MTBA assisting bush fire victims

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) has announced its support for those affected by the bush fires in Victoria. Beginning this weekend, February 14 -15, MTBA, on behalf of its members and clubs, will contribute AUS$10 for each of the first 1,000 participants in any MTBA-sanctioned activity anywhere in Australia.

The assistance will run through the end of March. All clubs or affiliated private promoters are requested to send MTBA the results list or participation list for their activity - competitive or social.

"We encourage our clubs and private promoters to also contribute to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal being conducted by the Australian Red Cross," said Tony Scott, MTBA Executive Officer. "The recent bushfires have highlighted to all Australians the challenges of living in rural areas. Mountain bikers, having a connection to rural and bushland areas can empathize with those who have suffered so much."

"MTBA recognizes the massive loss of life, property and community as a result of these fires. Since we are closely associated with the regional areas affected we wish to join the rest of Australia in assisting."

Contact MTBA via its website, or contribute donations directly via the Australia Red Cross at

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.