2017 VTT Adventures 4 Hour Super Series

VTT Adventures has finished its first 2017 series in style with the release of a video of the mountain bike tracks at Kooralbyn by Lachlan Ryan at Element Photography and Video Productions.

It stars Kyle Addy, Beaudesert Cycling Club and Kadison Earnshaw, Rats Cycling Club who are fabulous on film and I am sure have great futures ahead of them both on screen and mountain bike tracks!

I would like to thank Christie Smith from LJ Hooker Yarrabilba, who sponsored the making of the video and for the enthusiasm and support of her team, in particularly Nigel Callaghan for what I was doing.

Race 4 at Remada Resort, Kooralbyn was special. It’s the first time racing has taken place there since Bill and Libby Van Haren from Two Wheel Promotion used to run their races 10 years ago. This event has been a long time in the planning and it didn’t disappoint. Apart from the 38 degree temperature the day was perfect.

The Adare Track at Gatton where the first three of the 4 Hour races were held was also fabulous. We are exceedingly spoilt to have such a variety of tracks in the Brisbane and surrounding area.

It’s been quite an experience starting VTT Adventures. As I said in my first race report I am a good ideas person but am well aware I need the help of so many people to bring my ideas to fruition.

I would like to thank Baz Peacock who is always there to help despite starting a new job and having a busy family life. John Pinnell, Race Director at Adare for preparing such a great course and Karen Pinnell, always so practical and helpful.

Bruce Earnshaw from Rats Cycling Club and Race Director at Kooralbyn who did a hugely professional job in all aspects of the race organization and track preparation. He was fun to have around as well!!?

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rats Cycling Club for supporting me in my new venture. They generously loaned their club equipment for Kooralbyn which logistically made life so much easier and also helped to keep down expenses.

Organisations and clubs reflect the people at the top and I would like to acknowledge Rats Cycling Club President Lisa Toia and Vice President Darren Flood who were so willing to support this new event. Also thanks to Lonnie Toia for his enthusiasm and help as well as always being there for advice. Last but by no means least a thank you to Secretary Andrey Fry for coming to race at Kooralbyn!

Thank you to Peter Creagh and Hugh Marshall for doing all the timing at very subsidised rates! What would I have done without you?

Thank you to all marshals and volunteers without whom these events would just not happen. Sherlyn Anderson photographer/marshal and husband Heath of racer/ marshalling / dog catcher fame, Keith Staite, Damien Otago for first aid support and my lovely friends Sharon Jones and Julie Stanton who ran registration for me as well as marshalling. There were other local marshals whose names I do not know but my thanks to them as well.

Thank you to our sponsors Remada Resort for letting us use their fabulous MTB tracks tracks and for their generous contribution to prizes. Also Lively Linseed, LJ Hooker Yarrabilba, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Ashgrove Cycles and I Ride.

Thank you to Lachlan Ryan for great photos and video.

My biggest thanks are to the team of volunteers from Kooralbyn MTB Club and the locals who have worked tirelessly to get the track ready without whom this race would just not have happened. I am sure you will agree they did a great job and “They have lots more planned” says Kyle Addy.

How could I not mention all you guys whom came and rode and supported. Thank you. You did give me some sleepless nights though. Next time please get your entries in a little earlier!

It’s been a big year. Who knows what 2018 will bring. I would love your feedback and ideas for what you would like next year. In particular I would like to gauge interest in 6 hour events at Kooralbyn. Dates are tentatively reserved!

Sit back and enjoy the video. I am sure you will love it.

Till 2018.