Riders witty in pink for race to raise can­cer char­ity cash

Pilbara News - - Sport - Amanda Ewin

Satur­day was Ladies’ Day at the races — the moun­tain bike races, that is.

Seventy riders, many dressed in pink, took on an epic chal­lenge to ride from the BMX track along 15 to 24km of sin­gle and four-wheel-drive tracks through the hills to Kar­ratha Bowls Club.

The event was part of Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club’s Pink Day ride fundraiser.

The shorter course for ju­niors and sport-level com­peti­tors was com­plete with in­ter­est­ing ob­sta­cles, in­clud­ing rid­ing through a con­crete tun­nel to avoid a road cross­ing.

Riders in the ex­pert and elite cat­e­gories took on a longer route which in­cluded a few dif­fi­cult, rocky as­cents and de­scents be­fore wind­ing their way to the back of the golf course through sandy ter­rain and cross­ing the fin­ish line.

Riders were greeted with a glass of pink bub­bles at the end of the race.

Kar­ratha Bowl­ing Club put on a fab­u­lous spread for din­ner, with many riders and their fam­i­lies stay­ing on af­ter the race to cel­e­brate their achieve­ments. As it was Pink Day, funds were raised for breast can­cer re­search, through gold coin do­na­tions.

There are two races re­main­ing in the group’s Club Cham­pi­onship se­ries.

See bur­rupmtb.com or the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club Face­book page.

Amanda Ewin Pic­ture:

Lizeth De la Hoz Ruiz, Amanda Ewin, Ka­t­rina Cop­ping, Robyn BradleyMinogue and Kathryn Heaton dressed up in pink for the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club's Pink Day ride.

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