Ris­ing Sor­ley sec­ond in su­per se­ries

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Whit­sun­day lo­cal Sam Sor­ley has won sil­ver at the Mackay Moun­tain Bike club’s third and fi­nal race of their cross­coun­try se­ries on Satur­day night.

The se­ries, held over eight weeks with more than 50 riders, con­cluded with a one-hour race at Rowal­lan Park last week­end.

Sam, a Whit­sun­day Moun­tain Bike Club mem­ber, fin­ished sec­ond to Mackay’s Eva Pless­ing in the race to se­cure the win for the se­ries out­right.

Whit­sun­day club pres­i­dent Michael Sor­ley also had a solid race, fin­ish­ing fifth to take a se­ries win in his di­vi­sion.

In other news, the Whit­sun­day Moun­tain Bike Club has held an ‘in­tro­duc­tion to moun­tain bik­ing’ two-day camp.

The ini­tia­tive wel­comed first-timers Josh Dyke, Bret Schy and Steve Knight, who all re­turned solid per­for­mances.

Last Sun­day morn­ing, an ad­di­tional six riders from Mackay and Mo­ran­bah joined Whit­sun­day for a skills ses­sion, led by MTBA ac­cred­ited coach Peter Lis­ter.

“The skills ses­sion was ex­tremely suc­cess­ful with par­tic­i­pants learn­ing how to cor­ner ef­fi­ciently and con­fi­dently. Im­prove­ment was no­tice­able in the 90-minute les­son and was fol­lowed by a guided ride of the trails where we got to put our new tips into prac­tice,” club sec­re­tary Chris Labes said.

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