JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour mountain bike race will be run for the third
time at the Dargle Farm property near Windsor on 11 August.
Organisers Rocky Trail are expecting 400-500 mountain bikers at the
start line of the ever popular Sydney endurance race, including Jason
English and Jessica Douglas, the two reigning Australian 24hr Solo
Elite World Champions.
working cattle and turf farm the rest of the time but once a year
Rocky Trail Entertainment transforms Dargle Farm into a pumping
mountain bike event centre and the infamous 10 km tracks near
Windsor are dusted off for the12 hour multi lap race hosted by
Western Sydney MTB Club.
Riders will power through the morning
and pedal across the lush meadows and flowing trails in to the
pristine bushland before throwing themselves onto a thrilling descent
into the event centre. To fight the winter chill organisers have
promised to set up a massive bonfire right in the middle of it all
complete with funky tunes so riders can warm up for their lap by
skipping to the beats.
English from Port Macquarie will be defending his three time elite
men’s title. He will be joined by his fellow 24hr Solo World
Champion, Jessica Douglas, from Forrest in Victoria. While Jason won
the 24hr Solo World Championships for the third time, Jessica claimed
the elite women’s title for the second time earlier this year in
Finale Ligure, Italy.
Jason English on track at Dargle Farm. Photo: Rocky Trail/Neil Thompson
English is said to be making the event
at Dargle Farm part of his preparation for the next 24hr World
Championships in Canada. “The JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour is something I
wouldn't want to miss in the world. This has always been a great
event put on by the Rocky Trail guys" he said this
Jessica Douglas, arguably one of Australia’s most
successful female mountain bike racers said, “I’ve heard so much
about this race already, I can't wait to ride it".
course will close at 9pm with the last finishers expected to cross
the finish line around 9.45pm and the ceremony to commence at 10pm.
participants can register online at www.rockytrailentertainment.com
and entries for spectators is free.
Jetblack, Jason English, Jessica Douglas, 12hr, Sydney