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POSTPONED: Tentative new date of Saturday, November 5 (Posted 29 Apr 2022)

  

It is with great regret have made the decision to postpone this weekend's (Sat April 2) event. The constant rain, with more forecast, has left trails saturated including the event centre. The weather forecast indicates there is more rain on the way leaving the trails no chance of drying to a rideable state by Saturday.

 

We have a tentative date of Nov 5 for the rescheduled race and entries will be rolled over once the new date is locked in. If, however, a refund is preferred these will be processed from next week.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our, as well as your, disappointment. The weather has trumped us. We would like to take this chance to thank everyone involved, all the competitors and supporters of the event, and especially our volunteers and sponsors who have worked tirelessly to get so close.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the rescheduled race in Spring.

announced by Adam Marshall MP, work on the new trails within the SportUNE trail network are almost complete. The trails construction has been completed and the New England Mountain Bikers Inc are working hard to consolidate the trails, install fence crossings and prepare the trails for their first major outing as part course for the 2022 UNE Life 12 Hours In The Piney.

Progress on the new trails

  

As announced by Adam Marshall MP, work on the new trails within the SportUNE trail network are almost complete. The trails construction has been completed and the New England Mountain Bikers Inc are working hard to consolidate the trails, install fence crossings and prepare the trails for their first major outing as part course for the 2022 UNE Life 12 Hours In The Piney.

Currently, the trails remain closed as NEMTB undertake these works. The recent wet weather has also created some problems that NEMTB is working to resolve before we can let riders access these new trails.

Until that work is completed, please do not ride the new trails until further notice. At this critical stage, riding the trails will cause damage that will require additional work before the trails can be opened.

Rest assured that NEMTB is working hard to get these trails ready a soon as they can. It will be worth the wait.

Armidale Autumn Festival

  

The UNE Life 12 Hours In The Piney is proud to be part of the 2022 Armidale Autumn Festival, a showcase of local talent and, of course, the magnificent autumnal colour.

 

The Armidale Autumn Festival will be held in the Beardy Street Mall  from 10am – 7pm on 2nd April 2022 with a wide variety of performances on the main stage including pipe bands, school musicals, school bands, New England Conservatorium of Music, aboriginal dancers, UNE colleges and more. More details can be found at the events page https://www.visitarmidale.com.au/event/armidale-autumn-festival-2022

There will be food trucks to tempt the fussiest eaters, and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Come on down and celebrate the Armidale community spirit at the Armidale Autumn Festival.