Changing codes for a day no handicap for cyclist


North Otago cyclist Tim Rush led the field from start to finish to win the solo section of the 12-hour mountain bike event in Naseby on Saturday.
Rush, typically a road cyclist, changed codes for the day and the results were impressive.
He biked 240km over tough, muddy and technical terrain, relishing the challenge.
“I love mountain biking as it is very much one-on-one, whereas road cycling is often team-oriented and team tactics being played constantly,” he said.
“Mountain biking has such a variety of terrain and the other bikers were so supportive and cheered me on.”Others from North Otago to compete at the event included a veteran men’s team, consisting of Andrew Milne, Neil Jorgenson, Mike Goldingham and Sheldon Rush, who placed first in their section.
Glen Taylor, Grant Alding, Ian Perry and David Laughton also competed in the veteran men’s team section, while a Crombie Price team rode in the corporate team event, placing third.
More than 1400 mountain bikers competed at the annual event.

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