Great start to sea­son de­spite heat

Pilbara News - - Sport - Amanda Ewin

The moun­tain bik­ing sea­son got off to a fab­u­lous start at the week­end with an amaz­ing 75 rid­ers brav­ing the hot weather for the first race of the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club’s cham­pi­onship se­ries.

Rac­ing kicked off be­hind the BMX track on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Many of the rid­ers were rel­a­tively new to moun­tain bik­ing, with some us­ing the club’s loan bikes.

There was a record turnout with the most women rid­ers (21) and ju­niors (10) ever at a club race round.

Race plac­ings were hotly con­tested, high­light­ing those who had been spend­ing time out on the trails over sum­mer.

Ju­nior rid­ers Will Gethin and Dy­lan Muller are both un­der 18, but pushed the adult rid­ers, show­ing what is pos­si­ble with a few years of prac­tice.

A ju­nior rider from last sea­son, Toby Muller, 18, is now in the WA Down­hill ju­nior de­vel­op­ment squad.

The club’s so­cial com­mit­tee put on a bar­be­cue post-race for many hun­gry rid­ers and the vast ma­jor­ity stayed to so­cialise as the sun went down.

To stay up-to-date on all events, fol­low the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club page on Face­book.

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