The JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour will be run for the third time at the Dargle Farm property near Windsor on 11 August. Organisers Rocky Trail have again secured the exclusive venue and are expecting more than 500 mountain bikers at the start line. Two racers who have secured their spot at the start line already are Jason English and Jessica Douglas, the two reigning Aussie 24H Solo World Champions.
While Jess says she’s “heard so much about this race already, I can’t wait to ride it”, Jason confirmed that he will defend his solo title from previous years and “to use it as preparation for the next 24H World Champs in Canada”, adding that the JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour is something he wouldn’t wanna miss in the world, as “this has always been a great event put on by the Rocky Trail guys”.
The race will start at 9am and riders will head out onto the infamous 10km Dargle Farm track, just across from the Hawkesbury river. Solo as well as team riders will power through the morning and pedal across the lush meadows and flowy trails in the pristine bushland before throwing themselves onto a thrilling descent into the pumping event centre. To fight the winter chill organisers promise to set up a massive bonfire to be roaring right in the middle of it all and to put on a show with funky DJ tunes so riders can skip to the Euro-style beats while they’re in transition zone.
The race track will close at 9pm with the last finishers expected to cross the line around 9.45pm and the ceremony to commence at 10pm.
Organisers Rocky Trail have also confirmed that the JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hours has once again been awarded event partner status by the International Crocodile Trophy race and that they are givinig away a free entry at Dargle Farm to the 9-day stage race to be held in Far North Queensland in October.
To register for the JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour and for more information about the free entry to the Crocodile Trophy, visit www.rockytrailentertainment.com