$60,000 in total prizes, $15,000 for the first elite pairing, MTB racing in southern Tasmania.
With Wildside MTB on every second year, there is always potential to put on another quality stage race with plenty of fine trails in Tassie to choose from. There should be a strong national field with prizes like this on offer. Check the first edition press release from race director Duncan Giblin…….
Press release Hellfire Cup.
4 days of pairs racing January 25th – January 28th 2013.
As race director I wanted to create an event that put all the things I liked about the events I’ve managed, competed in and covered as a photographer. So over the last 4 years I have been working on an event that had to tick the following boxes:
• Seriously memorable trails in a beautiful location.
• The camaraderie of pairs racing.
• The social atmosphere of 24hr enduros.
• Good support for riders with young families.
• Prize money that recognises the achievements of elite and professional riders whilst holding an event that was equally rewarding for the guys who roll over the line last.
• An event that had different trails and stages, but had one base so we could limit the logistic headaches for riders, support crews and families.
We at Storm Bay Promotions have come up with a race that meets these criteria – The Hellfire Cup.
4 days of mountain bike racing in south east Tasmania. 30mins from Hobart airport. 1 race base, 6 different stages of riding.
Entry will be $400 per rider, free camping, lunch and evening meals provided each day.
Prize pool of over $60,000 in podium prizes, spot prizes and giveaways including a total of $15,000 for first elite pair.
Last Day culminates in a lunchtime banquet, presentations and onsite after party with bands and beers.
The new 200k race course has loads of new single track, mad forest trails, awesome descents and beautiful landscapes. This course has awesome stages that will reward all skill levels.
Full website online May 30th 2012. Entries open July 1st 2012. Entries Close November 1st 2012.
Storm Bay Promotions, Race Director – Duncan Gilbin