Fraser Coast BMX stars to take on nation’s best

READY TO ROLL: Riders from the Maryborough BMX club are heading to Brisbane to compete at the National Championships.
READY TO ROLL: Riders from the Maryborough BMX club are heading to Brisbane to compete at the National Championships. Contributed

RIDERS from one of the best regional BMX clubs in the state will head to Brisbane ahead of this weekend's national championships.

Youth from the Maryborough BMX club will line the grid at the Sleeman Complex in Brisbane from today.

About 17 riders from across the Fraser Coast will make the trip, representing the Maryborough club.

Club secretary Angela Browning said the annual event was the pinnacle of BMX riding in the country.

"You've got riders from all over Australia that will go and compete," she said.

For the Maryborough club, this year's entourage is larger than previous years.

Most of the young riders will contest single races before progressing through the finals.

"The kids work their butts off to make it into that grand final race," Browning said.

As far as the club's prospects go, Browning is confident of a strong showing from our youngsters.

In previous years about six riders have performed well at national championships, and progressed to the world stage.

"Depending how well you do at the Australian titles, a certain number qualify to go to the world titles," she said.

Three of Maryborough's riders will defend their placings at the event.

"I think Maryborough will do all right," she said.

"Good luck to all of our riders, the club is very proud of them."

Topics:  bmx national championships

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