Ballarat Mountain Bike Club is all set to host round 5 of the VES in Candian Regional Park this Sunday. On Sunday 9th Oct, They held a club race and the course was bone dry apart from 1-2 soft patches that they will work on during the week.
They now have catering organised:
– Beam me up coffee on site all day
– Wendouree Rotary BBQ from 8:30am to 2pm selling bacon and egg rolls for breakfast and traditional bbq for lunch.
– 2pm to 4:30pm the club will sell hot pies
For parking, They have some parks available inside Pax Hill and these will fill quite quickly. Once Pax Hill is full they will ask competitors to park in Simpson St.
After the wash out Bendigo have released a new date and now become the final round of the series. Entries will re open soon.
Having ridden a road loop around the Central Victorian area this morning and seen all the flooded paddocks, flowing rivers and ground water running down the roads it was clearly a good idea of the Bendigo club to postpone their Round. This was a tough decision by the club and we appreciate all of your patience with this. As soon as more news on a new date becomes available we will share it and stay tuned for entry information on the Ballarat Round set for Sunday 16th October at Canadian Forest.
Congratulations to all who competed last weekend at the 4th round of the 2016 Series. The round results can be found –>HERE<–
Seems like some good battles unfolded.
We have been sent a race report by Bourke Brothers, the winning team who also pulled off the impressive task of getting 1 lap extra on all the competition. Have a read –>HERE<–
Series results will be uploaded as soon as we get it formatted. We are aware of the Round 3 results having a few issues and this has been corrected and will be all fixed in the next upload. Stay tuned.
Check out our facebook gallery with images provided with thank by Otto Davies
Who is ready for Round 4 next weekend at Blores Hill to be hosted by Gipplsand MTB club. ? For all the round information and entry link visit the club website
But for now the excitement is in the Series Results now online
2016 VES Series Results Following Round 3
What a battle unfolded at the Albury 6hr in the Solo category with Canberra rider Shaun Lewis taking it to the 24hr specialist Tobais Lestrell in what was described as a ding dong battle. Tobais in his post race report said that he just could not hold Shaun down the descents and making up the time on every climb eventual took its toll. But not by much. At the end of the day the two were still on the lead lap covering 125kms and split by under 50 seconds. Wow! That’s almost a sprint in 6hr terms. They actually came 3rd and 2nd overall with only the Torq Merida and MarathonMTB.com teams beating them.
The results for the round can be found –>HERE<—
And check out this facebook Album with photos taken by the talented Otto Davies on the day. Otto has become the unofficial photographer of the Victorian Mountain bike scene so if you see him out there be sure to say hi and thank him for his great snaps.
Feel free to send any race reports or action snaps through to us.
The LDTR put on an amazing show for round 2 with 450+ riders taking part and nothing but great comments and photos coming in. Thanks for everybody for being apart of it.
If you click on the Results page you will find the results and the much anticipated Series results after Round 2 are now up!
So time to turn our attention to Round 3 at Albury on Sun 19th June. This round is also the first of the 1.5 points factor rounds so you dont want to miss this opportunity.
All of the round info and a link to the entry page can be found here
Photo Credit: Otto Davies
The club has released the course map and also this downloadable event guide with everything you need to know. The course is going to be approx. 16km long and noted as a Fun Filled Action Packed Course with plenty of ups and as many flowy descents. So maybe you could say what ever goes up, must come down.
Download the event guide –>here<–
What an amazing start to the 2016 Victorian Endurance Series.
The GMBC team have the results on their site –>here<– If you have a race report, be sure to email it through to us. Dont forget the series #VESMTB
Photo Credit: Otto Davies
Hope you are all excited! Round 1 of the 2016 Victorian Endurance Series is launching this Saturday at the You Yangs flat course hosted by GMBC. Always a great round and we know you dont want to miss it. Entries will close Wed night. Enter Here
And whilst we are at it, lets get our own series hashtag going #VESMTB