What race do you miss the most? Team rider and contributor Justin Morris reflects on some of the races we longer get to pin a number on for.
The Highland Fling has, over the past 13 years, become a staple and a classic event on the Australian MTB calendar. The 120km jaunt through the singletrack, forestry roads and farm tracks of NSW’s Southern Highlands has attracted tens of thousands of competitors from around the country and the globe over its existence. Due to […]
Photos by Zoe Binder and Richie Tyler The Australian marathon mountain bike calendar has swollen to bursting point, and not every event cuts it. But the Highland Fling has always been amongst the biggest and the best in the country. Rolling into Bundanoon yesterday afternoon, it was easy to be reminded why. Racers and their […]
This form guide for the Highland Fling has been provided by Swell-Specialized racer Andrew Blair. It’s November again. That means daylight saving has started, the weather is getting nice, and of course the Highland Fling is just around the corner! As always the field is very strong. Looking through the start list there are a […]
When marathon races started developing in Australia about 15 years ago, they were very different to how they are today. The majority were point-to-point events, through farmland, country dirt roads, singletrack, quad bike trails and undeveloped animal trails. The mountain biking experience was raw, and riders often had to negotiate gates, creek crossings, and long […]
I am sure Bundanoon was a popular search location for all the weather websites last week and despite checking at least 4, they were all in agreement: The 8th running of the CamelBak Highland Fling was going to be a wet one and possibly for the first time in the events history? Saturday’s events escaped […]
Although the Elite women’s field had already shrunk at the 2013 Camelbak Highland Fling in comparison to 2012, injury and illness have halved the Elite women’s field, as Jenny Fay (Swell-Specialized) and Imogen Smith (Subaru-MarathonMTB.com) have had to withdraw from the Fling, perhaps one of the most prestigious Marathon races in Australia. “I’m disappointed to […]
Entries for the 2013 Camelbak Highland Fling open on Juy 1st, 2013. Whether you’re a mountain bike racing veteran, or new to the scene, the CamelBak Highland Fling is the race to mark on your riding calendar. Not only will you have the chance to compete alongside Australia’s top elite riders, but you’ll experience a […]