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Kellevie to host six hour race

Building on the success of the last two editions of the Kellevie 12 & 24 hour race, the Hobart Dirt Devils Mountain Bike Club is running another event this weekend on May 4 at the Kellevie Mountain Bike Park. The Avanti Plus Kellevie six hour race will see more than 200 mountain bikers from around the state battle it out solo or as part of teams of up to four riders on a 9.5km purpose-built track.

The six hour race, in the Sorell Municipality, Kellevie, will feature the largest individual prize award of any mountain bike race in the state. Male and female winners will win AUS$1,000 in cash. One lucky racer will also win a new Avanti bike, worth AUS$2,500 just for turning up and racing.

The winners of the recent Kellevie 12 & 24 hour races, Mathew Hope, Dion Shaw and Jen Brodie, are expected to do well in the shorter race format. The race is also drawing schools from around Tasmania as well as a large population of female racers for women-only teams.

For more information, visit www.kellevie24.com.

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