Andrew Barr is showing off $1.5 million in improvements to the hilariously named Stromlo Forest Park (the once and future forest).
Apparently the adrenalin junkies weren’t getting enough of a buzz off the downhill course so it’s been made steeper and bumpier.
- “The changes mean riders will approach speeds of up to 65 kilometres an hour, creating a more thrilling spectacle for the large crowds which will converge on Stromlo during September. More space has also been provided on the side of the track for the spectators to be trackside.”
Local elite downhill rider Ben Corey commended the changes: “The new track is faster, there’s more energy and we have turned a peddaly section into a fun one and it definitely makes it more spectator friendly as well,” he said.
This is all in anticipation of the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships.