Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Australia: Shahzada 400 Km Endurance Ride 30th Anniversary/The Ride of Your Life


Photo by Kiron Power

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To celebrate the anniversary we are hoping to attract a record number of entries – at least 100 in the main ride so start planning now!!!!!!!

All endurance riders from across Australia are invited to the historic village of St Albans, just north west of Sydney, for the 30th 400km Shahzada marathon endurance ride from August 23-27, 2010, eight weeks after the Quilty in Manilla and five weeks prior to the NSW State Championships for all those contemplating The Big Three. Camping is available from 14/8 at the ride base as well as accommodation at many local venues….check out the Shahzada website www.shahzadaresults.org/10entry.htmThe marathon event is run over five days on local roads and tracks – McKechnies, Woomera Path, Shepherds Gully, Johnny’s Hill, The Steps and Prestons – a great deal of work has been done on the course over the last few years under the guidance of Allan Caslick and Brad Jones - track clearing days will be announced soon…..if you can come and help please contact Brad. These improved tracks with the elimination of many tarred road verges and the wonderful help and advice from the veterinary panel during the ride over the last few years headed up by Kym Hagon, has established a very good completion rate – everyone who completes receives a highly coveted Shahzada buckle. So inspired, Kym will be riding the marathon this year!!!

In addition to the 400km event – “the ride of your life”, there will be a 120 km Training Ride (Mini Marathon) over three days (experience the passion and wonderful riding tracks of the Macdonald Valley without the pressure). Come for the fun and the challenge – be part of the excitement – apart from the riding, the social committee will ensure that it is a week to remember.

Enquiries: Sue Todd (02) 6379 7218 or email suetodd@activ8.net.au
Additional Shahzada information is available on www.shahzadaresults.org. where you can see daily updates during the week of the ride. reserve your number if you are a regular and read some of the stories from past rides to get you motivated……there is no other ride like this one!!!!!