SS4 Entries Open

Created on 19 June 2015 Published Date
Written by Super User
Date: Saturday 27th June
Where: Western Sydney Parklands at The Dairy Picnic Area, just off the M7
Start Times: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Details: The area was part of the equestrian eventing course for the Sydney 2000 Olympics with a number of the jumps still littered around the map. It is the perfect place for a ride with a few hills, some single track as well as bike paths and wide grassy expanses. Be sure to bring a picnic as there are plenty of tables and BBQ's at the start / finish and the weather is sure to be perfect (fingers crossed).
This is a medium length event with 5 courses and a novice for those with kids or wanting to try MTBO for the first time. Finish times are expected to be in the order of 60 - 90 mins. The area is largely open with plenty of well marked tracks and paved bike paths. It is perfect for kids and novices alike so if you know anyone who you think would like to try MTBO then this will be the perfect event for them.
For those more experienced and wondering if it is worth the effort of coming out for a 1hr ride you can call in to the Wylde Mountain Bike Park just down the road afterwards for a bit extra. This is one of the few proper mountain bike parks in Sydney and for those that haven't ridden there it contains some really sweet single track. Full details of the park can be found here including the trail map.

Normal entry deadline is Monday 22nd at 12 midnight

SS5/SS6 Entries Open

Created on 07 July 2014 Published Date
Written by Super User

SS5 & SS6 - Federation Park & Hawkemount
Date: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014
Time: 10am - 3pm

Entries are now open for the next events in the 2014 SuperSeries coming up in the Newcastle area. Saturday offers a combination medium distance scatter/line course, with a traditional longer line course offering on the Sunday.

For more information and to enter visit Eventor -   Saturday  |  Sunday

Or check out the attached event information - SS5/SS6 Event Info

NSW SS3 - Entries Open

Created on 28 April 2014 Published Date
Written by Super User
Finally the NSW DuO championships are here!
Our next event event combines the DuO champs with Mountain Devils SS3.
This event covers some very scenic and challenging areas in the lower Blue Mountains including:-
  • Glenbrook Lagoon 
  •  Mount Sion 
  •  Knapsack Gully 
  •  Darks Common 
  •  Zig Zag Railway
Three stages for most courses: Foot O; MTBO; Foot O. 
Hard 1 has five stages with winning time expected 90 mins
MTBO Only:
Competitors can choose from 5 MTBO only classes in the Mountain Devils SS3.
Enter at Eventor

2014 SS4 - Event Report

Created on 04 June 2014 Published Date
Written by Andy Halliday

Currambene Forest MTBO 1st June 2014

A week before this event run by Mountain Devils MTBO Club., the exceptional warm and dry autumn weather had firmed up the trails and single tracks of Curramabene Forest to their fast and flowing best. So after a run of wet events in recent years it looked like riders who had made the trip down South of Nowra on the NSW South Coast would finally get to enjoy optimum conditions!

Regrettably the “Curse of Currambene” was destined to return, with some showers in the preceding week and an ever changing prediction for heavier rain sometime in the weekend creating a dilemma as to cancel or not?

Undaunted by the weather forecast, about 30+ riders rocked up headed off in all different directions after the mass start for this 3 hr point score event. Unfortunately the weather forecasters turned out to be partly right with a heavy downpour soon after the start creating lots of mud, deep puddles and in places a particularly adhesive form of clay that has a strong affinity for Mountain Bike wheels!

Despite the conditions most riders stayed out for the full 3hrs and enjoyed this challenging encounter with the elements. In the men’s pairs category, top of the table were Anthony Grant and Patrick Gunnarson. Coming in 11 minutes before the cut off and having successfully cleared the course, visiting all controls with a total of 515pts. In the mixed pair’s class, the racing was even tighter with Kerrie Hammond and Wulf Wilkins coming in with a total of 361 points, just 1 point ahead of Carollyn Haupt and Tim Jackson.

In the Individual category, Malcolm Roberts was as competitive as ever, visiting all the controls but losing points due to coming in 8 minutes overtime. His total of 506 was just 1 point better than Carolyn Matthews in the individual female’s category, who came in with a couple of minutes to spare visiting all but one control. A great performance from Carolyn in preparation for what will hopefully be a drier MTBO Nationals in Alice Springs only 2 weeks away.

Andy Halliday

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2012 Australian MTBO Championships at Taree

Created on 17 March 2013 Published Date
Written by David West

NSW won the State Shield at the 2012 Australian MTBO Championships, held at Taree last weekend.  Points are earned for the Shield by the first three riders in each class for each event, which has previously been won by Victoria in 13 of the 14 years since 1998.  Western Australia, in 2006 when the Championships were held in WA, were the first state other than Victoria to win the shield.  Congratulations to the NSW riders who helped us win this trophy for the first time.

Visit the 2012 Australian MTBO Championships website for more details of the events, including results and reports.  RouteGadget should be up in the next day or so, and we're keen to get photos and links to videos if you have them (thanks to Steven Todkill for his videos of his Sprint and Long Distance rides which we screened at the dinner on Saturday night).

The reactions from competitors were overwhelmingly positive, with special enthusiasm in particular for the single track areas in Kiwarrak State Forest, constructed and maintained by the Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders.  Competitors were champing at the bit for the last rider to return on Sunday afternoon so that they could head back out and sample the singletrack again.  And again.  And again.

Thanks to all the riders who volunteered during the event - especially those from other states.  Big kudos to Steve Richardson and his wife Elly, who were instrumental in arranging for so many things, accommodated all the visitors from Sydney during preparations for the event (and planned the dinner on Saturday night, right down to table decorations); Denis Lyons, who put out all the controls for the Sprint and Middle Distance events (and would have collected them all too if we hadn't organised helpers for him); Patrik Gunnarsson, the IOF Event Advisor and Controller for the Championships and World Ranking Events; Michael Roylance, who programmed the SI events and RouteGadget; Andrew Slattery, who produced the maps; Craig Steffens from Queensland, who recorded the start audio files and lent us the MTBO Club speaker; and all the Newcastle Orienteering Club members who helped out in so many ways.

More detailed reports will appear on the Championships website over the coming days.