Soft Cogs tackle Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix endurance race at Singleton

MORE than 200 riders lined up for the Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix endurance race at Singleton on Saturday.

Round four of the popular series not only featured 24-hour solo world champion Jason English, but also a strong local contingent, led by the Soft Cogs.

And, the circuit, on the corner of Maison Dieu Road and Dights Crossing Road, provides enough challenges for those participants contesting the 4-hour and 7-hour divisions.

Promoter Martin Wisata said the race was one of Rocky Trail Entertainment’s flagship events.

“It’s always a good round at Singleton,” he explained.

“The riders enjoy coming here – and we have them from all over NSW and the ACT.

“They’re also vying for points [in the series].

“It’s a fast course; and a super accessible track.

“To be honest, it’s one of my favourite event centres – you can see everything.”