Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Australia: Endurance riders overcome conditions to go 100km

Tenterfieldstart.com.au - Full Article

02 Jun, 2010 04:00 AM

STRONG winds, stinging rain and chilly weather did not dent the spirits of the 99 endurance riders who braved the conditions to compete in the latest endurance ride held in the Girard State Forrest.

The race started in darkness at 2am Sunday morning for the 100km competitors and an hour later for the 80km riders.

Chief Steward Michael Combe was happy the event went ahead.

“We were doubtful early on,” he said. “A few did go home, but we still managed 99 riders across all the events.”

The track was slippery, contributing to a few injuries to riders, but none were serious.

About 85 per cent of the competitors managed to finish the race, a high completion rate in a demanding sport...

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