|The Fundy Hundy is set to change the shape of mountain bike racing in Rotorua, New Zealand.
It will be part of the Skyline Sprint Warrior at the city’s annual Bike Festival in February.
“A good mate, Ra Bhana, and I used to joke about an event that was based on weight divisions - to help even the odds for the more ’significant‘ rider,” says Sprint Warrior organiser, Adrian Ashmore. “Now, I have the chance to make this a reality and the Mountain Bike Rotorua Fundy Hundy” 100kg+ race division is born.”
To be eligible riders must be 100 kilograms on the day of event, and the highest placed 100kg plus rider in the Sprint Warrior will take home $1 per kg of body weight.
“Random weight testing will be conducted throughout the day to ensure compliance,”Ashmore added with his characteristic grin.