Capes’ junior champions set pace

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Enduro series cmountain bike champions Joshua Moore 12, Finlay Walker 11, Lucy Hill 16, Bella Moore 10, Jayden Fraser 18, Sam Goldstone 13, and Angus Nichols 12.
Camera IconEnduro series cmountain bike champions Joshua Moore 12, Finlay Walker 11, Lucy Hill 16, Bella Moore 10, Jayden Fraser 18, Sam Goldstone 13, and Angus Nichols 12. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

The future of mountain biking in the Capes is bright, with seven of the region’s best junior mountain bikers crowned WA champions at the final round of the 2019 WA Gravity Enduro series.

The most popular and growing discipline of mountain biking is Enduro, bringing hundreds of riders together from across WA for events from York to Pemberton.

The event held at Evedon Retreat east of Bunbury saw a complete domination by Busselton and Dunsborough riders in the Whippets — entry division

Angus Nichols was crowned State series champion after the seven rounds, followed by Josh Moore in second place, and Findlay Walker in third.

In the under-19 males, Jayden Fraser closed off an impressive year as the winner of the series.

Not to be outdone, Bella Moore took out third place for the year in the girls division of Whippets.

In the under-15s, Sam Goldstone took out third place in his first year of competing.

In the under-19 girls, Lucy Hill racing took out second place also in her first year of competitive riding.

On-Track Mountain Biking coach Steve Lane said he was delighted with his riders performances.

“I’m so proud of these champs and what they have achieved. What’s most pleasing is the character they’ve demonstrated along the way and their love for the sport,” he said.

He welcomed new-comers to the sport via an upcoming “Summer Series” at the Dunsborough tracks.

“This will be an ideal opportunity for riders of any level to test their skills against our local champion,” he said.

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