Cross Country mountain bike racing (XC, XCO, XCC) is a complete test of bike riding skills and fitness. Action-packed and fun for all, races are relatively short and consist of multiple laps loaded with features such as technical climbs, rock-gardens, singletrack trails, roots, drop-offs and jumps.

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Wild Wild West Series Round 3. Walloon 2021

Round 3 of the Wild West Series was held at the ever excellent Walloon

With close to 100 competitors taking to the start, the technical Walloon course turned on the Christmas magic. Tight, twisty, dry and dusty trails provided excellent, close racing conditions, ensuring that time gaps between competitors were minimal at the finish.

Riders were treated to beautiful racing conditions, with the temperature remaining cool due to the early start time (8.00am). Due to the unique racing format at Wild West events, with everybody on the circuit at the same time, nobody was left to sweat it out with a late afternoon race, all riders had finished racing by 10.00am.

No dismounts were required across the entire course, with a selection between A and B lines at all techincal sections. Walloon is a great facility to develop skill as a rider especially when tackling each element under racing conditions. Although Walloon is not open to the public for riding between events, you can ride at the facility as part of coaching setup ‘JR’s Gym and Bike’ visit their website for contact information.

Results – Walloon XCO (Cross Country) – Sunday, December 19th 2021

Sunday’s XCO (Cross Country) mountain bike race at Walloon

A Grade men once again had a very strong field take to the start line at Walloon, with Jared Graves repeating his win from Kooralbyn (Round 1). Joel Dodds and Kyle Stewart swapped positions from the previous round at Wondai to finish 2nd and 3rd.


Late entry Anna Beck took out a comfortable win in the the A Grade womens event with more than a minute’s advantage by the finish. Lisa Dodds and Ashley Watling battled hard all the way to the line with less than a second separating them at the finish.


Complete results for all categories from Round 3 XCO can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.

Event photography from Walloon

Dylan Proven Visuals - Event Photography

The amazing Dylan Provan Visuals have again provided a selection of stunning photographs from Walloon. Head over to his facebook page to see them all and give him a like, follow and share whilst you’re at it so you don’t miss any in the future.

> Click here to view photo album from the ‘Main Race’ (A/B/C/u15’s etc)
> Click here to view photo album from the ‘Under 11’s Race’
> Click here to view photo album from ‘Around & About the Event’

We have added a small selection from Dylan’s collection for your viewing pleasure below.