6-8 November, Anglesea, Victoria
Time to get your entries in Australia!!
New Zealand is leading the way with host state Victoria in getting their entries in for the Australian MTBO Champs in early November.
Unless more Aussies get cracking and enter our AUS Champs, it may be a bit of a cake walk for the Kiwis to take out the ANZ Challenge this year.
At present there are just 67 entries in the Long Champs with 20 of them from New Zealand and 26 from Victoria. The other states are sadly lagging well behind.
What about the battle for the Champion State and the National Series?
NSW – JUST 7 entries, Queensland ONLY 5, same number as WA. 2 from Tassie and nothing from SA or ACT!
We have one entry from Russia and one from the UK, so those two are ready to commit.
ENTRIES CLOSE. ON 26TH OCT
A BIG REMINDER: This year’s Aus MTBO Champs is going to be very special with brand new mapped areas to use and explore and all on Victoria’s spectacular Surf Coast. I’ve been out test riding courses over the last few weeks, and these maps include some fantastic and fun riding while giving you a really good navigational challenge. This unique coastal forest is magic to ride through in Spring time. Wildflowers, blossom and lovely smells. Each course includes one or 2 controls with amazing lookout views – you can spend as much time there as you like during your course 🙂
GREAT NEWS – These Championships are now also the first round of the WORLD MASTERS MTBO SERIES, so unless we get a large influx of entries from Europe, you should all get a good start in the series points scoring.
The carnival is also a round of the National Series, a World Ranking Event for Elites in the Middle and Long races, a round of the World Masters Series and again this year will also be an Australia New Zealand Challenge for the age classes.
The events are held just over an hours drive from Melbourne airport and about 30 minutes from Jetstar’s Avalon airport.
There are four events to compete in over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus, if you are able to stay in Victoria until the following weekend, there is a 6 hour MTB Rogaine event near Daylesford to finish off your trip.
You can read all about the events, the details and plans in Bulletin 1&2 which can be found on ausmtbochamps.com. This website is the central place for news and information about the championships.
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posted by Ken Thompson on behalf of Kay Haarsma