Big week­end for En­duro rough rid­ers

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

SOME of the world’s best off-road mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ers will take on Aus­tralia’s best this week­end in the Hog’s Breath Four-Day En­duro.

The race is held across four days and be­gan on Thurs­day. But there will still be plenty of week­end ac­tion as rid­ers cover more than 1000km and spend more than 30 hours on the mo­tor­cy­cles, tack­ling a course of rough ter­rain.

Rid­ers not only have to ride by them­selves, they also have to ser­vice their own bikes. But that hasn’t stopped more than 350 rid­ers sign­ing up for the chal­lenge. Among the en­tries is five-times MX world cham­pion Joel Smets, who will ride his fac­tory-backed BMW.

Pol­ish en­duro spe­cial­ist Bar­tosz Oblucki and Ital­ian An­toine Meo are other high-profile im­ports. Aussie ex­pat Jake Sta­ple­ton will try to up­hold lo­cal hon­our.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the events of­fi­cial web­site at www.a4de.com

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