And the new – National Cup

If you’ve looked at the MTBA calendar recently and wandered through into 2019, you would have seen some funny little mountain symbols beside a few races. If you’re up with the goss, you will know that these little mountains represent the new National Cup that has transformed the national series …

XCM World Championships 2018

Six hours through the Italian dolomites covering 100 km of steep climbs, slippery and technical single trails and tough road climbs – so what did it take? Let’s see thanks to my Stages power meter and Dash!   The 2018 XC Marathon World Championships was touted by the race favourites …

A Tumultuous Update

Things have been tumultuous since my last tumultuous post over on MarathonMTB.com. At that stage, I was coming back from illness and trying to formulate plan C or maybe D of my Europe trip. I think I’m up to calling the situation ‘fluid’ now! After a bumpy start to the …

The story of Nerang – A bigger picture

I think this race report is my first in over 12 months. Not that I haven’t raced or had good, bad or ‘interesting’ racing experiences in that time. I just haven’t found the time to put all these adventures into my typewriter so thanks to flight delays and my Uni …

The racing season begins!

This year has gone about as fast as they all do, too fast! Already it’s April and it’s time to pack up and head overseas to race bicycles in the summer heat of Europe. Although, it is still snowing at my first destination, so I should probably hold off on …

The Eliminator is back!

After a brief hiatus, the much-loved discipline of XCE or Sprint eliminator will be making its return to the international calendar for 2017! The 8 round series will visit three continents and seven different cities over a six month period and will bring mountain biking to the people.   A mixture of …

MT Taylor National XCO – Rounds 5 & 6

Round 5 – MTBA Holly Harris (NSW) and Brendan Johnston (ACT) broke through for their maiden elite national cross country series win in Round 5 of the 2017 XCO National Series at Mt Taylor in Bairnsdale on Saturday. It also marked the continued dominance of Cameron Wright (QLD) in the Junior Men, …

Dan and Bec on Scott Bikes!

  Some great news has come in ahead of this weekends XCO National series rounds 5 & 6 with the announcement that Dan McConnell and Bec Henderson will be on Scott bikes for the 2017 National season and World Cup season. Check out the media release below. Good luck Dan and Bec! …

An Epic start – UCI World Cup 2018

Even though the races for 2017 have barely begun, the plans have been finalised for the 2018 UCI World Cup already! Next year will see seven rounds in the XCO series with a healthy dose of old favourites as well as a curious inclusion at the beginning of the year. …

National XCO series – Armidale

This weekend sees the Australian MTB national series head out to Armidale in regional New South Wales for the much anticipated first national race for the New England Mountain bike club (NEMTB). The club and region has a rich history of producing high quality riders that includes four current national …