Cyclists riding high after Cape to Cape challenge
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.
Some of the Karratha riders who take part in the Cape to Cape.