New venue for SHIMANO MTB GP Round 6 in 2015: Mowbray Park Farm in Picton

Together with our headline sponsor SHIMANO Cycling Australia, we would like to announce a new venue for Round 6 of the 2015 SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series: Mowbray Park Farm in Picton, NSW.

We discovered this location recently as part of our ongoing trail scouting activities and found it to be the ideal venue for the final round of the season on 3 October 2015 – part of the Labour Day long weekend.

We will continue our talks with Wylde Mountain Bike Park and plan to include it into the 2016 series – changes in administration, costing, venue access and camping permissions need to be reconsidered and renegotiated and we were not able to ensure to have everything settled by the end of September for the early October race date.

So, here is a snapshot of what awaits you at Mowbray Park Farm!  It offers accommodation and camping, a brand-new mountain bike trail built by the Wollondilly Trailblazers Club and plenty of family and kids activities for visiting spectators.

Online registration will be open after Round 5.

 

Location – how to get there:

Address: Mowbray Park Farm, 745 Barker’s Lodge Road, Picton NSW 2571

It’s located about 80 min south of Sydney, half-way to Canberra. Take the Picton exit and drive 10km into the town of Picton. From there turn right towards Barkers Lodge Road; you’ll see the entry to Mowbray Park Farm after 8 km on your left.

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About the race track

The race track will be about 9km long. It will be the first official race there, so come and explore the 9km race track that goes all around the beautiful farmstay property – ride across lush meadows, serene creeks, through windy singletracks and on flowy trails through young pine plantations.

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Track map
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The event centre will be lcoated on the high side of this huge meadow.
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You’ll start your race traversing across this meadow towards the back of the property.
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You’ll race through the lush bushland on the farm property. All single trails will be freshly groomed ahead of the race.
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Nice feature – the bridge across the dam.
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View of the bridge from the other side.
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Gentle climbs towards the back of the property.
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Large gum trees dominate the scenery.
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Beautiful bush trails and features.
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Scenic views.
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Rock features keep it interesting.
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Racing along a pretty creek.
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Rocky trails near the creek crossing.
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Back into the bush.
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Towards the pine plantation.

 

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Windy trail in the pine plantation.
Pine forest trails.
Pine forest trails.
Billabong passing.
Billabong passing.

 

 

Accommodation & farm activities

Great for spectators to see the mountain bike racing action up close – entry to the event centre is free. Explore the beautiful Mowbray Park Farmstay property and its surrounds – bring the family and stay for the long weekend in their en-suite rooms. You can also camp – it’s $20 per person per night.

There will be a free kids program throughout the day with junior races and colouring-in competitions. For their in-house farm activities, including pony riding, animal feeding, canoeing, treasure hunts, craft and games, please book yourself in via www.farmstayholidays.com.au!

 

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