Cold weather but hot racing

TOP STUFF: South Coast United Mountainbikers podium finishers in their race Cooper Barrett and Alastair Urquhart.

TOP STUFF: South Coast United Mountainbikers podium finishers in their race Cooper Barrett and Alastair Urquhart.

THE South Coast United Mountainbikers (SCUM) held their monthly competition on Sunday at the Butterfly mountain bike track just south of Nowra.

The weather was chilly in the morning but things soon heated up with some red hot racing.

Five rugged-up youngsters enjoyed racing around their own special track in the Mud Flickers event.  

This race is for children who are too young to complete one five kilometre lap of the full track.

Track conditions were good after some light rain during the week dampened the dust.  

The track crew had been busy building some new berms and improving the trails, so a big thanks to the dedicated members who put in the hours to ensure great racing once a month.  

The weather gods were smiling on the riders and although the morning was overcast, the rain held off throughout the race.  

Participant numbers were down due to Lake Lunacy and the Chocolate Foot race being held on the same day.

Results were available on the day and can be viewed at www.scum.asn.au. 

The Pink Wheel race is coming up on August 17.  

It is an all ages and categories family event with a focus on women.

If you know any women who are interested in having a go at mountain bike racing then encourage them to come along and join in the fun.  

This will also be a pink ribbon cancer council fund raising event raising money for cancer research.

The Pink Wheel race will be held at Coondoo. The track is rated intermediate with B lines around difficult sections and is about 10 kilometres long.  

Race participants can choose to do from one to five laps depending upon the category that they enter.

For the year’s timetable and more details see the SCUM’s website www.scum.asn.au or email info@scum.asn.au.

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