The 4th and final day of the Arabian Cycle Epic- Jordan was judging by the smiles crossing the finish line, the highlight stage of the whole tour. Riders began this morning at the Shoubak castle which was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century. This sits in a strategic position for defensive purposes which […]
MTB racing in Jordan: Day Two
Stage 1 and day 2 of the Arabian Epic- Jordan was promising to be an exhilarating day of riding. With 46km of riding starting at 1000m above sea level and finishing at 200m below sea level we were all looking forward to ripping down the Jordanian countryside. Alas, as fun as the riding was on […]
Course Records Blown Apart at The Redback 2019
Paul Van der Ploeg thumped the final right hand corner into the Mercure Hotel on Sunday morning in Alice Springs to claim his 5th stage win of the 2019 Redback and overall Redback Crown. And he smashed the course record by four minutes while he was at it—coming home in a tick over two hours. […]
Port to Port stage 3 up and down the mountain we go!
The longest and most difficult stage of the Port to Port is agreed by most to be stage 3. In years past this has been the stage where teams are able to create bigger time gaps to gain or solidify the race lead. This year was shaping up to be no different with close racing […]
Port to Port stage 2: Thrills and spills at Killingworth
Stage 2 of the Port to Port MTB stage race was spoken highly of from competitors who raced a similar course in 2018, high expectations were justified as riders roared through the hard pack yet flowy singletrails of the Southern Hunter Valley. With narrow margins on the GC for the men’s pairs an exciting race […]
High drama on Port to Port stage 1 as interstate riders take the spoils.
The Port to Port now in its 6th year has undoubtedly become one of the premier MTB events on the Australian calendar. With hundreds of riders coming from all over the country and world to compete, news of the race’s amazing trail network and slick organisation has spread far and wide over the race’s short […]
Racing on a Frontier: Easter in the Alice stage 1, Alice Springs
The Easter in the Alice Springs has become somewhat of a pilgrimage for the Australian MTB community over the past 10-15years. With the drawcard of one of the finest single trail networks in Australia couples with a unique and spectacular location it really has become an event that most MTB’ers agree is a ‘must do’ […]
Action underway at Tasmania’s premier stage race.
The Hellfire Cup now in it’s 5th year has quickly become a staple in the Australian MTB stage race calendar. Always attracting a high quality field of racers from across the country. The race is located an easy 45minute drive from the island’s growing major city Hobart meaning logistics and access is very straightforward. The […]
Stage set for 24th Crocodile Trophy in Cairns
The iconic Crocodile Trophy has long established itself as one of the most difficult and spectacular MTB stage races on the calendar. Somewhat of a pioneer in this format of MTB racing The Crocodile Trophy has seen many adaptations since it’s first edition in 1995 that ran from Darwin to Cairns. The race now takes […]
Equipment choices for MTB stage races
After finishing the recent Tour de Timor I have been giving my bike a post stage race overhaul. Going through my bike and all my personal equipment after many of these ‘adventure style’ stage races over the years has given me a deeper insight into appropriate equipment selection than I had before. By ‘adventure style’ […]