National Series / National Cup
Dwellingup in Western Australia will host the 2021 AusCycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships as part of the Dwellingup 100 on Saturday 18 September 2021.
The combination of a magnificent network of purpose-built trails in Murray Valley, Turner Hill and Marrinup, combined with sections of the Munda Biddi Trail has seen Dwellingup develop a reputation as one of Australia’s premier mountain biking destinations.
The 2021 AusCycling Marathon Mountain Bike Championships will attract the very best elite and age group mountain bikers from across Australia. The event includes four different distances ranging from 15km to the 100km Championship event to cater for all riding abilities.
AusCycling Statement (15/09/21)
In response to recent commentary around the XCM National Championships proceeding despite multiple states/territories not being able to attend, AusCycling is providing the following statement on their position:
2020 and 2021 have been tough times for many – including the event industry. AusCycling and The Event Team are committed to seeing as many events as possible proceed to provide riders with opportunities to compete, have some level of normality and support the industry. Event postponements or cancellations are determined on a case-by-case basis and the decisions made will not suit everyone.
With over 1,200 participants the Dwellingup 100, currently has a record number of riders, the event is in a strong position to be one of the biggest cycling events in Australia this year.
While there are a number of states that cannot freely access Western Australia, many National events have seen impacts from COVID-19 this year and gone forward which have impacted many participants. AusCycling held a final decision until this week in anticipation that further states/territories would also be able to attend, however unfortunately this was not the case.
Despite the difficult environment, the XCM National Championships is still extremely well supported with hundreds of entries to the Championships. Given the proximity of the event, and in fairness to those competitors already entered, investments from the organisers, sponsors and governments it was decided the event should proceed as a National Championships.