Only four weeks to go!4th April 2014
With only four short weeks to go, another strong field of riders are assembling to take on one of Australia’s favourite and longest running mountain bike marathons – The Convict 100.
Over the last 9 years, on the first weekend in May, some 13,000 riders have embraced the sleepy township of St. Albans in the Hawkesbury Valley. They tackled trails built by hand between 1826 and 1836, red lined up Blue Hill, rode across or swam next to the infamous kayak bridge, left skid marks on chamois’ down Jacks Track or Browns Lane and finally, road across the finish line to be greeted with a beer and a smile from a local firey.
Some made it back, others went home courtesy of a chopper or meat wagon. No groomed single track, no mountain bike parks, no lattes or shaved legs; just dirt in your nostrils and trails cut by nature or two centuries ago by a cattle thief. This is mountain biking in its purest form – welcome to the 10th anniversary of the Convict 100.
Need accommodation for race weekend?
The St Joseph’s Guest House is the passion of Steve Kavanagh, your host, who saw the potential of the ruined remains of a Catholic Church built in the 1800’s.
The building has been painstakingly restored and turned into a stunning guest house. The building now comprises four double bedrooms complete with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. A fifth bedroom has a separate bathroom. There is an indoor entertainment area for movies a large outdoor deck for the afternoon drinks and barbeque. A quiet upstairs retreat has a unique featured glass floor section to keep an eye on the festivities below.
Overlooking the kayak bridge and in close proximity to St. Albans, it is the perfect accommodation if you don’t fancy slumming it in a tent.
For more info:
Contact: Steve Kavanagh