Riders plan 50km ride through forest from Leyburn to Talgai
ROOSTER Lucas is the best-known mountain bike rider in the Warwick area and is at it again.
He is organising a ride starting and finishing on November 30 with a 50km ride through the state forest between Leyburn and Talgai.
Lucas is hoping for 20 riders from the Warwick area.
"There are half a dozen regular mountain riders in our area and some of the regular cyclists will have a go at mountain bike riding," he said.
"A few of the riders have bought mountain bikes in the past two months."
Each Saturday and Sunday, groups of road cyclists leave for recreational rides from Redback Cycles at 6.30am.
In the past three months, a group of mountain bike riders have joined together to have fortnightly rides on a Saturday leaving at 6.30am.
Some of the regular road cyclists often opt for a ride with the mountain bike group.
The mountain bike group rides on some of the dirt roads in the area and not on a purpose-built cross-country track.
"The Saturday rides each fortnight are for beginners and all mountain bikers who want to improve their fitness."
The next ride for the mountain bikers will be this Saturday and all are welcome to the leaving point in Grafton St.
Lucas said he had mapped out a course in the Leyburn area which would be suitable for novice riders.
"There will be a number of water bar jumps on the course," he said.
"The ride will be mainly on jeep trails.
"We hope to have more of these rides in the area."
More information from Lucas on 4667 0019 or at Redback Cycles.