Mountain biker cycles into Munda Biddi record book

An elite international mountain bike racer has set the fastest official recorded end-to-end of the 1000km Munda Biddi Trail.

Perth man Declan von Dietze, 22, departed Albany on his mountain bike on Sunday 30 April, and reached the northern end of the trail in Mundaring on Thursday 4 May in a time of four days, six hours and 39 minutes.

Declan said he attempted the record because he wanted to inspire young people to take up mountain biking.

“The Munda Biddi is among the best and longest mountain bike trails in the world, and what better way to get people interested in this wonderful sport and our magnificent environment than attempting to ‘Bust the Biddi’ in record time,” he said.

“It was an immense personal challenge, and I am proud that I have achieved it, but I am also hoping it will result in a higher profile for this sport in Western Australia and around the world.”

Declan plans to visit schools and community groups to encourage people to take up the challenge of mountain biking.

The Munda Biddi Trail is the world’s longest continuous off-road cycle trail, drawing tens of thousands of international, interstate and local riders each year.

The trail is managed by Parks and Wildlife in partnership with the Munda Biddi Foundation. The Foundation receives funding from the Departments of Sport and Recreation and Parks and Wildlife.

Last modified on Monday, 08 May 2017 15:56