Soar­ing tem­per­a­tures no bar­rier for keen rid­ers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Amanda Ewin

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.

Pic­ture: Amanda Ewin

Ju­nior rider Harry Bray, 12, and sup­port rider Dar­ren Clark.

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