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A joint initiative of Southern Highlands Cycling Club(SHCC) and Canberra Off-Road Cyclists(CORC)

This inaugural MTB event in 2011 is to be held in memory of James Williamson, the 2008 World and 2006 Australian 24 Hour MTB champion. This is the first of what will be an annual event held each March, at Wingello in the Southern Highlands of NSW. James passed away on March 23rd 2010 while he was participating in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa. James came from the Southern Highlands of NSW before moving to Canberra, and knew the trails of both areas well and was a respected rider, internationally and of Southern Highlands Cycle Club and Canberra Off Road Cyclists.

The James Williamson Enduro Challenge is intended to be a ride for those who love mountain biking, and a race for those who love to ride hard.

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Date: Sunday 13th March 2011

Time: 9am start

Location: Wingello State Forest, Southern Highlands, NSW.


Open female and male (19 years and over) choose between 25km, 50km or 75km

Under 19 years 50km or 25km loop

Under 17 years 25km or 13km loop

Under 15 years 13km loop only

No separate category for masters, but prize will be given to first masters male and female to finish


75km - $80

50km - $70

25km - $65

13km - $45


Masters - 40+

Juniors: Under 19 (17 or 18 years on event day); Under 17 (15 or 16 years on event day); Under 15 (13 and 14 years only).

Date of birthday:

Age will be determined as at the day of the event


Registration: Enter Here. Receive a Limited edition Willo T-shirt with every registration before December 31st 2010

Wingello State Forest:

Wingello State Forest is a planted forest, located in the Southern Highlands between Sydney and Goulburn. The forest is managed by Forests NSW and contains several thousand hectares of forest including pine plantation and hardwood forest. The race/ride will be based at the airfield at Wingello Forest (5 minutes from Wingello Forest Park). There is plenty of camping at the forest park, and on site food, toilets, coffee vans, water, and first aid will be provided at the race. There is plenty of accommodation in the Southern Highlands - check out the Southern Highlands Tourism website.

Trail Descriptions:

The 13km loop is predominantly single track with some fire roads

The 25km loop is predominantly single track, with some fire road as well

The 50km and 75km loops are completed with riding the 25KM loop twice or three times.

The 25KM loop follows some of the "red trail" at Wingello  with some changes.  The single track at Wingello passes through a great range of landscape, winding   through banksias, trees, ferned gullies, soft eucalypt forests, up steep climbs, over water bars, around tight rocky areas and back again onto perfect flowing single track, providing an awesome circuit with plenty of space for passing as well as going hard. The fire roads are just that, standard foresty fire roads, some steep, some sandy, but mostly good hard surface for relaxing and recovering before the next patch of single track comes along.

Number of riders:

There is a limit of 600 riders - registration will close when this number has been reached.

Proceeds from Event:

Money received (after costs) will be placed into the James Williamson Fund. The fund will be used to finance a range of activities in support of developing young mountain bike riders in Australia; including: an annual training camp, assistance packages and other forms of assistance to be determined by the administrators of the James Williamson Fund.




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