New track heightens excitement

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Albany Mountain Bike Club members Michael White, Dora Adeline, Paul Fage and Jamie Scally are excited about this Sunday’s State downhill round.
Camera IconAlbany Mountain Bike Club members Michael White, Dora Adeline, Paul Fage and Jamie Scally are excited about this Sunday’s State downhill round. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany’s annual round of the WA State Downhill Series will carry plenty of excitement this weekend as riders tackle a new track, on Poikeclerup Road towards Nanarup.

Previous rounds have been held at Mt Clarence but with that site out of action this weekend with the Albany Classic, the Albany Mountain Bike Club and City of Albany have worked on the new location.

Nearly 100 competitors from around WA will vie for round four honours at the “Poikies track”.

AMBC president Nick Walls said the club was thrilled to be taking the event to the new location.

“Only a handful of people would have ridden the track so it should attract more than if we were hosting it on Mt Clarence as normal,” Walls said.

He said the club was hopeful of nearing the 100-competitor mark for the event with nearly 40 riders from Albany and Denmark among those entries.

Local riders Declan Poett, Hamish Wilkes, Hayden Kinnear and Jayde Sleep all performed well in round three of the series.

Online registrations close at 7pm tomorrow night with late registrations and practice happening from 11am on Saturday.

Practice is from 8am-11am on Sunday.

After that, the highly anticipated race runs will be held from 11am to 3pm.

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