A LITTLE SLOW ON THE UPTAKE

canberraI realise I'm a little slow on the uptake here, but a few weeks back the official website for the Canberra World Champs went live. It's a pretty sweet site, easy to navigate, hell they even have a Twitter account!!! Canberra is gearing up to host the 2009 Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Canberra presented by Shimano, at Stromlo Forest Park on the 30/31 August and CORC World Events are please to announce the launch of the official event website.

The website www.mtbworlds.com.au contains everything you need to know about the biggest Mountain Biking event that Australia will host in 2009. The website includes racing schedules, course information, support events, where to ride in Canberra, how to volunteer, and travel and visa information. Companies wanting to showcase their product, technical support teams, UCI official teams and individual riders can all purchase space in the village online via the website and you can also register to be part of our volunteer team.

The World Cup is brought to you by CORC World Events, a subsidiary of the Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC), Australia largest Mountain Bike Club. CORC delivers over 60 races throughout the year in and around Canberra.

Well known course builder Glen Jacobs has been busy crafting new tracks and making changes to existing ones at Stromlo Forest Park in preparation for the World Cup. To stay in touch with all the World Cup developments sign up for the newsletter. The monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with all of the course developments, who is riding and exhibiting, village activities and our sponsors and you could even get a chance to win VIP tickets and other prizes.

The World Cup weekend is not just about the elite riders, although they will be a great spectacle, if you don’t have the UCI points or just want to have a punt around the track you can register via the website for the non-elite races. Or if you want to help CORC deliver a race that no one will forget register to volunteer.

The World Cup is being held at Stromlo Forest Park on the 30/31 August and will be Mountain Biking's biggest party for 2009.

For further information please log on to www.mtbworlds.com.au