Riders ready for time trial
Friday, 15th April, 2016
By Patrick Reincke
This weekend sees the Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club hit rugged terrain for their Silverton Time Trial.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Club will host the event out in Mad Max country with it set to kick off at 2pm.
Keen riders and lycra enthusiasts will be peddling down a track that sits along the old train line.
Social riders will be given a head start in the hope everyone will reach the finishing mark at about the same time.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the scenic ride against the backdrop of the unique and magnificent outdoor environment that only Broken Hill can offer.
The ride will start 3km out of town on Silverton Road and will finish at the iconic Silverton Pub, a welcome finish line for riders to enjoy a refreshing beer or three.
“The Time Trial is challenging but manageable for any rider really,” BHMC President Craig Oldsen said.
“It’s a really good track, plenty of sand and rocks and it’s fairly flat.
“The beauty of it is that we finish in Silverton and we all hang around after and have a drink.
“Heading out to Silverton, go out past the quandong farm and on the left there’s a small gate.
“It’s not hard to find, there’s always someone out there early.”
The BHMC kicked off its season in March and will continue right through into December providing plenty of opportunities for people to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Secretary Nick Algate said the Club was open to individuals young and old and was a great way to be active and socialise.
“The BHMC is a bike loving, family friendly and adventurous community of people who enjoy socialising and riding a variety of trails in the picturesque Broken Hill landscape,” he said.
“It is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote fun, fitness and friendship combined with fair competition through a variety of events being held throughout the year, including the main event, The Poker Race.
“The Club caters for all fitness and enthusiasm levels ranging from beginners to the very competitive.
“All ages are encouraged to don a helmet and get riding whether you are five or 65!”
For further information, contact Club President Craig Olsen on 0404 607 440, Nick Algate on 0428 832 474 or visit the Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club on Facebook.