2018 Altherm MTB National Championships XCO gets changed due to snow

 A bit of snow...

A bit of snow...

Mother nature decided to shake things up a bit and dump a fresh blanket of snow on Cardrona Bike Park a few days out from the 2018 Nationals. Due to this, the XCO has been moved to Lake Hawea, but the Downhill will continue as scheduled.

 Liam Jackson sampling some of Gita's White Pow - PC Jason Beacham

Liam Jackson sampling some of Gita's White Pow - PC Jason Beacham

From Cycling NZ: Important changes to the Altherm MTB National Championships Event Schedule for both XCO and DH riders.

Friday 23 February XCO Race Pack Pick-Up: 9am – 1pm at Wright’s Farm, Hawea Flat DH Race Pack Pick-Up: 2pm – 5pm at Cardrona DH Track walk: from 3pm only at Cardrona

Saturday 24 February XCO Race Pack Pick-Up: 8am – 1pm at Wright’s Farm, Hawea Flat DH Race Pack Pick-Up: 8am – 1pm at Cardrona

All timings for Saturday and Sunday remain the same as the original programme at this stage.

 Dane Nimmo trying to get used to the Southern Climate - PC Jason Beacham

Dane Nimmo trying to get used to the Southern Climate - PC Jason Beacham

Cardrona's staff is working hard to clear the DH course so it's ready for the weekend!