Cy­clists rid­ing high af­ter Cape to Cape chal­lenge

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

Three Kar­ratha-based women have fin­ished in the top 10 of their cat­e­gories at one of WA’s big­gest moun­tain bik­ing events.

Around 20 rid­ers headed south to take the Cape to Cape MTB chal­lenge, which sees rid­ers tackle a 220km course through for­est and coastal scrub­land be­tween Au­gusta and Duns­bor­ough.

Amanda Ewin led the Pil­bara con­tin­gent and was sec­ond in the women’s 40-49-yearold cat­e­gory in a time of 11hr 0min. 34sec.

Janyce Crawford was sixth in the women’s 50-59-year-old group and Tracey Chap­man was sev­enth in the open women’s sec­tion.

Of the men mak­ing the trek south, 17-year-old Toby Muller im­pressed, fin­ish­ing 36th in the open men’s cat­e­gory and 54th over­all in a time of 9:20:19.

Richie Chip­man was only one minute be­hind him at 38th in the open and 59th over­all.

Dy­lan Muller, 15, fin­ished his first multi-day stage race in 326th place over­all.

Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club pres­i­dent Damien Muller said Kar­ratha rid­ers per­formed well among the 1000-strong field of com­peti­tors.

Pic­ture: Damien Muller

Some of the Kar­ratha rid­ers who take part in the Cape to Cape.

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