Rid­ers em­brace event

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

‘‘Bring on next year’’, Win­ter Quest event man­ager Nigel Lines says.

Lines, who was the man be­hind the in­au­gu­ral moun­tain­bike event, said people trav­elled from around the re­gion, as well as Christchurch, Dunedin and In­ver­cargill for the off-road race which looped around Quest Farm at Low­burn.

The track was chal­leng­ing but achiev­able for all ages, with two 10-years-olds com­plet­ing 10km loops each, as well as vet­eran rid­ers, Lines said.

Lines wanted to thank the landown­ers, ex­hibitors and spon­sors of the event.

He was al­ready play­ing around with the course to make some ‘‘tweaks’’ for the next event, which would in­clude an af­ter­party, he said. He was also plan­ning a sum­mer event. ◗ Over­all win­ners – men’s: Paul Wright, Wanaka, 1.52; Shaun Port­e­gys, Alexan­dra 1.54; Bob McLach­lan, Wanaka, 2.02. Women’s : Kathy Kelly, Roxburgh, 2.14; Melissa Newell, Wanaka, 2.25; Kather­ine Eus­tace, Wanaka, 2.27.

Photo: EYETOEYE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Bring it on: Judd Raw­cliffe of Cromwell com­pet­ing in the Win­ter Quest event at Low­burn on Satur­day.

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