18 Hours of Melrose

It’s on again! Mark it in your calendars. Midnight Start Fri 6th Sep – Sat 7th 6pm.

Registration Starts 1st June.

We would like to introduce a new catergory to our 18 hour event, this has been put on due to feedback from the survey we put out to all of you.  There are riders out there that are just getting into the sport and would like to see a 6 hr category - this is also designed for less experienced riders who will not need to ride at night as this will finish at 6pm Saturday.

We have kept the Friday night midnight start to allow plenty of time to get home on the Sunday – and by us getting the date out there now will give you plenty of time to ask for the Friday off to come up here! Finishing at 6pm Saturday allows you to be social – chat about the race over a beer and then be back on the trails that you love on Sunday before you depart!

The course last year worked really well ( after some tweaking ) so expect a nice flowy fun trail with a few technical bits that Melrose is known for – approx 10km loops! Nothing to hard – as long as you have riden some singletrack- it should be achievable by almost all fairly competent mountain bike riders with a reasonable level of fitness. It is not designed for the complete novice or inexperienced mountain bike rider. Each lap of the course will take an average of 45 mins – 1 hour.

We are out there promoting this event at all the big events like Mont 24 /Capital Punishment in Canberra / Mt Buller Festival in VIC / Highland Fling in NSW so feel free to chat to Rich about it – he will be at the Squirt Lube Station or on the trails!

Registrations will open August 2012 – costs and more information out soon, any questions contact kerri@otesports.com.au

 

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