The inaugural James Williamson Enduro Challenge is to be held in memory of James Williamson, the 2008 World and 2006 Australian MTB 24 Hour champion. James passed away on 23 March 2010 while he was participating in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa.
The race is capped at 600 competitors and 75% of places are already gone so you have to get in quick, entries close on March 7. The racing is on 13 March 2011 and includes a range of categories:
– Open Male & Female – 75km, 50km & 25km
– Under 19 – 50km & 25km
– Under 17 – 25km & 13km
– Under 15 – 13km
The James Williamson Enduro Challenge is a joint initiative between the Southern Highlands Cycling Club and Canberra Off-Road Cyclists and is intended to be a ride for those who love mountain biking, and a race for those who love to ride hard.
Proceeds from this race will be used to finance a range of activities in support of developing young mountain bike riders in New South Wales and the ACT including an annual training camp, assistance packages and other forms of support to be determined by the administrators of the James Williamson Fund.
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