Welcome to the seventh Willo Enduro, to be held on Sunday February 26th 2017.
The Willo Enduro is a race unlike any other. Riders come to this event, not so much for personal gain, but for the memory of James. The race is an annual reminder to all riders of the joys of mountain biking and the impact James had on the sport. It is an emotional race for some, from the organisers who knew James closely and to some of his closest friends riding in the Elite category. But for everyone else, the relaxed and friendly nature of the race, does in fact reflect on James and the camaraderie that mountain biking brings for all.
Four hundred to six hundred riders race in four distances of 13km, 25km, 50km or 75km.
For the third time in 2017, the Willo Enduro will be part of the 2017 National Cross Country Marathon (XCM) series. http://www.mtba.asn.au/event/xcmnationalseries/
Organising the Willo Enduro, is very much a collaborative effort. The Southern Highlands Cycling Club teams up with the expertise of CORC, with many friends and supporters of James completing the team. Strong support is also thrown in by local businesses. This race could not happen without sponsors Giant, Powerbar, JetBlack, Radical Lights, Rubena Tyres, Frameskin, Enduro Magazine, and Forest Corporation of NSW. All these sponsors provided prizes for the event. Race organisers Rocky Trail Entertainment, Chocolate Foot, Cycle Education, Wild Horizons, The Duo Classic and the Kowalski Challenge also provided generous prizes. A big thanks also goes to ONYA bike in Belconnen, and to local bike shops who contribute in many ways. Thanks to Snax on Trax who provide the food for the day and the Wingello Fire Brigade, who provide the marshals. The race organisers would like to extend a huge thanks to all these sponsors and supporters for without them, this race would not happen.
All proceeds from this race are put back into Junior Development with an annual training camp held each year in November. http://www.jameswilliamson.com.au/willo-junior-development-camp/2016-camp-report/