The Victorian regional city of Bendigo again put on a show hosting one of the highest regarded XCM races in Australia. In 2019 the marathon has been recognised as a ‘tier 1’ event in the MTBA national cup. Meaning the highest offering of national ranking points was on offer to the riders in the 100km […]
The Australian XCM championship – Toil rewarded!
The recent Australian XCM Championship was my first ever National Championship in this discipline of cycling. Despite having raced numerous elite national and state titles in road racing and XCO racing I was perhaps more intimidated by the challenge ahead of me at the XCM nationals. Being amongst only 2 riders who opted to take […]
The Golden Triangle Epic provides another battle royale for Australia’s MTB elite!
The Bendigo MTB club has now for many years run one of Australia’s iconic marathon MTB events. The ‘Golden Triangle Epic’, held in the gold mining town of Bendigo about 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne has played host to some of the most exciting races and racers on the famed 52km loop that XCM racers […]
End of the beginning: Imo races the Flight Centre Epic
Last year when Queensland’s biggest and oldest MTB marathon, the Flight Centre Epic rolled around, I had recently returned from World XCM Championships and had had some time off. It had also been raining. The prospect of pedalling through thick black mud for five hours held little attraction for me, and Mike and I sat that […]