Mountain bikers get into cross-country format

TAMWORTH Mountain Bikers begin a new challenge this evening.

The club starts a Summer Series XC today at Tamworth Bike Park,   publicity officer Daniel Raffaele said.

“This series is open to first- timers as a fitness challenge or to the hardcore racers,” Raffaele said.

“It will run over the next eight weeks, with two rounds being run in Manilla. 

“The format is a 45 minute cross-country style race. 

“It is split into different categories depending on age and fitness. 

“The track is chosen on the day and is shortened to 2-3km. Then you do as many laps as you can in the 45-minute time. 

“Everyone is welcome. 

“We have the Elite, Super Sports, Sports Challenge and Dirt Masters (children’s).

“The cost is gold coin donation and if you’re not a member of the Tamworth Mountain Bikers, then you pay $5 for a licence.”

He said it all starts at 6pm.

 Theclub is are also preparing for an AY-UP Dusk till Dawn 12-hour night race.

“We have the world 24hr solo champion, Jason English, competing in the race,” Raffaele said.

“We’ve got some great riders coming. 

“It should be awesome,” he said.

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