On 1st February 2009 Kamala Beach in Phuket hosted a Mountain Bike Competition. There are already several well known MTB competitions in Phuket including but not limited to Kata and Karon Mountain Bike competitions. The turn out was good and the event was regarded as a big succuss so for sure it will be the first of many such Mountain Biking races to be held in Kamala.
Feb 1st 2009 was the first MTB competition held in Kamala, Phuket.
The route was 7.5km and there were two main categorys; A-open which was 4 laps of the 7.5km route and B-open which was 3 laps of the same route.
7.5km, 60% on road and 40% off road.
The Childrens Male race at the start line.
Of the various groups and categories the Childrens male race had the greatest number of participants. The Childrens female race had just three girls, great for the 3 girls as they were all gauranteed a podium position as long as they completed the race.
Childrens Male race gets under way.
Over the bridge, along the beach, followed by hard top road before some off road trails.
1 more lap to go.
Along the beach past suprised tourists.
Childrens Race Competitors.
Winner of the childrens female race.
Crossing the finish line.
Congratulations to all the Mountain Bikers that took part in Kamala’s first Mountain Bike Competition.