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Round Three, Nowra - Rescheduled

27 August 2015

Dear Singletrackers

Thank you for entering Round 3 of the Finish Line Singletrack Mind Series at Coondoo Road, Nowra. We were really looking forward to heading back once again to this venue, we've raced here every year of the Series because, simply put, everyone loves it! 

So we are incredibly disappointed to let you know that the event has been postponed. We were, as always, keeping an eye on the forecast and on Monday it looked promising for the event despite the predicted rain - we raced at Coondoo last year with 200mm in the week before with no problem. However the forecast kept getting revised as the rain fell and the area has now received a whopping 400mm since Monday, and it would be unrealistic of us to hope that this water could drain sufficiently for the race. Not to mention the issues in the local area of flooding and evacuations and the danger of simply being in the forest after such a deluge. Your safety and enjoyment is paramount and we're certain that we've made the right decision by postponing and rescheduling the event - hopefully giving you plenty of notice to make alternative plans for the weekend (the Snowies could be a good Plan B?!).

We'd like to say a huge thank you to our host club South Coast United Mountainbikers for their assistance in making this decision and of course the preparation they have put into providing a sublime race track for this weekend. We can't wait to race at Nowra and we are pleased to let you know that we have set a date for the rescheduled race. YAY!

The new date for Round 3 of the Finish Line Singletrack Mind Series is Sunday 25 October, at Coondoo Road, Nowra.

What to do now?

If you're able to attend, then you don't need to do anything. All current entries and day permits will be transfered to the new date and you'll hear more from us in the days before the event. If your MTBA membership happens to expire between now and then, please renew it (the entry system does a check with MTBA on expired memberships).

If you or some of your team members are unable or do not wish to attend the new date of 25 October, here are the options:

  • Substitute rider or riders in your team, or transfer your entry to another rider/team - this transfer must be completed by the new date's closing date (midnight on 21 October 2015). Please see our website for info on how to change your entry.

  • Notify us within 14 days of the date of this email, and we will refund 100% of your entry fee. To arrange the refund, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 10 September.

If you have any questions about anything above, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Event entries are now re-opened, so if you know of anyone who is keen to race at Nowra but couldn't make it this weekend, please let them know the news!

In the meantime, if you're keen to race at Coondoo a little sooner, then SCUM are holding the 3hr 'Dusk to Dark' event on Saturday 5 September - head to the SCUM website for more info.

We look forward to seeing you all in Nowra in October, if not before!


Fi & Joe