In just two months time, the mountain biking community will descend on the small, sleepy, historical village of St Albans in the Hawkesbury for the 16th running of the Convict 100, a mountain bike race with a history and atmosphere that is unparalleled.
What is it that keeps riders returning year after year to take on the rough-hewed tracks and epic journey that is the Convict?
• Spectacular views along all the courses: mountains and ridges as far as the eye can see, pretty farming valleys dotted with farmsteads with the glint of the river running through the centre.
• The challenge of the course: this is mountain biking at it’s purest, man and machine against nature but still so much fun.
• The atmosphere: the small town is tripled in size by mountain bikers for one weekend, as row upon row of tents appear and everyone buzzing with excitement.
• The throw back to a simpler time: no bells and whistles or mobile phones, just a group of friends together, sharing in the journey and love of mountain biking, just camaraderie at it’s finest as they all gear up for the adventure ahead.
Let’s be honest, it’s probably all of those elements combined that make the Convict 100 a favourite for so many people.
If you haven’t made it out to St Albans for a few years, why not recreate the fun again in 2021. If you have never made the trip before but enjoy hitting the trails on your bike you will not be disappointed.
Now is the best time to enter and SAVE on your Convict 100 entry! With a price rise occurring on Thursday 1st April and with over 70% of entries already sold, you better get your entry in quick smart.