Rid­ers in­vited to try moun­tain bik­ing

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


RID­ERS from the Whit­sun­day Moun­tain Bike Club (WMTBC) launched them­selves and their bikes, into the rac­ing sea­son over the weekend in Townsville.

Four WMTBC rid­ers pulled on the full-face hel­mets and pointed their bikes downhill as they took on the chal­leng­ing course at Mount Stu­art on Satur­day.

Downhill was a new dis­ci­pline for the Whit­sun­day rid­ers and it proved to be a chal- leng­ing course. Ben Roe and Mick Sor­ley proved they had enough gas in the tank and came out on the podium tak­ing sec­ond and third place re­spec­tively.

Sun­day morn­ing saw three more rid­ers (one from Air­lie and two from Hamil­ton Is­land) line up for the pop­u­lar dis­ci­pline of en­duro rac­ing.

All rid­ers did ex­cep­tion­ally well with Jamie Jochheim miss­ing a podium fin­ish by 30 sec­onds in the open cat­e­gory and Chris Labes tak­ing a win for the ladies. The WMTBC is look­ing for more mem­bers and in­vites any­one in­ter­ested in the sport to join them this Satur­day from 1pm for a free bar­beque at Brandy Creek.

There will be 20 dif­fer­ent demo bikes that rid­ers can bor­row and ev­ery­one is wel­come to join in on any of the guided rides hosted by the club on the day.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.whit­sun­day mtbc.com.au/demo.

MEM­BERS WANTED: Whit­sun­day Moun­tain Bike Club (WMTBC) mem­bers Chris Labes, Ben Roe, Sam Sor­ley, Mick Sor­ley and Jamie Jochheim were in ac­tion at Townsville on the weekend.

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