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In the last practice session of the weekend Sik Mic came into the rock garden, paused to hype up the crowd and then kept on his merry (& fast) way! Here he keeps low over the woops!

Cairns – Day 5: Finals

Well by now you no doubt no the results and ins and outs of a lot of what happened at an epic World Champs race in Cairns so let us take you on a bit of a journey on how we saw things, buckle up and enjoy! After the morning practice and junior finals we [...]

Read More » | September 16, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: ,

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Cairns – Day 5: Finals Quick Results

A quick update from Cairns with more to come! Done and dusted, your 2017 World Championships have been decided in the jungle of far North Queensland. The day started off early with the junior classes as always, with Melanie Chappaz from France the fastest female. In the junior men Matt Walker from Great Britain goes [...]

Read More » | September 10, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: ,

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Cairns – Day 4: Practice

Day 4 here in Cairns and today was a day of practice, the last full day before race day tomorrow. The track has started to blow out and the dry conditions mean there are holes hiding everywhere – you only have to look at Rachel Atherton to see this, yesterday she got caught up coming [...]

Read More » | September 9, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: ,

Along with the women at the same time...

Cairns – Day 3: Seeding & Timed Practice

Today the action wound up a notch with seeding runs for the juniors and timed practice for the elite riders, our first chance to get some idea of everyone’s speed… Of course some riders crashed, some took it easy, etc, etc. but overall it was a good indication. In the junior women it was Shania [...]

Read More » | September 8, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: ,

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Cairns – Day 2: Practice

Day 2 here in Cairns and the first day of practice, the riders were all chomping at the bit! The conditions were dry and dusty, a thick layer of dirt was covering everything by the time practice was finished. It was hard to pick the fastest rider as everyone was pushing hard, there a few [...]

Read More » | September 7, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: ,

The track is dry and dusty, a typical Aussie layer of dust covers the majority of the track, no issue for some!

Cairns – Day 1: Track Walk & Pit Bits

The World Championships return to Cairns after last being held here in 1996, today we walked the track before heading to the pits and this is what we saw: Join us again after the first day of practice. Thanks to @matt_rousu_photography for supplying some of his images, be sure to check out his Instagram and [...]

Read More » | September 6, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

When the acid kicks in half way through your run

Aussie National Championships

We headed back up to, what we hoped would be, sunny Queensland for National Champs version 2.0 after the first attempt was cancelled.  There was strong field and the weather was much better, RF Photographics takes us on the visual run down of the weekend, enjoy! Another season in the books! Time to focus on [...]

Read More » | May 17, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: ,

A few nice cruisers!

Van Life Diaries

Remember when the sun was out, the skies blue and the days were long? We do and so do Connor Fearon and Timmy Eaton. With Connor having just dealt with the wind and rain of France and Timmy the freezing temperatures of Canberra, we thought we would post a few pics from earlier this year. [...]

Read More » | May 7, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

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Oceania Championships – Toowoomba

We headed up to Toowoomba in Queensland for the 4th and final round of the National series, which also doubled as the Oceania Championships. It is not the first time the track had held a major mountain bike event so many racers knew what they were in for. Wrapping up the series for us RFPhotographics [...]

Read More » | March 19, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none

But it was Jack Moir's weekend

Round 3 Nationals – Mt Beauty

Round 3 of the MTBA national series and we head to another classic venue, this time Mount Beauty, our man on the scene, RFPhotographics delivers the goods as always. Sit back and enjoy some epic images from the weekend! Words and images: RFPhotographics (Facebook here or follow on Instagram @rfphotographics). Get more content on Facebook or follow [...]

Read More » | February 21, 2017 | Category: All downhill247.com posts | Comments: none