The first Olympic distance (XCO) race in the Arthurs Seat State Park took place in April 2017

The club held its first XC race on the Arthurs Seat trail network at the end of last month, for its first event and a one off race that wasn’t apart of a series there was a great turn out of riders and spectators. The race was run as a XCO format on a 4.5k track that certainly presented a challenge for riders but was well received, as with all our events its a big learning curve and hopefully we can grow as a club to provide better events of this nature in the future.

The local bike shops really helped make the event what it was with a huge amount of support in the way of prizes and marques to make up the event village, the club and riders appreciate the support.

Red Hill XCO race - my first lap .

Red Hill XCO race -The first few seconds of the first two waves. Then, my first lap ... I have made the ''boring" climbs faster...who wants to watch that....#redhillriders #xco #aussiecycling #mtb #redhill #mountainbiking

Posted by OGaram on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

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WHEN

Sunday April 30th, 2017. First flight start 9:30am, second flight start 11:30am (times TBC)

WHERE

Arthurs Seat State Park, lower trail head. Parking and access via Hillview Community Reserve, Boundary Rd. Dromana (opposite the shops).

CATEGORIES

RHR XC HoP will have 150 entrants and has a category for everyone: Elite, U13/15/17/19 juniors, Open (20-29), Veteran (30-39), Masters (40-49), Super Masters (50-59) and Ultra Masters (60+), all with separate male and female groups.

THE COURSE

RHR HoP features a challenging, fully electronically timed, 4.4km course that includes some of Red Hill’s best-known trails, including the iconic Pine Climb and Wombat descent, packing around 160 metres vertical into each lap. The course is sure to set pulses racing, competitors and spectators alike.