The Western Sydney Mountain Bike Club held a XC race at their Yellomundee track on the Sunday of the June long weekend. A good turn out saw some quality racing, with the A Grade women’s field made up of riders who’ll also be competing against each other during next weekend’s state round at Ourimbah. There were also a lot of people out there just riding for the fun of it. I admit to being slightly jealous of their ability to chat and ride, while I huffed and puffed as though I was auditioning for the role of the Big Bad Woof. Read More
On Sunday I joined some of the crew from the Manly Warringah Mountain Bike Club (MWMTB) for one of their organised social rides. This one took in the techy, sandy tracks around Menai, southwest of Sydney. It was great fun following skilled riders down quick rocky descents and meeting other women with a skill level that would make some guys go weak at the knees!
Further info on the MWMTB soical rides can be found on the club webpage with different rides catering for different skill and fitness levels. They’re a great way for Sydney folk to discover new trails and meet some like-minded people – especially if there’s no racing that weeked or competition isn’t really your thing. I’ll be leading a women’s ride later in the year.
The National Solo 24 Champs were held at Majura Pines in Canberra over the Easter long weekend. The battle for the Aussie jersies was one of the most exciting to date, with the top riders in the male and female categories within minutes of each other during the night. 18 year old Mark Tupalski (pictured) put in an impressive 37 laps of the sub 10km course to grab a top 10 finish in his first solo 24. Read More