8 August, 2022
Riders dominate the mountain side
THERE was tough competition on the mountain sides of Atherton over the weekend, with bikers coming from as far as Townsville to compete in the annual ELEV8XCM mountain bike cross country.
The intense race, hosted by Atherton’s Tableland Cycle Sports, had riders enduring over 12km of track either as a team, duo or trio through the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park.
This year, local rider Sarah White dominated the first lap of the race, setting the fastest female lap time of 36 minutes, with Cairns male competitor Dominic Hoyal not far behind clocking in 31 minutes.
Taking out the top spot overall in the solo male was Rinaldo Lookene, who completed 12 laps and over 140km.
Overall winning female solo went to Chrissy Comyers from Cairns, who completed nine laps overall.