Pictorial: 24-hour mountain biking Down Under

Moonlight, dust & party frocks at the Mont

Last weekend saw over 1300 riders gather at Majura Vineyard, Canberra for the Mont 24-Hour Mountain Bike Race. Mark Nolan of Getty Images was Captain Ubiquitous all weekend and snapped these excellent images of a very laid-back weekend.

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And they’re off! A standing/riding start replaced the Le Mans start of previous years, much to every
And they’re off! A standing/riding start replaced the Le Mans start of previous years, much to everyone’s delight.
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And they’re off! A standing/riding start replaced the Le Mans start of previous years, much to everyone’s delight.
In the big start  thicket of riders, you needed to concentrate to avoid bumping wheels.
In the big start thicket of riders, you needed to concentrate to avoid bumping wheels.
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In the big start thicket of riders, you needed to concentrate to avoid bumping wheels.
Ben Cumming emerges from the dust of the start looking surprisingly cheerful about an opening-minute
Ben Cumming emerges from the dust of the start looking surprisingly cheerful about an opening-minute mechanical. He does have 24 hours to fix it…
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Ben Cumming emerges from the dust of the start looking surprisingly cheerful about an opening-minute mechanical. He does have 24 hours to fix it…
Riders wait in transition for the end of the first lap
Riders wait in transition for the end of the first lap
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Riders wait in transition for the end of the first lap
Riders from the Gu Girls hand over the relay baton.
Riders from the Gu Girls hand over the relay baton.
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Riders from the Gu Girls hand over the relay baton.
Joel Read (Total Rush) styles off at the start of a lap
Luke Mackenzie (Total Rush) styles off at the start of a lap
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Joel Read (Total Rush) styles off at the start of a lap
Matt Grootenboer (soft edges) and his team rode in evening gear
Matt Grootenboer (soft edges) and his team rode in evening gear
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Matt Grootenboer (soft edges) and his team rode in evening gear
Stephen Winslow (www.laughingmind.com) styles it up
Stephen Winslow (www.laughingmind.com) styles it up
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Stephen Winslow (www.laughingmind.com) styles it up
Helen McMullen (soft edges) gets a frocking move on in the woods.
Helen McMullen (soft edges) gets a frocking move on in the woods.
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Helen McMullen (soft edges) gets a frocking move on in the woods.
Nikki Fischer (Southern Highlands Young and Restless)
Nikki Fischer (Southern Highlands Young and Restless)
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Nikki Fischer (Southern Highlands Young and Restless)
Daniel McKay (Giant) fast and focused in the singletrack
Daniel McKay (Giant) fast and focused in the singletrack
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Daniel McKay (Giant) fast and focused in the singletrack
Peter McDonald (8 wheels track) leads Rebecca Hall (RE Ratbags)
Peter McDonald (8 wheels track) leads Rebecca Hall (RE Ratbags)
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Peter McDonald (8 wheels track) leads Rebecca Hall (RE Ratbags)
Stuart Locke  (CareFlight Team 2) into the dusk
Stuart Locke (CareFlight Team 2) into the dusk
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Stuart Locke (CareFlight Team 2) into the dusk
Jodie Lennox (Giant Mixed) gets in some night riding
Jodie Lennox (Giant Mixed) gets in some night riding
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Jodie Lennox (Giant Mixed) gets in some night riding
Craig Pullen (Onespeed Juggernauts) - his team were second in the mixed singlespeed class but were a
Craig Pullen (Onespeed Juggernauts) – his team were second in the mixed singlespeed class but were accused of not drinking enough beer on the way.
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Craig Pullen (Onespeed Juggernauts) – his team were second in the mixed singlespeed class but were accused of not drinking enough beer on the way.
Jak Rizzo (Pushy Galore) wonders where the hell that flash came from.
Jak Rizzo (Pushy Galore) wonders where the hell that flash came from.
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Jak Rizzo (Pushy Galore) wonders where the hell that flash came from.
I’m sure this line of red dots leads back to transition
I’m sure this line of red dots leads back to transition
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I’m sure this line of red dots leads back to transition
Good moon rising
Good moon rising
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Good moon rising
Chris Wight (Closer Racing Team)
Chris Wight (Closer Racing Team)
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Chris Wight (Closer Racing Team)
Dawn comes up over Majura
Dawn comes up over Majura
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Dawn comes up over Majura
I'm an expert, me
I’m an expert, me!
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I’m an expert, me!
Never felt better
Never felt better.
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Never felt better.
Still climbing after all these hours
Greg Burghardt (IMOS) still climbing after all these hours.
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Greg Burghardt (IMOS) still climbing after all these hours.
Darryl Cram (Retirement Village People) on the way to victory in the masters
Darryl Cram (Retirement Village People) on the way to victory in the masters
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Darryl Cram (Retirement Village People) on the way to victory in the masters
A Careflight bear waits in transition
A Careflight bear waits in transition
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A Careflight bear waits in transition
Alan Vogt (Team Oaf) tries to remember where he put his clothes as he hands over to Garrett McDonald
Alan Vogt (Team Oaf) tries to remember where he put his clothes as he hands over to Garrett McDonald
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Alan Vogt (Team Oaf) tries to remember where he put his clothes as he hands over to Garrett McDonald
The winning elite men’s team, Gu/SRAM/Niterider: Sid Taberlay, Chris Jongewaard, Brent Miller and Pe
The winning elite men’s team, Gu/SRAM/Niterider: Sid Taberlay, Chris Jongewaard, Brent Miller and Perren Delacour
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The winning elite men’s team, Gu/SRAM/Niterider: Sid Taberlay, Chris Jongewaard, Brent Miller and Perren Delacour
The winning women’s elite team, Brazilian Butterfly: Tory Thomas, Rowena Fry, Katherine O’Shea and J
The winning women’s elite team, Brazilian Butterfly: Tory Thomas, Rowena Fry, Katherine O’Shea and Joanna Wall
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The winning women’s elite team, Brazilian Butterfly: Tory Thomas, Rowena Fry, Katherine O’Shea and Joanna Wall