the pictures.


Your Rock Hoppers committee

Michael Lowe, Renate Sowden, Hella Rust, Claudia Surén , Bianca Janse van Vuuren, Carolin Janik


Tel: +264 81 222 1285