IN PICTURES: Wheely wet and muddy at Albany Mountain Bike Club XCO event

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Junior members of the Albany Mountain Bike Club get ready to race on Sunday afternoon.
Camera IconJunior members of the Albany Mountain Bike Club get ready to race on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Laurie Benson

Wintry conditions did not dampen the spirits of mountain bike enthusiasts last Sunday.

A total of 41 riders braved wet and muddy conditions to compete in the XCO event run by Albany Mountain Bike Club at Mt Melville.

Two-time Albany sportsperson of the year Craig Wiggins dominated the day to defeat his closest rival by more than 15 minutes in the men’s A-division across six laps.

Competitors of all ages hit the slopes, each division racing over a number of laps of the course, with plenty of smiling faces to be seen on the wet and soggy track.

Josh Ponsford.
Camera IconJosh Ponsford. Credit: Laurie Benson
Jed Abrahams.
Camera IconJed Abrahams. Credit: Laurie Benson
Austin Cosh.
Camera IconAustin Cosh. Credit: Laurie Benson
Declan Poett and Aiden Polette.
Camera IconDeclan Poett and Aiden Polette. Credit: Laurie Benson
Louis McLean.
Camera IconLouis McLean. Credit: Laurie Benson
Harrison Ponsford and Billy Abrahams.
Camera IconHarrison Ponsford and Billy Abrahams. Credit: Laurie Benson
Willow Abrahams.
Camera IconWillow Abrahams. Credit: Laurie Benson

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