Duo sizzle to series success

ORANGE mountain bike riders Matt Cordery and Janet Martin have overcome scorching conditions to have great success in the Singletrack Mind Series in Awaba near Newcastle on Sunday.

Cordery won the Clydesdale class, as well as the series overall, and Martin finished second in her class and went on to win the female solo series.

Cordery explained how tough the last two hours of the race were.

“It was 42 degrees on the track and about two thirds of the participants had dropped out with two hours of the race to go,” Cordery said.

Central West Off Road Bicycle Club vice president Rod Farrell was ecstatic with the success of the day.

“These results are a great achievement for the sport. It’s a difficult and gruelling eight-hour race,” Farrell said.

“It’s great to see the dedication from the riders to travel long distances to many places around NSW and the ACT.”

These two were a part of eight dedicated riders from Orange to participate in the sixth and final round of the enduro series.

This result follows another Martin success. She  also won the 40-plus solo event at the Australian 24-Hour Championship last month.

Orange hosted the first round of the series in April of this year and is expected to host another round next year.

For anyone wanting to get involved in the sport,  Thursday night club races are every week at Kinross Forest.

Sign on is by 6.15pm each week, juniors are welcome and there is no experience required.

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