Sur­prises on track for Dr Bayn­ton

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

There may be no tandem clown bike this year, but the 2018 Dr Bayn­ton Six-hour Rem­edy Race is set to of­fer plenty of chal­lenges and a few sur­prises.

This year marks the 20th an­niver­sary of the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club and a few changes to the course due to the BMX club’s start­ing gate and fenc­ing ren­o­va­tions.

Club pres­i­dent Damian Muller said prepa­ra­tions for the race had been hec­tic.

“We have had a large num­ber of our vol­un­teers in­volved in work on shut-downs so it has fallen to a few in­di­vid­u­als, but it has all come to­gether,” he said.

“This year we are run­ning an an­ti­clock­wise course and run­ning in re­verse through the BMX track, which will be the first time we have done that. We also have the fan­tas­tic fea­ture of the new start gate to use as a prop for speeches and race brief­ings. ”

Muller said the unique trails in the Pil­bara helped at­tract rid­ers from across the coun­try.

“We have a shorter 6km so­cial loop and a longer 10km loop which will be sim­i­lar in terms of dif­fi­culty and tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise as it was last year,” he said. “The so­cial loop in par­tic­u­lar does cater for newer rid­ers, and the longer route will be able to be rid­den by newer rid­ers but also pro­vides a chal­lenge for more ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers.”

Muller said there had been plenty of con­ver­sa­tion among those vy­ing for the best cos­tume prize, though the lead­ing con­tenders were closely guarded se­crets.

The race will start at 3pm on Sat­ur­day, June 16. Reg­is­tra­tions close at 7pm on Wednes­day, June 13.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr.

Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club pres­i­dent Damian Muller.

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