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Riders left blown away at G-Bomb

ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Michael Brown was first on the bike at the start of the 2014 G-Bomb Mountain Bike Race held in Bom Bom State Forest on Saturday. PHOTOS: LEIGH JENSEN
ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Michael Brown was first on the bike at the start of the 2014 G-Bomb Mountain Bike Race held in Bom Bom State Forest on Saturday. PHOTOS: LEIGH JENSEN

BOM Bom State Forest's reputation as a mountain biking mecca continues to grow with every new trail blazed by its dedicated Grafton Cycle Club users.

On Saturday the 2014 G-Bomb opened previously unused terrain for its 12-hour enduro race, split into two separate tracks for the first time.

The event attracted record numbers - in excess of 250 riders - and race director Michael Powell predicted the upward trend would continue, along with the growing stature of the race.

"We had over 250 riders and over 350 people out there in total," Powell said.

"Last year we had about 200 riders and I think we're going to continue to get riders from even further afield once people catch onto what Grafton is doing.

"We had riders from the Sunshine Coast and they were blown away."

The kids from Team Grafton City Cycles listen to the pre-race brief.
The kids from Team Grafton City Cycles listen to the pre-race brief.

 

Powell said about half the entrants were six-hour competitors and the other half 12-hour, as solo riders or in teams of two, three, four and six.

WINNERS

12-Hour

Solo Male Open Alex Beedie 23 laps; Solo M 40+ Karl Dehaen 22; Solo M U40 Glenn Anderson 22; Solo Female 40+ Michelle Newstead 16; Solo F U40 1st Kristyne Murray 12; Teams of 4 Elite Flapajuaha 27; T4 Open Brian's Gang 25; Pairs Single Cogs 26; T3 Man Machines 26.

6-Hour

Solo M Open Michael Hoynes 14; Solo M 40+ Clay Tulk 12; Solo F 40+ Nardeem Hayden 10; Solo F Open Sheryn Da-Re 8; Solo F U40 Bregje Aalders 6; Pairs Tipsters 14; T4 RPM 12; T3 Tip Rats 15; T6 U13 Grafton City Cycles 13; T6 U16 NIAS Blue 13.

Ryley Schultz gets some air time during the G-Bomb 12-hour Enduro.
Ryley Schultz gets some air time during the G-Bomb 12-hour Enduro.

Topics:  bom bom state forest grafton cycle club mountain biking



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