Kath Bicknell

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.

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BMC Mountains-to-Beach

From March 1 to 6 I joined 171 other riders on a mission to get from Thredbo to Narooma in  fast, fun, dirt road style.  The views were amazing, and I’d like to do the whole thing again looking sideways as well as straight ahead.  The riding was broken into several stages over the week.  It was tough, but satisfying, and has given me renewed enthusiasm for wanting to get fit on the road bike in between techo sessions on the dirt.

More information and photos from the race can be found here.  It will be on again next year from Feb 28 to March 5.

**Update** I  wrote two longer articles on the race, which are a tad more informative than the highlights paragraph above.  This one was for Pedal Pushers Online, and this one was for Freewheel Magazine.