Current 24 Hours of Adrenalin World Solo Champion Craig Gordon will take the first step toward defending his title by racing the Australian Solo 24 hour championships this weekend, April 7-8 in Canberra, which will be held for the first time at Mt Majura pine forest.
The physically-demanding 24-hour race, hosted by Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC) in conjunction with Apis Events, is the Australian qualifying event for the 2007 24 Hours of Adrenalin World Solo Championships scheduled for California in October.
Racers will tackle an 8.2km circuit at Innabaanya Guide Camp with 110m of climbing per lap - meaning the top riders could ascend more than 5,000m and pedal over 400km in 24 hours. The race starts at noon on April 7.
See also: 2006 24 Hours of Adrenalin World Solo Champinonships coverage