Brutal six-hour bike ride



It was a test of endurance at Coronet Peak earlier this month, during the iconic Emerson’s Super Quench Brakeburner.

The super-D endurance mountain bike race, a combination of downhill, enduro and cross country, started in 2005.

Recreational teams or individuals race against the clock, aiming to complete the most laps over six hours.







Staged on a single track, six teams entered this year’s event with just one individual rider, local Graham Jenkins, who completed 20 laps of the course in 5 hours, 54 minutes.

The winning team, Schwalpe Scoundrels, comprising Matt Cederwall, Jack Bayley and Jimmy Norris, knocked out 23 laps in 5hrs 46 mins.

Coronet Peak boss Nigel Kerr says it was a ‘‘perfect day’’ for the race, and they’re already amping for next year.