Cat­tle mooove over

Isis Town and Country - - SPORT -

IN THE hills just out­side Childers, to­wards Biggen­den, on a patch of land, the usual four-legged res­i­dents have been asked to step aside on Sun­day for round five of the Bund­aberg Moun­tain­bike Club XCO se­ries.

Built by An­drew Cole dur­ing the past eight years on a cat­tle prop­erty, the track is sure to test ev­ery rider in each class.

While shorter than Cordalba, the track has fast-flow­ing sec­tions, tech­ni­cal de­scents and an over­all climb of 70m which will chal­lenge even the fittest com­peti­tor.

In the ex­pert men’s cat­e­gory, which will race over 6.5 laps of the 5km course, se­ries leader Michael Eng­land is the favourite but will be chased by Toby Boy­lan and Brad Davis.

Davis was hang­ing on to Eng­land’s wheel in the last round, but a punc­ture stopped the pur­suit and Davis will be out for re­venge this time around.

The track is built on pri­vate land and is not open to the public.

To reg­is­ter for the event – reg­is­tra­tions close Satur­day af­ter­noon – go to the club Face­book page.


TEST­ING TRACK: Rid­ers test the new track at Childers thatwill be used for the first time this week­end.

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