The World Cup returns to Cairns this April, and if the last time the racers hit up the tropics of North Queensland is anything to go by, it's going to be well worth heading across the ditch for. Hopefully it'll be a tad drier for the downhillers this time though... we'll be heading back over to check out the racing and all the great riding around the area, as featured in Troy Brosnan's showreel here.
Troy Brosnan was invited up to Cairns for a week by RideCairns / Tropical Tourism North Queensland. Over the course of the week, Troy got to sample the finest attractions, sights and trails on offer in Tropical North Queensland in the 100 days-to-go leadup to the Cairns UCI World Cup. AJ Hackett Cairns, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Raging Thunder Ballooning, Passions of Paradise, Hartleys Creek Crocodile Adventures (just to name a few) all welcomed Troy during his stay to experience our corner of the world. In between cuddling koalas, feeding salt water crocodiles and exploring underwater coral castles on the Great Barrier Reef, Troy was shown the full array of trails on offer, from the incredible Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park, to a 1-on-1 session with the unique and historic Cairns UCI World Cup DH course, which can be seen in Part 2, Sunday January 18th. As we move into the 2016 Cairns UCI World-Cup and 2017 UCI World-Championships, we look forward to seeing Troy back in our playground, to compete against the world's finest MTB athletes.