Australian Mountain Bike - - Contents -

If you have never been to a ma­jor moun­tain­bike event, you owe it to yourself to make it a pri­or­ity in the near fu­ture. Be­ing in the one spot with so many keen moun­tain­bik­ers, be they new to the sport or some­one who lives and breathes knobby tyres.

The Cairns World Cup was a muddy, hu­mid af­fair, but the vibe in the for­est was in­fec­tious. The roar as rid­ers came along the course, with people hang­ing from trees, snap­ping pho­tos and wav­ing cam­eras on sticks, has to be felt.

This is­sue cov­ers a lot of com­pet­i­tive moun­tain­bik­ing from Cairns to the Na­tional En­duro Se­ries and the Real In­sur­ance XCM Se­ries. It’s worth re­mem­ber­ing that you don’t need to be elite to take part in events. Along with be­ing a mem­ber of a club, it’s a great way to meet people and dis­cover new pal­ces to ride. And see­ing the top rid­ers per­form can be truly in­spir­ing.

So en­joy the first win­ter is­sue, and en­joy the crisp tem­per­a­tures out rid­ing your bike.

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