After only one week of entries going online, the MONT 24hr Australian Mountain Bike Championships is full. 500 teams have entered into what is reportedly the world's largest 24hr mountain bike race. Over 2200 riders will be competing for $60,000 worth of prizes, and it's expected that a total of 6000 people will attend the race. The lucrative solo category includes Australian Championships jerseys, paid airfares to Canada and cash prizes.
Race Director, David White, was astounded at the speed of entries. He said that, "It shows very strong support for this fantastic race" and commented that he was disappointed for the 80 teams that have missed out.
The race will be conducted over the weekend of 8/9 October in Kowen Forest, Canberra. Solo riders can still enter until September 1.
More information: www.corc.asn.au/24hr