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The Western Australian Schools Mountain Bike Championships are an annual event held in Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park with this year’s event being presented by Smarter than Smoking. The event provided schools with the opportunity to compete amongst one another, with both experienced and novice riders participating.

This year the event was held from September 6 – 7, and for the first time was open to Primary school students in addition to Secondary school students. Riders from Years 3 – 6 competed in a Primary School Challenge where they raced to complete as many laps as possible on a 1 – 2 km loop over 25 minutes.

MTBWA brings you its favourite moments from this year’s Smarter than Smoking Western Australian Mountain Bike Championships.


Ready, set, go! The primary school riders start off this year’s Championships with a bang.

Despite their age, the primary school students still manage to speed through the course.

Mountain biking celebrity Sam Hill passes out medals to the riders to reward them for their efforts.

This onlooker takes a moment to admire the medals of these triumphant riders.

Sam Hill takes a moment to autograph the helmets of his adoring fans.

The secondary school students start off Day 2 calm and collected as they face the gloomy weather.

This rider makes some good air time and strikes a pose for the camera.

The riders braved the weather and the muddy conditions to put on a good show.

The course featured many twists and turns which were made even trickier with the muddy conditions.

All smiles as these triumphant riders show off their trophies next to Sam Hill.