The Highland Fling
The Final Fling was Flung on Sunday 12th November 2017
Wild Horizons announced that The Highland Fling, one of Australia’s largest, longest established, most iconic and much loved mountain biking events, held on 12 November 2017 was to be, after all those years, The Final Fling . The Highland Fling enticed countless thousands of riders since 2005 to take on the challenge, often year after year.
The Final Fling was also a major fundraiser for Save the Children Australia, raising funds to support the superb work they do for children and families in 24 countries around the world.
The event was an annual fixture on the calendar as one of Australia’s premier mountain bike events and as one of the most recognisable events in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
2017 was the 13th running of The Highland Fling, Australia’s MTB Marathon Championship. The Fling was a mountain bike marathon for all. It offered a scenic and challenging route through forests and farmland in the Southern Highlands of NSW, hammering singletrack, forest tracks, dirt road and less than 2km of blacktop.
The Southern Highlands presents a superb venue for mountain biking or off road cycling. It possesses a variety of terrain, the closest State Forests (Penrose and Wingello) to Sydney, is easily accessible by road and rail from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Wollongong with good airport connections.