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 …

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 …

A Legacy – Nerang 2018 Commonwealth Games course

There is a bit over 380 days until hundreds of the best athletes from across the commonwealth descend onto the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Many of the facilities have either been started or finished in anticipation for one of the largest sporting events to hit the Gold …

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 …