Soaring temperatures no barrier for keen riders
More than 20 mountain bike riders braved some very hot weather on Sunday for the last race of the Burrup Mountain Bike Club’s Summer Series, riding laps of a 5km course through the rugged Karratha hills.
Leaving the comfort of airconditioning is not easy on a 42C day, but those who did were rewarded with a fun course and everyone was smiling when they crossed the finish line.
Intrepid junior Harry Bray, 12, took part in his first event and finished the race on a borrowed bike after suffering double punctures caused by the rocky terrain.
Riders are now preparing for the winter championship series, with the first of nine races starting on April 1. There is a social event planned for Saturday March 25 — a poker run designed for all skill and fitness levels.
For those keen to see what mountain biking is all about, the club has good-quality loan bikes available in all sizes.
You can stay up-to-date with club activities on the Burrup Mountain Bike Club Facebook page or visit burrupmtb. com.
Junior rider Harry Bray, 12, and support rider Darren Clark.