Riders witty in pink for race to raise cancer charity cash

Amanda EwinPilbara News

Saturday was Ladies’ Day at the races — the mountain bike races, that is.

Seventy riders, many dressed in pink, took on an epic challenge to ride from the BMX track along 15 to 24km of single and four-wheel-drive tracks through the hills to Karratha Bowls Club.

The event was part of Burrup Mountain Bike Club’s Pink Day ride fundraiser.

The shorter course for juniors and sport-level competitors was complete with interesting obstacles, including riding through a concrete tunnel to avoid a road crossing.

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Riders in the expert and elite categories took on a longer route which included a few difficult, rocky ascents and descents before winding their way to the back of the golf course through sandy terrain and crossing the finish line.

Riders were greeted with a glass of pink bubbles at the end of the race.

Karratha Bowling Club put on a fabulous spread for dinner, with many riders and their families staying on after the race to celebrate their achievements. As it was Pink Day, funds were raised for breast cancer research, through gold coin donations.

There are two races remaining in the group’s Club Championship series.

See burrupmtb.com or the Burrup Mountain Bike Club Facebook page.

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