Capital Punishment 2015

On Saturday the 7th of March, I rode the last ever Capital Punishment event in Canberra, ACT. After six years, race organiser Aroc Sport has decided to pull the pin and will concentrate on their other events; ‘Kayak for Kids’ as well as ‘The North Face 100’—an epic marathon run held in the Blue Mountains National Park. 

11th March 2015 · Leave a Comment · More »

JetBlack 24 Hour & Solo National Championships

The seventh JetBlack 24 Hour mountain bike endurance event was held at The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan in Sydney on the weekend. For the first time, the JetBlack 24 Hour also hosted the official Australian 24 Hour Solo National Championships and Jason English from Port Macquarie (NSW) defended his title in the men's overall. Victoria's cross-country racer Tory Thomas re-claimed the women's title after a victory in 2004 again at Mt Annan. 

3rd December 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Rocky Trail Rollercoaster #3 – Ourimbah

There’s lots of talk about ‘enduro’ these days with ‘enduro’ specific this and that being pushed by bike companies, but what’s it all about? We travelled up to Ourimbah last weekend to get our #enduro on and find out. 

21st November 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Courtney Field’s Junior World Championships Experience 2014

My name is Courtney Field, I’m 17 years old and I just came back from the 2014 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Korea. Luckily enough I got picked for the Australian team after my successful nationals in Adelaide. After that a lot of hard work had to come, having 6 months to prepare for the world championships.

19th November 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Sydney to the Gong 2014 Raises Three Million for MS

The first Tuesday in November is famous for being Melbourne Cup day, but the first Sunday in November is equally famous in cycling circles for being Sydney to the Gong day.

19th November 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Fitz's Challenge 2014

If you’re looking for something a bit hillier and harder than your typical mass participation ride, then make the trip to Canberra next October for the annual Fitz’s Challenge. Like so many events, the Fitz’s Challenge started as a small, grass roots ride back in 1989 and has grown over the years to become both the major event and vital annual fundraiser for Pedal Power ACT.

18th November 2014 · Leave a Comment · More »

Tail Wind Blows Riders from Sydney to the Gong

The Sydney to the Gong is one of Australia's oldest and most successful mass participation rides. In fact, these days it has become so successful that the field is capped at 10,000 riders to prevent the course becoming too crowded.

5th November 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Record Field for Fitz's Challenge

Sunday 27th October saw the latest running of the annual Fitz's Challenge. What started as a tiny grass roots event on 29th October 1989 with 37 riders in two rides.

5th November 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Sydney 12 Hour 2013

Jason English Wins 2013 Sydney 12 Hour!

More than 350 racers participated in this year’s JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour endurance mountain bike race at Dargle Farm near Windsor. The reigning 24 Hour Solo World Champion Jason English from Port Macquarie claimed the elite men’s win at the Rocky Trail Entertainment event for the fifth time in a row and National 24 Hour Solo Champion Liz Smith from Wollongong won the women’s elite category.

10th October 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »

Awaba Chocolate Foot 2013

This weekend just gone, we loaded up the Mountain Biking Australia Rav 4 and headed to Awaba near Newcastle for round three of the SRAM Singletrack Mind series. Run by the Chocolate Foot team, this five race series has been hampered by poor weather but thankfully the conditions were ideal this time around.

2nd October 2013 · Leave a Comment · More »