Early rounds a primer for big events

Pilbara News - - Sport - Amanda Ewin

There are ex­cit­ing times loom­ing for the mem­bers of the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club.

In race round two in the BMBC cham­pi­onship rounds last week­end more than 50 rid­ers com­peted, in­clud­ing a com­bi­na­tion of fierce com­peti­tors with those rid­ing to have fun and be­ing a part of a great com­mu­nity.

Round three of rac­ing takes place this Satur­day, kick­ing off at 4pm.

If you’re a keen pho­tog­ra­pher this is the place to be.

Events are ramp­ing up in the six weeks be­fore the BMBC’s key event, re­named The Yara Dr Bayn­ton’s 6 Hour Rem­edy, on Satur­day June 17 from 3pm to 9pm.

The BMBC have se­cured a ma­jor spon­sor­ship deal from Yara for the next three years to en­sure this fab­u­lous com­mu­nity event con­tin­ues.

The gen­eros­ity of other busi­nesses spon­sor­ing in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gories has also been fab­u­lous.

More than 120 rid­ers took part in last year’s six hour race, with many com­ing from fur­ther afield in­clud­ing Pan­na­won­ica, Ex­mouth and Perth.

Rid­ers com­plete a 10km course, start­ing from the BMX track, as many times as they can in the six-hour time frame.

Com­peti­tors ride solo, in teams of two to four and up to six mem­bers in a so­cial team (rid­ing a shorter loop).

In the lead-up to the event, the club is also run­ning a skills clin­ics week­end spon­sored by Atco Power.

On May 20-21, Perth’s Rock and Roll Moun­tain Bik­ing coaches and a lo­cal Level 2 MTBA coach will be here run­ning all lev­els of skills clin­ics at a much lower price than in the city. Book­ings are now open for the skills clin­ics and the Yara Dr Bayn­ton’s 6 Hour Rem­edy.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book your spot, go to the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club Face­book page or bur­rupmtb.com.

Kel­lie Mac­can ready to roll in race round 2 of the BMBC cham­pi­onship se­ries, which drew big fields.

Amanda Ewin Pic­ture:

Trevor Phelps ready to blitz race round two of the BMBC cham­pi­onship se­ries.

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