Kath Bicknell


Manly Warringah Social Rides

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.

Onya Bike Belconnen + Civic Aussie Solo Champs

mark-tupalskiThe 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

Verofit Nutrition Support


Verofit make a range of nutrition products for use during and after exercise.  Being Swiss, the research which has gone into these products is pretty astounding.  You can read more about this from their Australian website here. Read More

The Mont 24 Hour Race

The Mont” is the event that kicked off MTB endurance racing in Australia over ten years ago.  It’s a great chance to catch up with people I’ve met through these types of events over the years, and really exciting to see a large portion of the field doing something like this for the first time.

This year I rode with a group of good friends and riding buddies in a team for Dirt Works Australia.  Relaxed attitudes, consistent laps and happy chatter around the campsite proved to be the winning formula for a first place finish in a large teams category.  Thanks to everyone who made the event happen and to all the riders who shared in the fun out on the track.

Enduro Issue 11

issue-111 Issue 11 is packed with more great stories, interviews and reviews.  It also has some new features including columns, a chat within the bike industry and a training Q & A with Aussie mountain biking legend, Mark Fenner.  I have a few pieces of writing in there too.

It’s out now at all good newsagents, or at your door if you subscribe.  Come on, you know you want to!