Round 1 National Series – Awaba

The first round of the MTBA National series is off and running this weekend in Awaba, our squeeze KaneoPhoto is there snapping and has provided us with some of the highlights thus far. The temperature is just as hot, if not hotter, than the riding! Temperatures are pushing up over 40 degrees, enjoy some pics [...]

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Shelly Flood aboard her new bike!

Pick of the Pics – Bright

The MTBA National Championships are arguably the most important event on the Australian mountain bike calendar and this year were held in Bright, Victoria. We covered the event wit previous articles but we had some images that hadn’t seen the light of day… until now! Enjoy our Pick of the Pics from Bright. Images: Downhill247 [...]

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As usual Junior Men is another tightly contested category.

Bright – National Champs Day 3

Day 3 here in Bright and it was much drier today, however, with the rain from yesterday it meant the track conditions were good. There was an early morning practice session before seeding in the afternoon, this allowed everyone to get a feel for their speed before race day. With there being a few apparent [...]

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Sam Hill smashing out runs in the arvo, and looking fast by the end of the day.

Bright – Australian National Champs Day 1/2

Back in beautiful Bright for the Australian MTB National Champs. Thursday saw sunny sky’s and warm weather for Track walk. With the weather turning the complete opposite for day 1 of practice on Friday. Rain fell for all morning and early afternoon leaving the track wet and slippery especially on the roots in the forrest. [...]

Graeme Mudd wins his first national round! What a great result for his new team.

Thredbo – Australian National Round 3

We headed to Thredbo over the weekend in the picturesque Snowy Mountains for the third round of the MTBA national series. The track is one of the longest, roughest and gnarliest going around, for this round a few changes had been made – the corners and berms were built up which allowed extra speed to [...]

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Mt Stromlo – Australian National Round 2 – Finals

Sunday morning for round 2 of the MTBA national series and everyone was keen to see what the riders could produce after seeding was tightly packed the day before. Race day is generally the day lines are sorted and everyone is just keen to get on with it, a few practice runs, some fuel and [...]

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Solid action in the female racing as well with qualifying tight before finals.

Mt Stromlo – Australian National Round 2 – Qualifying

Qualifying took place under blue skies and at the end of the day times were tight across all categories! It can be hard to read into each result but one thing is for sure, racing is going to be close! Graeme Mudd took the fastest qualifier by just 0.25 seconds from Jack Moir, third was [...]

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It seems fitting to fly the flag in the nation's capital for a national round!

Mt Stromlo – Australian National Round 2

For round 2 of the Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) national series we head to the nation’s capital, Canberra and Mount Stromlo. This park has held world championships, world cups, countless national and state races so it is a well known beast. A lot of riders have commented that it is fun to ride but hard [...]

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National Champs – Pick of the Pics – Version 1.0

Okay let’s keep the good times from Bright rolling! Photographers really enjoy shooting at Bright, a combination of plenty of features and some amazing light means everyone is happy, especially as the riders love the track. We will let the images say the rest, enjoy! More pics to come…. Images: Downhill247/RFPhotographics (Facebook here or follow on Instagram [...]

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The Patrol FJC Mountain Bike Team is here with two of their riders and they are looking fast! Good to see them making the journey from their overseas base.

National Champs – Bright – Day 2

Day 2 in Bright and more practice before seeding tomorrow, the track is really starting to get blown out now. Riders were saying it is in the same condition now as when finals was last year and there is still 2 more days of riding to go! In other news Mic Hannah shouldered a tree, [...]

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