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Perfect time to try mountain biking

Wednesday, 11th May, 2016

The BH Moutain Bike club has a big day out this Sunday ... lycra is optional. The BH Moutain Bike club has a big day out this Sunday ... lycra is optional.

The Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club is hosting a Come ‘n Try Day of the BH Golf Club track this Sunday.

The club is encouraging new members of all abilities to come along, meet club members and go for a ride.

“Rides will be staged according to ability and cater for all fitness and enthusiasm levels,” a club spokeswoman said.

“We would love to see the social riders who participated in the recent Silverton Time Trial as well as any other interested people, kids included,” she said.

Social riders can purchase a $7 pass on the day to ensure they are covered by the club’s insurance policy.

Riders can meet at the trail behind the clubhouse, and register between 8.15am and 8.45am.

Pedals will turn from 9am. 

“There will be a complimentary sausage sizzle afterwards, we look forward to seeing you there.”

First National Real Estate Broken Hill has committed major sponsorship for a second consecutive year and is enjoying working with the club, providing timekeeping and monetary support.

FNBH principal Zeta Bennett is also treasurer of the club, and is working closely with members to prepare for the premier event on the club calendar - the First National Real Estate Poker Race.

The race is being held at Silverton on Saturday, June 18.

The event is five laps of the Silverton Heritage Trail (about 6.6km per lap) starting from the Silverton Pub, another generous sponsor of the club.

There are a range of categories and prizes including individual, team and social plus the infamous Poker prize (a jersey signed by Stuart O’Grady) which is awarded to the rider with the best Poker hand at the conclusion of five laps.

“Presentations after the event will be held at the Silverton Pub along with the opportunity to partake in a cold beverage,” the club spokeswoman said.

Registration for the event will be promoted shortly with strong interest already from the Coomealla Mildura Mountainless Bike Club.

For all club information, go www.bhmtb.asn.au, like the Facebook page - Broken Hill Mountain Bike Club - or phone Nick Algate (secretary) 0428 832 474.

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