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SS1 & SS2 Event Report

Friday, 29 June 2012

Glengarry SS1


The re-scheduled first race of this year’s Super Series, saw a return to the Glengarry Campus of the Scots College School. Located in Kangaroo Valley the private grounds contain a myriad of single track and some steep climbs to enjoy the views of the nearby Morton National Park, unfortunately the weather was similar to last year, cool with a very Scottish like drizzle!

Kangaroo Valley local, Jim Andersen had set out the relatively short but challenging sprint courses. The map scale and technical nature of the riding meant that riders needed full concentration to avoid making navigation errors or coming to grief in the slippery conditions.

Our thanks again to the Scots College for generously allowing us to use their grounds, hopefully we will return again sometime in sunnier conditions so riders can fully appreciate the natural beauty of this venue. 


Currambene SS2


Sunday saw the trip over to South Nowra to the popular Currambene Forest for another go to run last September’s event, which had to be cancelled at the last minute due to very heavy rain.

The lead up to the event was not looking hopeful with another wet week, fortunately we had a bit of break on the Sunday morning with cool and sunny conditions. The rain of the previous weeks had attracted the attention of some 4WD enthusiasts, which had left some of the main forest tracks very churned up and muddy, which made even getting to the start line quite an adventure!

Fortunately, out on the courses things got a bit easier with many riders finding that the local club single tracks were sometimes a drier and faster option than the main forest trails. Though not ideal conditions for this venue, most riders enjoyed the long, open courses despite the mud and wading!  

It was good to see a number of new faces plus a strong contingent of riders from the Newcastle area. Our thanks to Andrew Power, Nick Dellagiacoma and Michael Roylance for their efforts behind the scenes in getting these two contrasting MTBO events to happen at short notice

Also a note appreciation for the support of the local South Coast United Mountain Bikers (SCUM) for allowing us to use their club tracks for this event.


Andy Halliday - June 2012