News

Maryborough riders check-in at BMX titles in Bathurst

A THIRTEEN-strong contingent of Maryborough's best riders spent the first half of this week on the road to Bathurst for the national titles.

The riders, who range from under-7 sprocket riders to 16-years Champbikx Series competitors, travelled more than 1100km ahead of the BMX Australia event.

Maryborough BMX Club publicity officer Angela Browning, whose son Harrison will compete in the 14 Boys and the seventh and final round of the national series, said they spent their first day at the track for practice yesterday.

The pre-titles, which double as another chance for race practice, will be held today, before Harrison Browning, Jack and Anna Terry compete in the Champbikx Series tomorrow night.

Harrison is currently ranked sixth in the 14 Boys, but with this being a double points round, he could finish the event higher.

Maryborough BMX Club riders are at Bathurst for the National Championships.
Maryborough BMX Club riders are at Bathurst for the National Championships. Matthew McInerney

"This is a double points round so you never know what might happen," Browning said.

Browning said the cohort was keen to hit the track for the competition, as racing starts for all riders on Friday.

"(They are) as confident as they can be," Browning said.

"Obviously nerves are there, especially with Nationals event on the weekend.

"Riders are just hoping to get through Thursday and prepare for the weekend's main event."

Keep an eye on Maryborough BMX Club's Facebook page for updates.

BMX Australia will also livestream the event.

Go to their Facebook page for the link.

Topics:  bathurst, fraser coast, maryborough, riders, sport




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Calls to reduce fire fuel after bush blaze

A Sunshine Acres fire left nearby residents stunned.

Council vote for Pialba Memorial Hall to stay put

STAYING PUT: The Pialba Memorial Hall and the Pialba Railway Station will remain in their current positions at Freedom Park after   council voted on the issue yesterday.

The unanimous vote taken by Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Youth turn out for Coast’s Careers Expo

CAREER PATH: Niamh D'Or talks with Don Bayley and Clinton Nagel from Epic Employment Assist at the Fraser Coast Careers Expo at the Brolga Theatre yesterday. See more photos on page 6.

Hundreds attended the Careers Expo at Brolga Theatre yesterday.

Latest deals and offers

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago