The 2010 3 Ring Circus Is Cycling To Town



Roll up, Roll up, Roll up! Bring bikes, bring the family to the Big Top. See wild trails tamed, be charmed by the snaking singletrack, watch Over the Bar acrobatics and riders juggling speed and stamina.…………Fairy floss will flow, handlebars may be swallowed.
The 3 Ring Circus is cycling to town………

800 mountain bikers will clown around on the sweet trails of Wingello State Forest in the NSW Southern Highlands this Sunday 25 July for The 3 Ring Circus. This will include some of Australia’s leading mountain bike performers. The likes of Peter Hatton, Shaun Lewis, Matt Flemming, Paul Rowney and Andy Fellows will attempt to steal the thunder from 2009 champion Hamish Elliot.

The 3 Ring Circus is a mountain bike race where solo performers or relay teams of two or three will ride 50km taking in three loops or ‘rings’ – Blue (approx 6km), Red (approx 25km),and Yellow (approx 19km). This once only performance starts at 10am.

The 3 Ring Circus offers something for everyone – singletrack for the experienced, climbs for the fit and scenic forest roads for the novice.

Keeping to the theme some riders will dress as clowns or trapeze artists; bikes may be styled as lions or elephants! Indeed even unicycles will appear in the race (that’s right – 50km on a unicycle on the dirt!) with the likes of Mark Lavis and the Holmik family battling it out with but one wheel each.
Heidi Hoops will bring her Circus troupe to entertain during the day with stilt walkers, jugglers, ring mistresses and acrobats mingling with the clowns on bikes.
Circus Ringmaster, The Great Huwberto, took a break from knife throwing practice to say a few words:

“ The Big Top is full with all 800 available saddles for the 3 Ring Circus snapped up by willing riders from across the land. Young turks of 12 will join old troupers of 70 to go fast and slow, up and down as their wheels roll on along some of the prettiest trails this side of nirvana. We welcome spectators (standing room only!) to see the spectacle; follow the signs into Wingello State Forest from Wingello village and remember you might have to walk a distance from your where your car is parked – space is tight” he said as he took aim toward the lycra clad roadie cyclist pinned against the knifeboard.

“ The Circus is a great opportunity for experienced riders and those new to the sport to have some fun, meet some
challenges and, if they feel the urge, to put red noses on beneath helmets and to paint faces for sweat to Roll down,
Roll down, Roll down……….”
Full details on The 2010 3 Ring Circus can be found on

For further information contact 0418 977609 or email


Huw Kingston

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