Mountain bikers face stamina test

THE Northern Inland Cross Country Series (NIXCS) for mountain bikers begins in Manilla this weekend.

Mitch Rose in action and preparing for this weekend’s double header at Manilla and 
Tamworth.

Mitch Rose in action and preparing for this weekend’s double header at Manilla and Tamworth.

And mountain bike enthusiasts have a double dose to start with, series organiser  Daniel Raffaele said.

“The Northern Inland Cross Country Series (NIXCS) starts with a double header this Saturday  out at Manilla with an evening race by the Namoi River.

“Then Sunday morning we kick off at the Tamworth Mountain Bike Park with a race with three different tracks for different riding abilities.

“This is the first XC series for this area with races set for Manilla, Tamworth, Inverell, Walcha and Armidale.”

This weekend’s double header costs $30 and is open to anyone with a mountain bike from juniors (Dirtmasters) through to the seniors. 

“This series is the brainchild of Steve Mair from the Tamworth Mountain Bikers Club,” Raffaele said.

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