Up­hill bat­tle

Moun­tain bik­ers tackle Gap Ridge

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Round eight of the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club’s Scott Cy­cles Club Cham­pi­onship saw 41 riders take to the course be­hind Bayn­ton West on Au­gust 8.

The elite and ex­pert course took riders from the start line be­hind the Bayn­ton hills to­wards Gap Ridge with sev­eral tough climbs and some tech­ni­cal fast-flow­ing down­hill sec­tions be­tween.

The re­turn sec­tion of the course was a lit­tle flat­ter with only one climb, then on to some fast-flow­ing sin­gle track back to the start/fin­ish line.

The sports, ju­nior and in­tro cat­e­gories com­pleted a 3.3km course sim­i­lar to the elite and ex­pert for the first half of the lap, with slight vari­a­tion on to some four-wheel-drive tracks on the down­hill and flat sin­gle track for the re­turn leg.

Af­ter the event a few well-earned re­fresh­ments were had be­fore the race round pre­sen­ta­tions were held.

A gold-coin do­na­tion for the re­fresh­ments were passed on to Alana Kidd, who on Septem­ber 5 will take part in the Dwellingup 100 Moun­tain Bike Race.

Satur­day’s race was fol­lowed by Dirt­mas­ters event on Sun­day morn­ing. Dirt­mas­ters caters for riders from the ages of three to 12.

This ses­sion was held on the Dirt­mas­ters and skills cir­cuits.

The 10 riders were bro­ken into two groups, with each group tak­ing turns to hit each of the cir­cuits.

Check bur­rupmtb.com or find Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club on Face­book for more de­tails about the com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­ture: Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club

Alana Kidd will head to Dwellingup next month.

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