2015 Nomad Sunshine Series XC4 – Adare

Race entries close tonight, Friday 17th July! Get your entries in by 8pm or you can enter on the day with the addition of a small fee!

This weekend takes us to Adare for round 4 of the 2015 Nomad Sunshine Series hosted by The Riders Club.

Adare is a fantastic venue nestled amongst the trees on private property, and has played host to several MTB events over the years. The Adare venue has the ability to showcase all styles of MTB course in one location, with rocky sections appropriately named ‘death cookies’, and a wide range of flowy, tight and open single and double track. Short climbs are generally rewarded by fast, sometimes rough descents back to the event HQ, before your off on the next part of the course that averages 4-5km in length.

There are a few categories with some clear front runners for the series particularly in the junior categories. One hotly contested category is the Elite Women with Megan Williams edging out Louise Betts and Jodie Willett for the overall series lead so far.

After some feedback following rounds 1 and 2 we trialed a timed format at Hinze Dam for our “Kids Race Free Categories”. We saw a lot more smiles on faces for many of the young competitors and for the leading riders we saw a lot more grimaces on their faces as they really strove to get “one more lap” each and every lap. Whilst we recognise that this is not XCO format, we feel that overall enjoyment has to be the prime consideration for our younger riders.

Our special thanks goes to all our sponsors, in particular Nomad Mediterranean Bread. With a strong focus on our junior participation in 2015 their sponsorship has been critical to our Kids Race Free program. So keep an eye out for their products in your local supermarket.

Location: Adare Homestead, 583 Adare Road