The Malta Independent 12 July 2020, Sunday

Malta Mountain Bike community ready to hit the trails; 2020 Season launched

Maria Vella--Galea Monday, 13 January 2020, 14:18 Last update: about 7 months ago

The Malta Mountain Bike Association has announced its calendar for the 2020 Cross Country National Point Series which will kick off on Sunday 19th January in Mġarr.

The National Point Series will consist of five races spread over the period January - July.   Venues for the Series will see riders spoilt for choice with a selection of scenic yet technical locations which include - Ta' Lippija Tower, L-Imbordin, Ħaġar Qim, Majjistral Park and Selmun.

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The National Point Series is set to welcome the usual posse of riders, the likes of Maurice Formosa, Brandon Sultana, Etienne Bonello, Patrick Scicluna, Jason Vella, Marie Claire Aquilina as well as a number of riders who have been a regular presence on the previous season's calendar.  The Association looks forward also to welcome a good number of young riders in the Junior, U15 and U12 categories.

The Association, in its drive to attract more riders to the sport, announced the introduction of the Novice Category. This category will see entry level participants race on a shorter route with less aggressive terrain. A Participation Medal will be awarded on completion of at least 3 events from 5 at the end of the series.

The National Points Series will once again be sponsored by Trustmoore Corporate Services and supported by H20nly, Malta Nutrition, Powerbar Malta.

Malta Mountain Bike National Point Series Schedule

Race 1

Sunday 19th January

Ta' Lippija

Race 2

Sunday 23rd February

Limbordin

Race 3

Sunday 15th March

Majjistral Nature & History Park

Race 4

Sunday 19th April

Selmun

Race 5

Saturday 4th July

Ħaġar Qim

All Races start at 8:00am, except for the final Race which will start at 17:00hrs.

A meeting for all prospective participants will take place on Friday 17th January at 19:00hrs at the premises of the Mosta Cycling Club, 27 Trincetta, Il-Mosta. For more information please visit - https://www.maltamountainbike.org.mt/

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