White Lightning Events are back with an all new series for 2021, celebrating casual racing at an affordable price and some cross-border competition. The Series will consist of two rounds in South East Queensland and two rounds in NSW, meaning there’s another decent reason for a road trip. Let’s take a look at the fixtures….
By Mike Branch
The Nitty Gritty
The bottom line is that this series is focused on affordable racing, an inclusive racing environment and a relaxed family-friendly race format. Each race will start at 8am and conclude at 2pm, race the stages as many times as you like, giving you plenty of time between the tape and some big bang for buck. One of the biggest draw cards to this race series is the low cost and club based format, at only $55 for adults and $45 for juniors.
Racers will be competing for series overall titles, club overall title and state overall title, meaning we will find out who the fastest riders are, fastest club is and the fastest State. This will add a little spice and entice all of us to have a dig at the whole series.
Round 1: Nerang, January 30-31
Round 1 of the series heads to Nerang State Forest and a trail network accustomed to club-based racing. The race this year will consist of a different course compared to many races in the past and there looks set to be some good stages. Check out the course map below..
Round 2: Kyogle, NSW. 13-14 March
Located approximately 200km and two and a half hours drive from Brisbane, Kyogle plays host to round 2 of the series. Situated just West of Byron Bay Kyogle is a picturesque place that has an ever-growing mountain bike trail network. Check out the trail network on trailforks.
Round 3: Boomerang Farm, 10-11 April
Home to one of the coolest trail networks in the country and where gravity meets the dirt, Boomerang Farm is an awesome location for the second Queensland round and round three of the series. No doubt there will be some awesome stages to race at this round and there will be plenty of air time, fast descents and good times. Check out our ride location article here.
Round 4: Woolgoolga, NSW. 8-9 May
Woolgoolga is on the Northern side of Coffs Harbour and home to a trail network growing by the seaside. Approximately 360 km South of Brisbane, Woolgoolga plays host to the last round of the season and a good chance to dip your toes in the ocean after the race. Check out the trailforks maps here.