Club to host event in rider’s memory
The Burrup Mountain Bike Club will host a memorial mountain bike ride for Matt Pennington through the Karratha Hills this weekend as part of their summer series.
The ride will start at 5.30pm on Sunday, February 7, with sign-on from 4.30pm.
It will consist of a 4.6km course, starting from Hidden Valley and following signs from The Ranges, the same course ridden by Mr Pennington the last time he rode.
Mr Pennington had taken to mountain biking recently and went out on regular rides with club members.
He and Lawrence Smith died last month when their boat hit rocks at Mawby Island in the Dampier Archipelago.
The pair had only met recently through a mutual friend and shared a passion for spearfishing.
The summer series events are based around riding as many laps of a set course as you can in an hour.