Big field at Blores Hill

MORE than 270 mountain bike riders entered the fourth round of the Victorian Enduro Series on Saturday at Blores Hill.

The race was held in ideal conditions under sunny skies at Lake Glenmaggie. The Blores Hill tracks were in peak condition with overnight rain creating fast and flowing racing.

Competitors completing as many laps of the 10 kilometre loop as they could in the six and three-hour race time limits.

The event included solo male and female, solo mixed 40-plus and male, female, mixed and junior teams categories. 

The six-hour race included 184 riders.

Shane Roberts led home the solo men’s field with 11 laps, comfortably leading home Ryan Moody, with 10, with a winning margin of about 11 minutes. Scott Blade, in third place, also completed 10 laps.

In the women’s category, Kate Penglase, on nine laps, had a comfortable victory over Kelly Reynolds, eight, with Sally Williams taking third place.

A record number of 92 riders took part in the three-hour event.

Brad Clarke led home Murray Spink by about eight minutes with Ben Vaughan in third place.

The women’s three-hour was taken out by Karen Hill ahead of Kelly Bartlett and Monica Campi.