The Walloon course is tight and twisty with obstacles and long gradual descents and climbs, it’s hard to go fast and you have to time the overtaking to make best use of the short sprints.
Congratulations to our resident 24hr champ Pete Bigailia for his 1st in category and 7th overall result for yesterday’s Jetblack 24hr race in Rydal, NSW!
He covered 226.3km and climbed 2,724m over 27 laps averaging 00:36:53 per lap. You can find the official results posted > here < and keep an eye on Rocky Trail Entertainment’s facebook page for upcoming photos.
Good work Pete!
Port to Port MTB – 4 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – 24-27 May 2018 – Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley
Keen to ride Port to Port MTB 24-27 May and help the club? To celebrate the 5th year, Port to Port MTB is offering 5% discount for you and a 5% cashback for the club. Sign up for the 4 day event before 28 Feb using our club code ‘BUSHRANGERS’.
Port to Port MTB is 4 days of awesome trails through state forests, wine country, hinterland, national parks, coastline and mountain bike parks in the spectacular Hunter Valley and Newcastle region. There’s nothing too technical but it will keep your attention, with new terrain and scenery every day. It’s achievable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.
At the end of each day kick back and enjoy the excellent food, local beers (or wine) and everything the Hunter Valley and Newcastle have to offer.
Get the club code then register here – www.porttoportmtb.com/registration
Here’s a handy excuse to head to the far northern parts of Queensland to ride your pushie in August 2018. Expanding on the already popular Rural Rainforest Reef (RRR) cross-country race is the new Reef to Reef stage race.
Over four days R2R throws in the Smithfield and Davies Creek trail networks with most of the RRR course that includes Mt Molloy and Wetherby Station to Port Douglas. The same organisers are behind the Port to Port and Cape to Cape stage races so you can be confident that this will be a well organised affair.
If you do head up – don’t forget there’s great riding to be had in nearby at the Atherton MTB Park.
So I was talking to Chad on Sunday’s ride and he told me about the fun he had at the Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine. So I got to thinking that I should have a look through the results lists of some recent races to see if I recognised any names and lo and behold there were heaps!
At last weekend’s Dingo Duo race at Hidden Vale our Matthew Klibbe and Eugene Craddock were in the duathon with a 5km trail run, a 40km MTB ride and then another 5km trail run. Matt got 1st and Eugene got 3rd. Brilliant work guys! More info <here>
At the recent Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine we had current members, past members and friends Chad Power, Antony Boyd, Kaiden Carter and Levi Van Pan Huis all hammer down the multiple trails on what was a disgustingly hot day. Chad did well with a 6th in his category despite having a busted seat, saggy brake levers and no chance to practice the new trails. More results <here>
At the CycleEpic at Hidden Vale Chad Power, Andrew Head and Eugene Craddock did great in the 52km and the 92km races. Chad scored 5th in his age group and 16th overall. Results here
Nice work everyone and let me know if I forgot anyone so I can give them a shout out too! Seeing people challenging themselves to do well at things they love is inspirational and good to share.
Michael “I think I really did miss someone” Johns