We can’t quite believe it’s almost April already – although the past couple of week’s weather has definitely made us realise Autumn is here…which we’re not minding at all because in between rain showers the temperature has been just about perfect for riding and running (and the river’s have been up for some kayaking too!).
If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Southern Highlands since your last event with us, don’t forget the beautiful trails in Wingello State Forest and the Morton National Park are open to the public, so you can retrace some of your race route (no private property parts of course) at a much more leisurely pace.
SAVE THE DATE
Before the second half of the year books up, we wanted to make sure you have the weekend of 11-12 NOVEMBER locked in for either the Bundy Run trail run, the Highland Fling mountain bike marathon…or of course both events.
ENTRIES FOR BOTH EVENTS OPEN ON MONDAY 3 JULY 2017.
BIKING THE BOOT ITALIAN TOUR 2017
12 MAY – 1 JUNE 2017
There is still time and a little space to book on our annual Biking the Boot mountain bike trip.
Biking the Boot is an incredible three-week trip that starts with a 10 day MTB tour running up the spine of the country from Rome, to Romagna. We ride through Umbria, Tuscany and finish in the Emilia Romagna region. Then, after a break in the fascinating city of Venice, we spend six days traversing the magnificent Dolomites and Italian Alps to finish in the mountain bike town of Riva Del Garda at the head of Italy’s largest lake. In total we ride some 800km.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Many of you would remember that during 2014-15 Huw Kingston set off on a 12-month journey to circumnavigate the Mediterranean by human power.
His book about this incredible journey, Mediterran
You can buy it from the usual channels as well as online here.
HOP ON AND SAVE!
Our good friends and Sponsor World Expeditions have an exclusive Wild Horizons member offer when you book a World Expeditions or Adventure South cycling holiday before 30 April 2017.
Book for one and receive $100 off. Book for two and you’ll receive $200 off per person. Book for three or more and receive $250 off per person.
It’s a sure fire way to get some great training in pre-Fling 🙂
More information and conditions here.
NATIONAL TRUST URBAN POLARIS
If you’re looking for adventure closer to home, why not check out Urban Polaris. Grab a friend to team up with and get set to have a fun day bike navigating a route that will take you on a grand tour of some incredible heritage sites in Canberra via cycle paths, forests and roads. All the while seeking out checkpoints in a seven-hour event. It’s open to all riders and all ages.
This is an event that is close to our hearts, having started it many…many years ago (some of you may even have taken part?). We’re excited to see it back on the event calendar and hope you’ll check it out.
You can find out more or enter here
LOCAL SHOUT OUT
We’d like to do a big shout out to some lovely young local MTBers we support. Many of you would have met Verity and Maizy Evans (plus their parents Karen and Steve) volunteering at one or many of our Wild Horizons events. Well aside from off the bike volunteering, they are both pretty handy on the bike too! Here’s a shot of Verity during her recent racing in QLD at the Australian MTB Championships.
(Verity Evans captured by Russ Baker)
Keeping it in the family, you’ll see Verity is supported by FOCUS Bikes and The Fixed Wheel, plus both are supported by Maxxis Tyres. Shout out to these Sponsors for the support of these up and coming athletes!
The WH Team