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Red Hill Mountain Bike Club will host the 2020-21 Gravity Enduro National Championships.

Races will be held 24-25 October this year and 23-24 October 2021 in what’s being described as “exciting news” for the club.

It’s the first time the Arthurs Seat venue has hosted a national championships event.

“We will be crowning champions in each category and also issuing a personalised jersey to the first-placed rider in each category,” Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club’s Mark Jessup said.

“The top riders across the country will be travelling to our wonderful Mornington Peninsula to battle it out. I’m aware of a team of juniors being sent from Karratha in north-west Western Australia to race – that’s 4547 kilometres away!”

Mr Jessup said the location offered a variety of hand-cut trails with plenty of natural tree root and rock gardens scattered throughout the network.

“The course has good draining sandy soil along its 310-metre elevation, plenty of technical descents and steep liaison climbs,” he said.

More than 300 riders took part in last year’s event at Maydena, Tasmania.

Online registrations open 1 July.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 24 March 2020

Written by: Daz

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