EN­DURO EDGE

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - JAMES KITTO

MAY­DENA Bike Park will play host to one of Aus­tralia’s ma­jor moun­tain bike na­tional cham­pi­onships next year in a boon for one of the coun­try’s new­est bike parks.

The May­dena track will show­case the 2019 En­duro Na­tional Cham­pi­onship, one of moun­tain bik­ing’s premier com­pe­ti­tions.

Moun­tain Bike Aus­tralia CEO Shane Cop­pin said the May­dena Bike Park was a per­fect fit to host the na­tional cham­pi­onship.

“Ev­ery­one is talk­ing about May­dena and its su­perb trail net­work,” he said.

“It will be ex­cit­ing to see rid­ers test their level of skill at this world-class venue.”

Mr Cop­pin said MTBA was hop­ing to bring more ma­jor events to the Der­went Val­ley bike park in the fu­ture.

May­dena Bike Park manag­ing di­rec­tor Si­mon French said the na­tional cham­pi­onships will be the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to show off the May­dena track on the na­tional stage.

“The park has a mas­sive 820 ver­ti­cal me­tres of wilder­ness ter­rain and I think rid­ers will ex­pe­ri­ence the best of the best en­dure trails in the coun­try,” he said.

The event will be held No­vem­ber 23-24 next year. Sched­ule and on­line reg­is­tra­tion dates for the cham­pi­onships will be re­leased early next year.

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