LOCAL NICK PINNELL enjoyed the conditions on his way to winning the C Grade category at last month's Adare club race
LOCAL NICK PINNELL enjoyed the conditions on his way to winning the C Grade category at last month's Adare club race

Time for an adrenaline rush

LOOKING to shed a few Christmas kilos without breaking the bank? Like the look of mountain biking but not a super athlete or gun mountain biker? The Riders Club may have an answer.

TRC's new club race series specifically designed to avail the sport to new, less serious or returning riders began at Adare last month.

With a $10 entry fee and a great relaxed atmosphere, the event attracted riders from Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

The unique split-track configuration utilised a short, 3.5 kilometre track of limited difficulty, with A and B Grade riders twice turning off to ride much steeper and more difficult sections, before re-joining the regular track.

“We had some very quick A Graders from Brisbane in attendance,” event organiser John Pinnell said.

“And they loved the two hard sections.

“It gave them the challenge and punishment they oddly seem to crave, while the mere mortals were able to enjoy their loop without the tough climbs.”

At the last round, A Grade honours went to Shane Bedford from national Masters champion Kevin Jones and Al Grant, while B Grade saw Thomas McPhail triumph over Gary Poole and Jo Rowell.

C Grade saw some great fun battles as soccer buddies Nicholas Pinnell and Nathan Cowell arm-wrestled for the lead, while a little further back, Jeff Logan secured family bragging rights for the month, withstanding the determined attacks of sons Max and Lewis.

Club races take place at Adare every month, and if you'd like to take part, stay tuned to trc.org.au or phone John after hours on 5462 3625.


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