Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Endurance Ride Success; Devoted Riders Trade Chocolate for Exercise at the weekenda[euro][TM]s 24-Hour Marathon

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Endurance Ride Success; Devoted Riders Trade Chocolate for Exercise at the weekenda[euro][TM]s 24-Hour Marathon

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Drew Timbs

Sports reporter

sport@gympietimes.com

CYCLING: While a majority of Australians were chomping chocolate during the long weekend, the team at Gympie Bikes had other ideas a contesting the Hidden Vale 24-hour marathon bike ride.

The dedicated riders travelled to Hidden Valeas Spicer Resort on Saturday to contest the annual event.

Starting at noon on Saturday and finishing at noon on Sunday, the huge race involved riders travelling along an 18km course until the time was up.

Gympie Bikes nominated a relay team and also a solo rider for the long-distance race.

The four-person team, led by Gympie Bikes owner Mike Roderick, placed 10th out of the 23 teams, which Roderick said was a great effort on all parts.

aThe team did really well to place 10th in the competitive race,a he said.

aWe completed 23 laps in the 24 hours, so it really shows how much effort we put in.a

Members, Troy Kubler, Kyla Macdonald, Matt Hunter and Roderick, all rode for roughly six hours each. …

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